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Urination at night 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 urination at night 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 urination at night is often associated with diminished hearing, dizziness and tinnitus in the pattern “Kidney Qi Deficiency”.
Once identified, patterns are treated using medicinal herbs, acupuncture, and other therapies. In the case of urination at night we’ve identified that a herbal formula called Qing E Wan can help treat the patterns behind the symptom.
In Chinese Medicine urination at night is a symptom for the pattern "Kidney Qi Deficiency". Below is a small explanation for it with links for more details.
The Kidneys is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Kidneys in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Weak (Ruo)
Characterised by frequent urination as the most distinguishing symptom. Kidney Qi Deficiency can be a precursor of Heart Qi Deficiency.
Kidney Qi Deficiency is often treated with Qing E Wan, a herbal formula made of 3 herbs (including Eucommia Bark - Du Zhong - as a key herb). Qing E Wan belongs to the category of "formulas that warm yang and tonify", which might be why it is often recommended for this pattern. Its main action as a formula is: "Warms and Reinforces Kidney Yang".
Source date: 1107
Number of ingredients: 3 herbs
Key actions: Warms and Reinforces Kidney Yang.
Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Kidney Qi Deficiency' of which urination at night is a symptom.
Its main actions are: Tonifies the Liver and Kidneys. Calms ascendant Liver Yang (hypertension/high blood pressure). Calms a restless fetus.
Its main actions are: Tonifies the Kidney and Spleen Yang and rises Kidney Qi. Prevent Essence leakage and holds urines.
Its main actions are: Tonifies Kidney Yang. Assists the Kidney Qi to grasp the Qi of the Lungs while Warming and astringent to the Lungs. Lubricates the Intestines. Helps with urinary stones. Applied topically for superficial inflammation.