Urinary Tract Infection

 

Introduction:
Urinary tract infection is one of the common infective diseases, referring to the inflammation caused by the reproduction of pathogens in urine, involving the mucous membrane or tissue of the urinary tract, including urethritis, cystitis, uretheritis, and pyelitis. Urinary tract infection occurs more often in women (men to women ratio = 1:10). Chinese medicine believes that urinary tract infection is mainly caused by invasion of "dirty pathogenic factors" from the urethra leading to "retention of damp-heat-toxin" in the bladder. Improper diet with excessive intake of greasy, sweet or spicy foods likely aggravates the symptoms.

Clinical Symptoms:
In the acute stage, urinary tract infection is primarily manifested as frequent, urgent, and painful urination, lumbago or abdominal pain radiating down to the urethra, often accompanied by chills, fever, headache, lassitude, loss of appetite, and nausea.

Treatment: Acupuncture may help relieve the symptoms in a mild condition. For severe cases, herbal treatment is necessary. Customized prescription is the best solution for the patient. However, we also provide a pattern herbal capsule called Urogenital Detoxer for your convenience.