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


Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) - Basics

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.


Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) - Diagnostic Patterns

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).

The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of urinary tract infection (uti):



Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating urinary tract infection (uti). For a complete list from our store with more details see our urinary tract infection (uti) formula section.


Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) - Questions

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (3) 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.)




The following (5) Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Ba Wei Dai Xia Fang

  • Eight Herb Powder for Vaginal Discharge
    • Clearing damp heat in the lower warmer, particularly with underlying blood deficiency - vaginal disharge, vaginal itching, vaginal inflammation along with constipation, possibly anemia, low back pain, and/or abdominal pain. ¬†Leukorrhea may be yellow, white or red.
    • Gonorrhea, syphilis.
  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Damp-Heat

Ba Zheng Wan

  • Eight Herb Powder for Rectification
    • Painful urination when it arises from damp heat syndrome - urinary tract infections, leukorrhea, cystitis.
    • Prostatitis when from damp heat.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Clear Damp-Heat
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Generally not for long-term use as it can lead to deficiency.
    • Avoid during pregnancy.

Bi Xie Feng Qing Yin Wan

  • Dioscorea Formula To Separate The Clear
    • Generally for painful urination issues (gao lin) that arises from kidney yang deficiency.
    • With related kidney yang deficiency pattern - chronic urinary tract infections, leukorrhea, vaginal thrush.
    • Chronic prostatitis, particularly with white and cloudy urine.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in cases arising from bladder damp heat - ba zheng wan or san jin wan would likely be better.

San Jin Wan

  • Triple Gold Pills
    • Painful/burning or diffulty urination possibly with increased urgency due to damp heat accumulation.
    • Dark or scanty urine.
    • Urinary stones.
    • Urinary tract infection.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Clear Damp-Heat
  • Cautions
    • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
    • Not suitable for long term use.



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