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Creatinine is a metabolic waste product of protein metabolism and is filtered out of the blood by the kidney. Typically, when creatinine is high eGFR is low, which is an indication of some form of kidney disease. So, the question isn't really 'can acupuncture lower serum creatinine? The question is, "can acupuncture help with kidney disease?" The answer is: it depends. How high is high creatinine? If your eGFR is low, how low is it? What other health issues or symptoms are you experiencing? What other health issues have you experienced in the recent past? What sort of health issues run in your family? What's your diet/lifestyle like? The diagnostic system under which acupuncture functions is looking at your entire system in an integrated way, and I'd need a decent chunk of that information to provide anything like an accurate or useful answer. If you're interested in trying Chinese medicine, I have three suggestions:
1. Do not abandon conventional medicine for Chinese medicine. This is not an either/or proposition. Given your question and the body systems involved, you could potentially be looking at kidney failure. If that's the case, it could be life threatening for you to abandon conventional medicine for a total Chinese medicine/acupuncture treatment approach.
2. There are some studies showing acupuncture improves eGFR and lowers serum creatinine. In a few of these studies, moxibustion was involved. I've personally gotten good results for people with low eGFR/high serum creatinine due to diabetic impact on kidney function. So, yes, it's possible acupuncture could help in this case. However, you need to make sure you're seeing an actual nationally board certified, state licensed acupuncturist and not a chiropractor or physical therapist who likely has little to no training in acupuncture and no training in the Chinese diagnostic methods.
3. To find a properly credentialed provider in your area, go to NCCAOM.org and use their "Find a Practitioner" lookup.