Feeling of heaviness in urethra

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Feeling of heaviness in urethra can be the consequence of several so-called “patterns of disharmony” in Chinese Medicine.

Chinese Medicine sees the body as a system, not a sum of isolated parts. A "pattern" is when the system's harmony is disrupted, leading to symptoms or signs that something is wrong (like feeling of heaviness in urethra here). It is similar to the concept of disease in Western Medicine but not quite: a Western disease can often be explained by several Chinese patterns and vice-versa.

A pattern often manifests itself in a combination of symptoms that, at first glance, do not seem necessarily related to each others. For instance here feeling of heaviness in urethra is often associated with frequent and urgent urination and pale urine in the pattern “Damp-Cold in the Bladder”.

Once identified, patterns are treated using medicinal herbs, acupuncture, and other therapies. In the case of feeling of heaviness in urethra we’ve identified two herbal formulas that may help treat patterns behind the symptom.

We’ve also selected below the five medicinal herbs that we think are most likely to help treat feeling of heaviness in urethra.

Damp-Cold in the Bladder, a "pattern of disharmony" that can cause feeling of heaviness in urethra

In Chinese Medicine feeling of heaviness in urethra is a symptom for the pattern "Damp-Cold in the Bladder". Below is a small explanation for it with links for more details.

The Bladder is a so-called "Fu" Organ. Learn more about the Bladder in Chinese Medicine

Damp-Cold in the Bladder

Pulse type(s): Slippery (Hua), Slow (Chi)

In addition to feeling of heaviness in urethra, other symptoms associated with Damp-Cold in the Bladder include frequent and urgent urination and pale urine.

Damp-Cold in the Bladder is often treated with Ba Zheng San, a herbal formula made of 9 herbs (including Chinese Pink Herbs - Qu Mai - as a key herb). Ba Zheng San belongs to the category of "formulas that clear heat and expel dampness", which might be why it is often recommended for this pattern. Its main action as a formula is: "Clears Heat and Fire".

Read more about Damp-Cold in the Bladder here

Two herbal formulas that might help with feeling of heaviness in urethra

Wu Lin San

Source date: 1107 AD

Number of ingredients: 5 herbs

Key actions: Clears heat. Cools the Blood. Promotes urination. Unblocks painful urinary dribbling.

Why might Wu Lin San help with feeling of heaviness in urethra?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Damp-Cold in the Bladder' of which feeling of heaviness in urethra is a symptom.

Other symptoms characteristic of Damp-Cold In The Bladder include frequent and urgent urination and pale urine.

Read more about Wu Lin San here

Ba Zheng San

Source date: 1107 AD

Number of ingredients: 9 herbs

Key actions: Clears Heat and Fire. Promotes urination. Unblocks painful urinary dribbling.

Why might Ba Zheng San help with feeling of heaviness in urethra?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Damp-Cold in the Bladder' of which feeling of heaviness in urethra is a symptom.

Other symptoms characteristic of Damp-Cold In The Bladder include frequent and urgent urination and pale urine.

Read more about Ba Zheng San here

The five Chinese Medicinal herbs most likely to help treat feeling of heaviness in urethra

Why might Cape Jasmine Fruit (Zhi Zi) help with feeling of heaviness in urethra?

Because Cape Jasmine Fruit is an ingredient in several formulas indicated to treat feeling of heaviness in urethra as a symptom, like Wu Lin San or Ba Zheng San for instance.

Cape Jasmine Fruits is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter. It targets the Gallbladder, the Heart, the Lung and the Sanjiao.

Its main actions are: Clears Heat and calms spirit. Drains Damp-Heat affecting the Liver and Gallbladder. Clears Heat in the Blood and stops bleeding. Anti-inflammatory.

Read more about Cape Jasmine Fruits here

Why might Chinese Pink Herb (Qu Mai) help with feeling of heaviness in urethra?

Because Chinese Pink Herb is an ingredient in several formulas indicated to treat feeling of heaviness in urethra as a symptom, like Ba Zheng San or Shi Wei San for instance.

Chinese Pink Herbs is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter. It targets the Bladder, the Heart and the Small intestine.

Its main actions are: Encourages urination and expels Damp-Heat. Dissolves Blood Stasis and assists blocked menstruation.

Read more about Chinese Pink Herbs here

Why might Talc (Hua Shi) help with feeling of heaviness in urethra?

Because Talc is an ingredient in several formulas indicated to treat feeling of heaviness in urethra as a symptom, like Ba Zheng San or Shi Wei San for instance.

Talc is a Cold herb that tastes Sweet. It targets the Bladder and the Stomach.

Its main actions are: Encourages urination. Expels Damp-Heat from the Urinary Bladder. Dispels Summer Heat. Dries Dampness when applied topically.

Read more about Talc here

Why might Liquorice (Gan Cao) help with feeling of heaviness in urethra?

Because Liquorice is an ingredient in several formulas indicated to treat feeling of heaviness in urethra as a symptom, like Wu Lin San or Ba Zheng San for instance.

Liquorice is a Neutral herb that tastes Sweet. It targets the Spleen, the Stomach, the Heart and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Tonifies the Basal Qi and nourishes the Spleen Qi. Clears Heat and dispels toxicity. Moistens the Lungsexpel phlegm and stop coughing. Relieves spasms and alleviates pain. Harmonizes and moderates the effects of other herbs.

Read more about Liquorice here

Why might Plantain Seed (Che Qian Zi) help with feeling of heaviness in urethra?

Because Plantain Seed is an ingredient in several formulas indicated to treat feeling of heaviness in urethra as a symptom, like Ba Zheng San or Shi Wei San for instance.

Plantain Seeds is a Cool herb that tastes Sweet. It targets the Kidney, the Liver, the Lung and the Small intestine.

Its main actions are: Encourages urination and clears Heat. Stops diarrhea by expelling water through urination. Brightens the eyes, used in combination either for Deficiency or Heat. Reduces inflammation of infections. Arrests cough and expectorates Phlegm.

Read more about Plantain Seeds here

Other symptoms often associated with feeling of heaviness in urethra

Frequent and urgent urination Pale urine