Mastering Herbs: Urinary Pain

Mastering Herbs: Urinary Pain

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1 Presentation | 2 hours 45 mins
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From bladder infections to renal calculi, urinary complaints are uncomfortable and can often be excruciating. This presentation offers formulas to manage the discomfort of UTIs, interstitial cystitis, and acute renal colic.  We will also cover prostatic diseases and discuss the emerging diagnosis of of Lower Urinary Epithelial Dysfunction and therapeutic options.  This presentation will examine the ways in which different herbs can elicit diuretic action to help provide background on choosing herbs specific to their mechanisms of action for a variety of urinary complaints.  The specific indications for many herbs will reviewed to help create unique and customized formulas for individual patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the difference between a hydrogogue and a renal depurant
  • Detail the various types of herbal diuretics and detail their mechanisms of action
  • Detail the most specifically indicated herbs for hermaturia, alumbinuria, tenesmus, and urinary infection based on folklore
  • Identify which herbs are most effective for renal colic
  • Identify which herbs can improve renal function and be considered to have a trophorestorative effect
  • Identify which herbs are considered to reduce hormonal stimulation of the prostate
  • Learn about “LUED” and what pathologies fall within this umbrella diagnostic category
  • Describe the pathophysiology of Interstitial Cystitis and what role GAGS molecules play
  • Learn why sulfur is important to the bladder and what sort of substances can offer sulfur for therapeutic effects
  • Prepare sophisticated and specific formulas that best address individual patients and their presentations
  • Prepare effective formulas to treat common presenting urinary symptoms
  • Differentiate specific herbs for different types of renal pain
  • Differentiate specific herbs for different types of restore renal function
  • Explain why renal impairment can be improved with circulatory enhancing herbs
  • Detail what herbs are indicated and contraindicated to treat neurogenic bladder
  • Detail what herbs are specific indicated for detrusor overactivity and bladder hypersensitivity
  • Identify when allergies should be suspected to contribute to urinary symptoms
  • What herbs are specifically indicated to treat mucosal hypersensitivity disorders
  • Treat UTIs and craft supportive and aggressive protocols when necessary
  • Create specific and fine-tuned formulas given individual symptoms and presentations

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