Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

The Chinese Medicine treatment of urinary tract infection (uti) 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).

A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when a bacteria enters the urinary tract and causes infection. This can occur in any organ of the urinary tract, which is comprised of the kidneys, bladder, prostate (in men), ureter and urethra. Symptoms of a UTI include frequent urges to urinate, pain or burning when urinating, back pain, abdominal pain and cloudy or dark urine.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Urinary Tract Infection.


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 urinary tract infection (uti):

Ba Zheng Wan
San Jin Wan

The following (2) acupuncture points may be useful for urinary tract infection (uti). 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 (0) Chinese herbs currently associated with urinary tract infection (uti). Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for urinary tract infection (uti). 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.

TCM Herbal Formulas That May Be Useful For Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

TCM FormulaClinical Functions
Huang Lian Shang Qing Wan

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San Jin Wan

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