Stage 4 Kidney Disease

By Anna Dolopo, LAc

Patient Presentation

A 55 year old highly-stressed woman with an executive position came in having Stage 4 Kidney Disease. Her recent lab results showed her glomerular filtration rate (GFR) was 30 mL/min, meaning that her kidneys were filtering only 30mL of blood per minute; a healthy GFR is above 90 mL/min, which means that her GFR is 60mL/min below the healthy marker.

Acupuncture 1, 2, 3


Foot Taiyang Urinary Bladder


Dr. Tan’s Strategy of Twelve Magical Points, Pattern 1


Right: LU11 PC9 HT9 ST36 GB34 UB40 Left: LI4 SJ3 SI3 SP6 LV5 KD7

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Treatment Course

19 treatments within 38 days; one treatment every other day.

Follow-up Results

GFR reached 90 mL/min by the end of her course of treatment.

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