Below are alternative and natural treatment options for urinary disorders such as—but not limited to—Urinary Incontinence (inability to control bladder), Urinary Retention (inability to properly empty bladder), Interstitial Cystitis (inflammation of the bladder), Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (a condition characterized by urinary problems due to an enlarged prostate gland in men), and others. Within this section you will find commonly used acupuncture and acupressure points, appropriate herbal formulas and a variety of information from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) perspectives to aid in the treatment of urinary disorders.
The treatment of conditions with acupuncture can be a complicated endeavor that should only be undertaken by individuals with a deep understanding of the underlying Chinese Medicine theory (and/or whatever system being used for treatment). There are many approaches, but generally speaking few viable approaches are involved on a point to condition basis. Rather using proper diagnostic procedures the patients diagnostic pattern is ascertained and that is what is treated. The protocols listed here exemplify some of these clinical approaches.
The following Acupuncture Treatment Protocols May Be Used With Urinary Disorders (Lin Disease)
The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating urinary disorders (lin disease). For a complete list from our store with more details see our urinary disorders (lin disease) formula section.
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The following (19) acupuncture points may be useful for urinary disorders (lin disease). 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.)
The following (15) chinese herbs may be useful for urinary disorders (lin disease). In most cases, however, treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine is done with herbal formulas based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting herbs by function alone. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.