Dehydration is a condition where our body is lack of fluid. This condition can lead to many mild or severe condition as our body need fluids to normally functioning.1
The most obvious sign indicating that our body is lack of fluid is by seeing our urine. If our urine have colour other than transparent, then it is a sign that our body is lack of fluid or water. The darker color of our urine the more dehydrated our body is. Dehydration can bring many symptoms such as getting thirst, dry mouth, weakness, dizziness, and confusion.
Dehydration is caused by following reasons :
– Not enoiugh drinking
– Excessive sweating
– Increased urination
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Acupuncture Treatment for Dehydration
According to the chinese medicine treatment practice, dehydration is caused by something wrong with the spleen, stomach, tripple energizer and liver. Disorder in spleen make the food can not be digest properly. Overloaded spleen make the stomach also getting disturbed which in turn make accumulation of the heat. Disturbance in tripple energizer make the fluid movement disturbed. While disturbance in the liver also make the heat getting accumulated. The combinaton of these 4 factors contributing to the disorder of dehydration. Acupuncturist then must find the way to treat the disorder.
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