Despite the modernity of Western medicine, it cannot be denied that there are those who have more faith in using Chinese medicines to treat their ailments. Chinese medicinal treatments date back as early as 700 B.C. and the Taoists were the first to develop what is known as traditional Chinese medicine.
Urinary tract infection, is a disease that frequently recurs, and some sufferers are already wary in the use of antibiotic as their UTI treatment. Hence, knowing how to cure a UTI using Chinese traditional medicines may be a welcome alternative method of treatment.
The Taoists beliefs adhered to the principles of “yin” and “yang”. According to their studies, the universe is actually a cycle of opposites. If there is day, then there is night, heat and cold, good and bad. A positive always has a negative.
“Yin” in Chinese is said to be the shady side or darkness while “yang” is said to be the sunny side or brightness. Now, this is said to be a basic element in knowing how we can cure a UTI by using Chinese methods of treatment.
While Western method of medication will treat UTI by using antibiotics, traditional Chinese treatment has to determine what is the “yin” in this disorder and will address this matter instead. Accordingly, the “yin” in UTI is heat that affects the kidney.
Thus, the opposite of heat being cold, this will be the treatment to address the kidney deficiency. The principle however is not far from Western theory that the heat factor allows the microbes to thrive when heat moisture is trapped in our underwear.
It can also be related to the doctor’s advice of taking in plenty of water to keep the kidneys hydrated. Chinese treatment is also about detoxifying the kidney by taking in a concoction called Ba Zheng San or roughly translated as “Eight Ingredient Powder to Correct Urinary Disturbances”.
In more serious cases of UTI, traditional Chinese treatment involves herbs and acupuncture. There are acupuncture points that will be given attention and one of them is known as Ren 3 or “Middle Summit”.
This refers to the body part over the bladder, while another part which is the Spleen 9 or “Yin Tomb Spring” will also be important. The latter is just below the knee, inside the tibia bone. Applying acupuncture needles in these pressure points will allow the transformation of the damp heat to move out of stagnation.
In addition to these Chinese cures, the patient will also be advised to have a change of lifestyle. If the affliction stemmed from unsafe practice of sex, the patient will be advised to exercise more prudence because it is the root cause of his affliction.
This then leads us to a conclusion that whether the treatment is Western or Chinese tradition, the methods on how to cure a UTI is always a matter of rectifying or curing the main cause of the urinary tract infection.
Source by Alvin Hopkinson