Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Dysuria (Painful Urination) - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

The Chinese Medicine treatment of dysuria (painful urination) generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

Dysuria is pain or discomfort when urinating, which is often described as a burning sensation. Dysuria most commonly is caused by bacterial infections of the urinary tract. It also can be a symptom of several other conditions, including: Lower and/or Upper Urinary Tract Infection, Urethritis, and Vaginitis.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Dysuria.


There are no acupuncture treatment protocols associated at this time.



There are no tongren treatment protocols associated at this time.


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The following herbal formulas from our store are potentially useful for dysuria (painful urination):

Unfortunately there are no linked formulas at this time, try our stores symptoms page. Ultimately, you should ask your practitioner or ask questions in our in our forums.


The following (0) acupuncture points may be useful for dysuria (painful urination). A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)

There are no associated points at this time.



There are (0) Chinese herbs currently associated with dysuria (painful urination). Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for dysuria (painful urination). For the most part treatment would be decided by the presenting TCM patterns and with formulas such as those listed in the next section.

There are no associated Chinese herbs at this time.

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