Common Concern: Burning Urine
The biomedical Health Issue of Burning Urine can be associated with many other health issues including:
- Urinary Tract Infection [UTI]
- Bladder Infection
- Kidney Infections
- STDs [including herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea]
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Low back pain
- Usage of urinary catheter
- Enlarged prostate and so on…
This Common Concern is more associated with women than men but not to say this isn’t a health issue with the male gender. Urine color may be yellow to a very dark brown in its nature. There may be fever, difficult flow, chronic illnesses, or other associated health issues. There may also be blood involved known as hematuria.
Common biomedical treatments and medications may include drinking more water, antibiotics, over-the-counter medications, and reducing certain foods, drinks, and activities.
Traditional Chinese Medicine View
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, we see the body as an ecosystem unto its own. Any experience is thereby the fruit of a specific environmental state within the body. In the end, it’s always an issue of very simple physics. Heat ascends, is warm, and concentrates fluids. Cold is consolidating, generates fluids, and descends.
As with concentrated urine that thereby burns, we will always assess what environmental condition is present in the body to produce this specific result.
More often, burning urine is a problem with heat in the lower burner (lower body). This heat then cooks the fluids, including the urine, making it more concentrated. The fluid becomes scanty (less in quantity) and will darken in color. Warm environments will often also cause for microbes to grow, and pain is often the result.
With Chinese Medicine, once a Pattern Discernment has been completed, it will point to a specific Pattern of Imbalance. Formulation Strategy is the final and complete step.
Below are common formulations that are often employed in this specific situation.