What Tania can treat
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help relieve and prevent recurrences of the following conditions:
- scanty urine,
- copious urine or urinary difficulties such as incontinence,
- Urinary Tract Infection (Cystitis),
- Interstitial Cystitis,
- waking too often to urinate through the night in adults,
- bedwetting in children
As winter is the season related to the Kidney energy committing to a course of treatment including acupuncture and kidney tonic herbs each winter to supplement declining energy and replenish your reserves can offer a wonderful regimen to promote and sustain good health and help prevent disease for another year of healthy ageing.
A little more about Bladder Health
According to Oriental Medicine your ‘Kidney’ energy is the most important storehouse of energy. It is the root of all yin (cooling energy) and yang (warming energy) within the body and your foundation for a healthy, vital life and for graceful longevity.
Your kidneys filter the toxins and wastes from your body and expel them in the form of urine by way of your bladder. In performing this function they influence the fluid balance, acid-alkaline (pH) balance and mineral balance in your blood. They also play an important role in stimulating red blood cell production within your marrow, blood pressure regulation and vitamin D metabolism, which is now recognized as essential to a myriad of body functions such as immune and cognitive function, healthy fertility, weight regulation, and of course, affects calcium metabolism and bone health.
The kidney organ system of Oriental medicine includes the adrenal glands and what the Chinese refer to as the external kidneys, the testicles in males and the ovaries in women. As such the health of the Kidneys is also reflected in your reproductive health and sexual vitality.
Oriental medicine considers the brain to be the ‘Sea of marrow’ so thought, memory and concentration can be linked to the kidney energy. As can the source of our will, our will to be and our will to create. If our foundational energy is depleted it can lead to fears, doubts and insecurity.
Your Kidney energy is particularly vulnerable to exhaustion or adrenal fatigue. Factors such as a fast paced lifestyle including overwork, excessive exercise, poor food and fluid intake, multiple pregnancies, chronic illness, stress, insufficient sleep, excessive use of drugs, alcohol and caffeine will deplete your kidney essence before its time.
As we grow older our kidney energy naturally declines and this begins to impact on our health. Maintaining a balanced lifestyle with healthy food, plenty of sleep and good stress management will preserve your kidney essence.