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definition of Urinary Syndrome (Lin Syndrome)

a condition of urinary dysfunction characterized by frequency, scanty or excessive urine, dribbling, pain urgency and difficulty. Pain is not always present.

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What are the organs that Urinary Syndrome affects?

SP, KD, LU, BL, LV, TW, SI

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What are the 6 TCM causes of painful urination?

1) Heat
2) Stone or Sand
3) Qi
4) Blood
5) Cloudy
6) Exhaustion

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Define Painful Urination w/ Heat

Common, acute, intense burning pain upon urination. Heat thought to be present in all acute cases of urinary syndrome. Damp Heat or Fire.

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Define Painful Urination w/ Stone or Sand

urinary calculi or gravel, intense pain radiating, obstructed urination depending upon location of stones

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Define Painful Urination w/ Qi xs and xu

Deficiency of Spleen, follows chronic Heat types poorly treated by antibiotics or very cold herbs. Dragging discomfort relieved by pressure, or a feeling of burning that is improves with warmth and pressure. Excess is Qi stagnation exacerbated by mental/emotional

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Define Painful Urination w/ Blood

urination with bleeding

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Define Painful Urinatoin w/ Cloudy

cloudy or milky urine

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Define Painful urination with exhaustion

chronic, recurrent, initiated or aggravated by sex, overexertion, when fatigued. Incomplete or dribbling urination, lumbar pain and weakness, mild pain often worse after urination.

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What are the 4 pathologies of Urinary Syndrome?

1) Dampness and Damp Heat
Common factor; internal or external; settles into lower Jiao, obstructing passages; causing pain; clouding urine. With Heat, burning urination
2) Qi Stagnation
LIV channel; TW keeping passages open and free;
Pain before urination; dysfunction; hypogastric distention
3) Qi Deficiency
Qi sinking; LU Qi def. not communicating with KID/BL
4) Kidney Deficiency
Yang: dribbling, frequency, damp. Yin: scanty, chronic

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What are the 6 pathologies of urinary syndrome?

1) External Dampness
2) Diet
3) Excessive sexual activity
4) Old age, chronic illness
5) Emotional stress
6) Excessive lifting or standing

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What are the 4 key diagnostic points for Urinary Syndrome?

1) Color of urine
2) Pain
3) Frequency
4) TIming of Pain

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What does the color of urine indicate in urinary syndrome?

1) Dark, concentrated:
Heat, damp heat or Yin def.
2) Pale:
KD Yang def., SP Qi def., or Qi stagnation
3) Cloudy and murky:
Damp or Damp Heat
4) Pale pink to bright red or purple:
Bleeding due to Fire, Damp Heat, Blood stasis, KD yin def. or stones

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What are the types of pain and what do they indicate in urinary syndrome?

1) Burning:
Heat or Damp Heat (severe ‘like passing glass’) or Yin def. (mild)
2) Stabbing, localized; w or w/o blood flecks:
Blood stagnation or urinary stones
3) Mild or dragging, empty discomfort after urinating:
Qi deficiency

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There are 3 different designations of frequency in urinary syndrome. What do they indicate

Frequent, urgent, concentrated:
Heat or Damp Heat
Frequent, pale:
KD Yang or Qi def.
Frequent, pale, broken stream:
KD Yang def,

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If you have pain during urination, are you xs or xu?


Excess condition
2) Before urination:
Qi Stagnation
After Urination:
Deficient condition

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If you have pain before urination, what is your tcm etiology?

qi stagnation

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If you have pain after urination, what is your tcm etiology?

xu condition

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What are the sx of Heat Urinary Syndrome?

Frequent, scanty and difficult urination, burning pain on urination, dark urine with a strong smell, hypogastric pain, bitter taste, nausea, pain on the sacrum, constipation, thirst. Most common clinically, damp or fire.
T: yellow sticky coat on root, red spots
P: Slippery on left rear and slightly rapid
LIVER FIRE: irritability, h/a, dizziness, tinnitus; T: red; P: Wiry rapid
HEART FIRE: insomnia, tongue ulcers, mental restlessness; T: red, redder tip P: overflowing

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What are the points for Heat urinary syndrome?

