Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) are a very common issue and affect 1 in 2 women and 1- 20 men. Common symptoms of UTIs include an urgent need to urinate, a burning feeling when urinating, an aching feeling, pressure or pain in the lower abdomen, cloudy or blood-tinged urine and a strong odour to your urine. If not treated promptly, the infection can travel up to the kidneys and cause more serious problems.
For most people they end up using antibiotics to treat this but did you know there are drug free alternatives? Especially for the earlier signs of a UTI it’s worth taking a visit to your trusted Chinese medicine practitioner. Also if you have been getting reoccurring UTI’s then it might be time to try a different approach to treatment.
Chinese medicine can help alleviate the symptoms of a UTI using acupuncture and herbal medicines with great success!
Typically we determine the approach to treatment of a diseases by classifying the type of imbalance and the location of it.
In Chinese medicine a UTI, for most people is a result of “damp heat” accumulating in the lower “jiao” ( lower part of abdomen).
Acupuncture techniques are used to “drain the heat” which often results in increased urination to flush the heat out of the body. We can also use acupuncture to help regulate the function of kidney and bladder if they have become dis-regulated which will help with symptoms like frequent urination.
Herbal medicine may also be recommended that can also aid in draining the dampness and depending on the severity of the infection to “cool” things off if there is a lot of itching, burning and redness.
At Northern beaches integrative practitioners we have a number if acupuncturist that can help you and are available Monday- Saturday.
Contact the clinic today on 8406 06679 or visit our website www.nbip.com.au to book online