URINE – retention
Urine retention, also known as ischuria, manifested by passing difficult urination, a lack of ability to urinate with distending pain in lower abdomen and sometimes even blockage of urine. When there is a difficulty in urination and dripping of urine considered to be a mild disease, where the severe case considered being failure of urination with distention and feeling of urgency. It may be a common complication of benign prostatic hyperplasia, although the other cause by nerve dysfunction, constipation, infection or medications is the reason. It is all because of dysfunction in the meridian bladder according to the energy concept.
The increase in pressure in the bladder can also prevent urine entering from the ureters or urine to pass back up the ureters and in that case possibility of Hydronephrosis, kidney failure and sepsis.
In the longer period, urinary tract obstruction may cause the following:
Atrophy of muscle
Hydronephrosis, hypertrophy of muscle, and diverticula, a formation of pouches in bladder wall that can lead to stones and infection.
There is an accumulation of heat in the bladder that impedes the qi function and leads to retention of urine. The bladder and the kidney, both the meridian are exteriorly-interiorly related. The main function of the bladder meridian depends upon the warming function of the kidney yang.
Accumulation of heat in the bladder: Main manifestations: Scanty hot urine or retention of urine, distention and fullness in the lower abdomen. There is a thirst but at the same time no desire to drink.
Decline of fire heat: Main manifestations: Dribbling urination, attenuating in force of the urine discharge, pallor, listlessness, chilliness below the lumber, weakness in knee and loins.
Damage of the qi of the meridian: Main manifestations: Dribbling urination or retention of urine, distension and dull pain in the lower abdomen, purplish spots on the tongue, hesitant, rapid pulse.
Urinary retention often occurs without warning. Normally, the disorder starts gradually but sometimes it may appear suddenly. Acute urinary retention is a medical emergency and requires prompt treatment. The pain can be excruciating when urine is not able to flow out. Moreover one can develop severe sweating, chest pain, anxiety and high blood pressure, and most likely to have symptoms similarly to shock like condition. It is not unusual for an individual to develop a heart attack after suffering acute urinary retention.
Onnuri SuJok ACUPUNCTURE, which not only is effective as a primary modality, but can also play a vital role as an adjunctive therapy due to how effective the meridian energy system, which is as a means of proper diagnosis. Because the meridians energy influence every cell in the body and pass through every organ and organ system, acupuncture provides health practitioners with an accurate and noninvasive means of determining health deficiencies, as well as a method of re-establishing balances. It provides maximum benefits without any side effects associated with many of the approaches of conventional medicine. One may get exceptionally positive results in initial few sessions.
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Urine – retention
URINE – retention