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Bladder Syndromes

1. Damp Heat in the Bladder
2. Damp Cold in the Bladder

Because the Bladders role is to receive waste products it is particularly prone to ‘invasion’ by pathogenic factors. There are only two distinct Bladder syndromes and these are:

1. Damp Heat in the Bladder
If Damp and Heat invade the Bladder there will be burning pain on urination, from the heat and profuse urination, from the damp. The urine may be turbid or dark yellow and have a strong smell. It may be difficult to pass water. There may also be fever and thirst.

2. Damp Cold in the Bladder
In this syndrome there will again be profuse and urgent need to urinate, and a certain amount of difficulty urinating. However, this will be accompanied by a heavy, bearing down sensation in the Bladder area and the urine will be pale or turbid.

These two syndromes have an obvious link to:

    • Bladder Infections
    • Cystitis

The British Acupuncture Council Acupuncture Research Fact Sheets for Cystitis

Rachel Geary

Rachel Geary BA(Hons), Lic. Ac. MBAcC is a fully qualified acupuncturist, having graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in 2002. She has previously practiced in Inverness and Barnstaple. "I first became interested in acupuncture whilst I was at university studying History and Philosophy. I was particularly drawn to eastern philosophy, which I found particularly elegant and beautiful. I then went on to complete a three and a half year course of study in acupuncture and discovered it exemplify these very same qualities. I feel very privileged to have been able to learn so much about the Chinese understanding of health and to be able to use this knowledge to help others." Rachel Geary is a Registered Acupuncturist, she is registered at The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), and The Association of Community and Multibed Acupuncture Clinic (ACMAC).