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Interstitial Cystitis (IC) is an autoimmune disease that causes your own defence system to bombard and inflame the bladder wall. Incidents in females is much higher in males. Find out more about our Interstitial Cystitis Treatment Sydney wide with Express Healing.
- Frequency, burning with and without urination
- Pain in the whole pelvic area
- Resulting from pain insomia
- Anxiety and generally a miserable life.
Using the right doses of certain Bioflavonoids such as Quercetin, Rutin, Pycnogenol and various herbs to decrease inflamation and to slow down a trigger happy immune systems may be used to help reduce or eliminate the issue.
While Chinese medicine has a long history of application to numerous diseases, during recent decades, it has been applied to conditions never before experienced in its history. As examples, Chinese medicine has been applied to treating the side effects of modern cancer therapies, treating new diseases such as hepatitis C and HIV infection, and treating diseases that rarely occur in China, such as multiple sclerosis. The method for selecting herb therapies for conditions and diseases that are new or rare is to examine earlier therapies for diseases that have similar presentations, and to take into consideration modern diagnostic data in order to focus on certain therapeutic principles.
In the case of IC, the symptoms of urinary urgency, urinary frequency, and bladder pain are not different from those of some other bladder disorders, such as urinary tract infections. Therefore, herbal formulas that have been successful for bladder infections are tried for IC. Unlike antibiotic therapies, which are known to have no impact on IC, the Chinese herb therapies may have therapeutic functions that differ from merely inhibiting the bacterial activity. Most of the herbs utilized for the bladder syndromes are aimed at alleviating a condition defined as “damp heat of the lower burner (jiao).” These herbs have the properties of clearing heat and draining or drying dampness. The herbs are selected for having a primary action on the genito-urinary system. The source of the damp heat may be local (as occurs when there are bacteria introduced into the bladder through the urethra) or secondary to heat of the heart (usually indicated by emotional distress) or small intestine (often suggested by abdominal distress after eating). Contact naturopath Ale’ today for all Interstitial Cystitis Treatment Sydney wide.
The severity of pain, and its persistence, in IC indicates to Chinese doctors that a blood stasis syndrome is involved. Herbs that vitalize blood are frequently employed for lower abdominal pain syndromes and have been utilized for conditions such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and other causes of persisting abdominal pain. The herbs have the properties of invigorating circulation of blood and breaking down static blood.
The cytoscopic finding of hemorrhagic spots is consistent with a Chinese syndrome of blood stasis. Hemorrhage is sometimes considered to be a sequel to blood stasis, following the concept that the blood must “move around” the static blood and may, thereby, escape the vessels. Hemorrhage is also considered a secondary effect of a heat syndrome, especially heat in the blood, but since the hemorrhagic spots are apparently due to distention and not spontaneously occurring, and since they do not lead to actual discharge of any significant amount of blood, this sign is not necessarily to be associated with heat. In fact, many patients with IC report experiencing a dominance of cold-type symptoms aside from the bladder problem itself. The finding of hemorrhagic spots may lead to incorporating into a formula one or more herbs that restrain bleeding, especially herbs that have a dual function of vitalizing blood and restraining bleeding (e.g., san-chi and typha).
One cannot know if such considerations will result in successful therapy, but they can be a basis for applying traditional Chinese medicine principles and experience to the treatment of the new disorder. Informal reports of use of Chinese herbs to treat IC have been relayed by practitioners in America from time to time, and the formulas utilised tend to follow the therapies recommended in China for urinary tract infections.