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.
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):
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.
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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.)