CV 3, BL 28, BL 22, ST 28, SP 9, BL 66, BL 63, LI 11
LV 2, SP 6
HT 8, SI 2
LI 4, LU 7, TW 5

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What are the points for HT fire urinary syndrome?

CV 3, ST 28, SP 6, HT 8, SP 9, PC 8, KD 6, PC 6, Yin Tang

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What are the points for LV Fire Urinary Syndrome?

BL 28, CV 3, TW 6, LV 5,3,2.

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What are the sx of Stone Urinary Syndrome?

Stones or sand in the urine, difficulty urination which may stop suddenly, hypogastric pain, sacral pain, blood in urine
T: Red, thick sticky coat on root
P: Wiry on left rear, rapid

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What are the points for Stone Urinary Syndrome?

BL 22, ST 28, SP 9, CV 6, CV 3, BL 28, BL 63, BL 39, KD 2

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What are the sx of Qi Urinary Syndrome?

Full: difficult painful urination, hypogastric pain and distention, irritability. P: Wiry, deep

Empty: difficult urination, weak stream, slight hypogastric distention, tiredness. P:weak
T: pale

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What are the points of Qi Urinary Syndrome?

CV 3, CV 5, BL 28, LIV 3, LIV 5, LIV 8,BL 64, SP 6, ST 36, CV 6, GV 20, LU 7, KID 6, SI 3, BL 62

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What are the sx of blood heat in blood urinary syndrome?

difficult urination, burning pain on urination, blood in urine (small clots), fullness an pain in hypogastrium, mental restlessness
T: Red
P: Rapid, full in middle

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What are the sx of empty heat in blood urinary syndrome?

pale blood in urine, slight discomfort on urination, not much pain, sore back, depression, heat in evening. T: red, no coat. P: rapid , floating empty

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What are the points for blood urinary syndrome?

LV 3, KD 2, CV 3, BL 28, BL 63, SP 10, BL 17, SP 6, CV 4, KD 6

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What are the sx of blood stasis urinary syndrome?

May follow acute trauma to the groin, lower back or pelvis. Sharp stabbing pain, rough pain during urination, w/o burning; purple urine or with purple clots; fixed stabbing pain in lower jiao; palpable masses; spider naevi on trunk or around inner ankle and knee; dark ashen complexion, dark or purplish lips, dark rings under eyes.
T: purple or with brown/purple spots
P: Thready and choppy

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What are the points for blood stasis urinary syndrome?

BL 28, CV 3, SP 10, SP 1, ST 29, CV 4, SP 6, BL 17

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What are the sx of Damp Sticky Urinary Syndrome?

turbid, cloudy urine; possible blood or sediment, difficult urination. Urine is either scanty and cloudy like rice water or cloudy and yellow. T: sticky coat P: full slippery

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What are the points for Damp Sticky Urinary Syndrome?

BL 28, 22; CV 3, SP 9, 6; ST 28, GB 34, ST 40, KD 7

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What are the sx of QI Xu Sticky Urinary Syndrome?

cloudy or turbid urine, slight difficulty in urination, tiredness, dizziness, lower backache.
T: pale, sticky coat P: soggy

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What are the points for Qi Xu sticky urinary syndrome?

Giovanni: CV 3, BL 22, BL 28, BL 23, KD 7, CV 6, CV 9, ST 28, SP 9, SP 6
Maclean: BL 28, CV 3, CV 4, SP 9, KD 3, DV 6, GV 20, ST 40, Si Feng

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What are the sx of Fatigue Urinary Syndrome?

