Long Bi (urinary difficulty/retention)

Acupuncture point treatment

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Long Bi (retention, difficult urination)

Western Medicine – CNS disorders, prostate, UTI, anorectal disorders, kidney problems

TCM – Bladder and San Jiao disorders



                blocks the transformation function of the Bladder causing retention and fullness, dry mouth with                 no desire to drink

                Acupuncture – Shu, Mu, foot Taiyin, BL 28 & Ren 3, SP 6 & 9

                                - irritable- PC 6

                                - loss of consciousness- Du 26, PC 9 (bleed)

                                - toxic Heat- LU 5 & 11 (bleed)

Liver Qi stagnation

                emotional shock, anxiety, fear

                Acupuncture – LR 3 & LI 4 (4 gates), Ren 3 & ST 29

                                - hypochondriac pain- SJ 6

                                - bitter taste- PC 7

Blood Stasis

                from surgery or injury, thin stream or no urine, low abdominal pain

                Acupuncture – Ren 6 (Qihai) & SP 10 (Xuehai), BL 28 & Ren 3

                                - severe pain- ST 25, LR 3

Kidney deficiency

                Ming Men Fire deficiency- can’t warm the Bladder to transform water, or chronic low Jiao                 Damp/Heat leading to Kidney deficiency, patient feels like they should urinate but there is no                 energy or force to do so

                Acupuncture – Moxa, Ren 4 & Du 4, BL 23, 28, ST 36



Alternative Treatment Methods

                auricular- BL, KI, urinary tract, SJ

                electrical- GB 28 or ST 28 transverse subcutaneous to Ren 3, alternate fast and slow frequencies                 or intermittent

                herbal application- mash fresh garlic clove (or Cong Bai) and mix with salt, put on Ren 8 and                 apply heavy moxa

                massage- gentle warming techniques


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