Kidney stones are caused by irritation to the kidneys over time (typically from carbohydrate/sugar consumption but more recently from COVID spike protein exposure). The irritation impairs the ability of the kidneys to manage micronutrients which eventually build up and cause renal calculi (kidney stones).
The pain is severe and starts in the low back (where the kidneys are located) and radiates around to the front. It is severe pain that is colicky (comes and goes with strong contractions like labor). If the stone is smaller than 4mm it should be passed without complications.
Contact our office if you need help. We can treat with acupuncture and prescribe herbs and nutrition to support kidney function, prevent infection, and reduce damage to the kidneys, ureter, and bladder.
If there is blood in the urine, fever, or vomiting then go to the ER.