Difficult urination coming in bouts, no burning, frequency, dribbling after micturition, dragging feeling in hypogastrium, exhaustion, sore back, depression, feeling cold
Chronic condition with Kidney Yang deficiency
T: Pale
P: Weak

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What are the points for fatigue urinary syndrome?

BL 23, CV 4, BL 28, GV 20, ST 36, SP 6, SP 9, CV 6, KD 3,
GV 4

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what are the sx of KD Yin Xu Exhaustion Painful Urination Syndrome?

Mild low back ache, frequent urination that feels hot, occasional irritation or discomfort, heat in 5 palms. T: red, little or no coat. P: thready, rapid

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what are the pts of KD Yin Xu Exhaustion Painful Urination Syndrome?

BL 23, 28; CV 2, KD 3, 2, 6.

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What are the sx of KD Qi Xu Exhaustion Painful Urination Syndrome?

Lower abdominal discomfort, better with warmth, low back ache, weakness, clear urine, pale complexion, oedema of lower extremities T: pale, thin coat P: deep, thready

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What are the pts of KD Qi Xu Exhaustion Painful Urination Syndrome?

GV 4, BL 23, 28; KD 3, 6, 7; CV 4, SP 6, LU 7

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What are the sx of KD Yang Xu - Exhaustion Painful Urination

Same as KD Qi def. with added Cold signs, lower abdm. better with warmth, cold extremities, intolerance to cold. T: pale, swollen, toothmarks. P: slow

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what are the pts for KD Yang Xu - Exhaustion Painful Urination?

GV 4, BL 23, 28; KD 3,6,7; CV 4, SP 6, LU 7

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What is the definition of Urinary Calculi?

‘A dull abdominal pain, difficulty and pain on micturition and emaciation indicate urinary stones…caused by Qi deficiency and Heat…formation is similar to the evaporation of sea water by fire to produce salt.’ Classic of the Central Organ

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How is urinary calculi derived? (5)

1) Urinary stones or sand derive from Dampness, precipitated into solid stones by Heat.
2) Calcium (cheese and milk)
3) Uric acid (liver, kidney, fish roe, sardines)
4) Oxalate (spinach, rhubarb)
5) Phosphates ( in foodstuffs)

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What is the etiology of urinary calculi? (4)

1) Excessive sexual activity
2) Diet
3) Lack of exercise
4) Loss of fluids

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What are the descriptions for acute and chronic pathologies of urinary calculi?

1) Acute stage: Pain, lateral abdominal region, groin or urethra depending upon location of stone
2) Chronic stage: Damp Heat, KD Yin Deficiency and KD Yang deficiency

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What are the sx of acute stage urinary calculi?

Pain, lateral abdominal region, groin of urethra depending upon location of stone. Pain is colicky in nature, very intense, coming in waves; restless, sweats, may appear as if in shock; burning pain upon micturition, frequency, urgency, blood in urine, dark urine
T: thick yellow coat with red spots on root
P: Rapid, wiry on left rear

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What are the points for acute stage urinary calculi?

BL 23, ST 25, CV 6, SP 9, LIV 3, KD 3. Local points

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What are the sx for chronic stage damp heat urinary calculi?

burning urination, difficulty, dark urine, T: yellow sticky coat P: Slippery

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What are the pts for chronic stage damp heat urinary calculi?

BL 22, ST 28, SP 9, ST 36

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What are the sx for chronic stage kd yin xu urinary calculi?

repeated attacks, dull ache in back , dark urine, prickly pain in urethra, insomnia, dry mouth, night sweats T: red, no coat P: Floating empty

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What are the pts for chronic stage kd yin xu urinary calculi?

BL 23, 25; SP 6, LIV 3, KD 6

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What are the sx for chronic stage kd yang xu urinary calculi?

repeated attacks, sore back, chilliness, depression, exhaustion T: pale P: Weak, deep

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What are the pts for chronic stage kd yang xu urinary calculi?

BL 23, CV 6, CV 4, SP 6, KD 3