Acupuncture and Herbs for Bladder Infections
Chief Complaint: Recurring urinary tract infections
Western Diagnosis: chronic UTI’s
Medical History: 21 year old female experiencing UTI’s every 3 months. UTI’s seemed to be brought on by the implantation of an IUD. No other medical history.
Questioning exam: Painful and frequent urination, cloudy and bloody urine when experiencing UTI with difficulty emptying bladder. Always fatigued and feeling cold.
Pulse exam: thin, wiry, and rapid pulse overall.
Tongue exam: red prickles covering entire tongue. thick yellow coat in middle and lower jiao. pale body.
OM Diagnosis: damp heat in lower jiao with underlying liver qi stagnation and blood deficiency.
Treatment Principle: soothe liver qi, resolve damp heat and tonify blood
Point Prescription: LV 3
Herbal Formula: Started on Long Dan Xie Gan Tang patent 8 pills 3x/day.
Then switched to raw formula which was a modified Jia Wei Xiao Yao San with Huang Bai, Chi Fu Ling, Chuan Xiong, Che Qian Zi
Lifestyle Prescription: Drink less beer, drink more water, eat more regular meals
Results: was able to prolong periods between UTI occurrence by about 1 month then 2 months and hasn’t reoccurred for about 9 months now.
Clinic Name: Mally Shaw, L.Ac
clinic address: Xiao Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
700 East 9th Ave, Ste 201B
Denver, CO 80203
clinic phone number: 303.810.7440
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