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Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones in Chinese Medicine

Kidney stones are small, hard mineral deposits that form inside your kidneys. There are actually 5 kinds of kidney stones that our bodies can make but the most common two are mineral or (calcium stones) and acid salts (Uric acid stones).Kidney stones have many causes and can affect any part of your urinary tract — from your kidneys to your bladder. Often, stones form when the urine becomes concentrated, allowing minerals to crystallize and stick together. Passing kidney stones can be quite painful, but the stones usually cause no permanent damage.

Depending on your situation, you may need nothing more than to take pain medication and drink lots of water to pass a kidney stone. In other instances surgery is needed. In either case it’s important to go to your MD and get a proper diagnosis to make sure that it is not life a life threatening condition. Once you have it under control you want to make dietary and lifestyle changes to make sure that you don’t create more stones in the future.

Chinese herbs can be very helpful in preventing this situation. When looking for a modern day formula to help prevent shi lin or (stone dysuria) promote normal urination, Dissolve stones, and relieve pain in the lower jiao Look for one containing one or more of the following herbs:

Chinese Herbs For Kidney Stones

Jin Qian Cao which helps to dissolves stones and clear damp-heat in the lower jiao to relieve burning.

Hai Jin Sha reduces swelling caused by obstruction.

Shi Wei  Clears heat from the bladder and helps to soften stones

 

Formulas Containing Herbs for Kidney Stones: