Cystitis was one of the first diseases I was keen to understand from a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective.
I have had it (albeit not for some time - that's kids for you!) but more importantly a dear and elderly relative has chronic cystitis and I wanted to know if acupuncture might help her.
The great news is that Maciocia claims
"both acupuncture and herbal medicine, on their own or in combination, give excellent results in cystitis and there is usually no need to resort to antibiotics"
So if any of this resonates with you, then get in touch with your local registered acupuncturist.
WHY MIGHT I GET IT?
Below are some possible causes of ANY painful urination, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine an its affect on the body.
Why is this important? Because it allows us to understand what we might need to consider changing. Except your age. No amount of lying about your age will get around this one!
WHAT SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS MIGHT I SEE?
WHAT ARE THE TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE VIEWS ON PAINFUL URINARY SYNDROME?
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE: heat painful urination syndrome
WESTERN MEDICINE: acute infection of urinary tract / acute nephritis / cystitis
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE: stone painful urination syndrome
WESTERN MEDICINE: urinary calculi
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE: qi painful urination syndrome
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE: blood painful urination syndrome
WESTERN MEDICINE: tuberculosis of kidney / carcinoma of bladder or kidney
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE: cloudy painful urination syndrome
WESTERN MEDICINE: urethritis
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE: fatigue painful urination syndrome
WESTERN MEDICINE: chronic prostatitis
So, the great news is that I think acupuncture might be able to help you.
And, if like me, you'd like some more information you can find the scientific research here
I hope you have found this useful. Know that if you need any help, please get in touch.