Acupuncture for Bladder & Urinary Tract Conditions

Acupuncture for Bladder & Urinary Tract Conditions.

Numerous conditions can affect the bladder and other parts of the urinary tract, with some specific to men, others to women, and some affecting both sexes.

Symptoms of overactive bladder and recurrent UTIs can greatly affect the quality of life of those affected.

Always seek prompt medical advice if you notice blood in the urine, pain on urination, inability to urinate or uncontrollable urine flow. If left untreated, urinary problems can lead to more serious kidney damage.

What Does The Research Say?

The following insights are obtained from systematic reviews and analysis of clinical trials investigating the efficacy of Chinese medicine and acupuncture for bladder & urinary tract conditions.

Consult with our practitioners for personalised care and advice.

Although well-conducted clinical research can help members of the public to make better-informed decisions about their healthcare, we do not make any claims that any particular treatment may be efficacious for any individual person.

When you consult with our Chinese medicine practitioners, you'll receive personalised advice and treatment based on your symptoms and Chinese medicine diagnosis.

Scientific References

Browse our collection of scientific clinical research on acupuncture for bladder & urinary tract conditions.

It includes recent and reputable papers published by peer-reviewed journals within the last 10 years.



The Brazilian Journal of Nursing

2021, Jan

Effects of acupuncture in patients with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review
The Brazilian Journal of Nursing Brazilian Nursing Association

This study highlighted the efficacy of acupuncture for patients with chronic kidney disease. Not only does in alleviate symptoms related to kidney disease but also improve quality of life, fatigue and sleep patterns.

Melo GAA, Aguiar LL, Silva RA, Pereira FGF, Silva FLBD, Caetano JÁ. Full Article

BMJ Open

2019, Apr

Chinese herbal medicine for diabetic kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo-controlled trials
BMJ Open

Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) may have beneficial effects on renal function and albuminuria beyond that afforded by conventional treatment in adults with diabetic kidney disease (DKD).

Zhang L, Yang L, Shergis J, Zhang L, Zhang AL, Guo X, Qin X, Johnson D, Liu X, Lu C, Xue CC, Mao W Full Article

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

2015, Jun 4

Chinese herbal medicine for treating recurrent urinary tract infections in women
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Cochrane

Evidence from seven small studies suggested that CHM as an independent intervention or in conjunction with antibiotics may be beneficial for treating recurrent UTIs during the acute phase of infection and may reduce the recurrent UTI incidence for at least six months post‐treatment. CHM treatments specifically formulated for recurrent UTI may be more effective than herbal treatments designed to treat acute UTI. However, the small number and poor quality of the included studies meant that it was not possible to formulate robust conclusions on the use of CHM for recurrent UTI in women either alone or as an adjunct to antibiotics.

Flower A, Wang LQ, Lewith G, Liu JP, Li Q. Full Article


Yin Tang
“It is by virtue of the twelve channels that human life exists, that disease arises, that human beings can be treated and illness cured. The twelve channels are where beginners start and masters end.” The Classic of Acupuncture
Circa 1st Century BCE