For the last several months, I have heard of several people experiencing Urinary Tract Infections. Unfortunately, UTI’s are very common. UTI is a term that includes urethritis, cystitis and pyleonephritis. They can be very uncomfortable, painful, and affect our daily lives, tremendously.
Treatments For An Urinary Tract Infection
People often go to see their physician, have a culture taken, and are proscribed antibiotics. There are also the recommendations of drinking more water, drinking cranberry juice, and using herbal supplements, such as Nature’s Way, Urinary With Cranberry. These treatments all can be very helpful. For some people though, these treatments are not enough, and the person continues to have the UTI, or that the person experiences recurring UTI’s.
Homeopathy Is Helpful
There are many homeopathic remedies that can be helpful when someone is experiencing an UTI. In homeopathy, it is always looking at the individual person and seeing how they are experiencing their heath concern.
There are the common/general symptoms that many people may experience when they have an UTI, such as painful urination, a drawing sensation as one urinates, urging to urinate frequently, chills, fever, and discomfort or pain in the bladder or on the lower back. Some people may not even experience any symptoms at all.
In addition to the common/general symptoms, a homeopath would want to know more about how the UTI is experienced, specifically for this person, such as:
- what is the discomfort like
- how is the person’s emotional state
- is there an odor or color to the urine
- consistency of the urine – cloudy, clear
- flow of the urine – by drops or steady
- what is the pain/discomfort like
- location of pain
- what was happening before they developed the UTI
- are there any other symptoms
- what makes it better or worse
- how often do they experience them (acute: one time, or chronic: occurring often)
- is there any thing else that is bothering them
All of this makes a whole picture of the person. It is the person who is being treated, not the symptoms nor the disease name. A homeopathic remedy is given that is similar to this picture, stimulating the person’s own healing ability.
Some Homeopathic Remedies
Here are brief descriptions of five homeopathic remedies that may be helpful when someone is experiencing an UTI. I don’t suggest that someone treat themselves.
By reading each description, you can see how different each homeopathic remedy is, perhaps subtly different. This is the same when a person is experiencing an UTI; they experience it uniquely to them. For example, you will read that Apis has no thirst, and Cantharis has unquenchable thirst.
Aconite – sudden retention of urine from a chill or a fright. Painful urging to urinate. Scanty, red, hot urine. Anxiety on beginning to urinate. Attacks are sudden and violent. Restless. Fearful.
Apis – burning and soreness during urination. With chills and fever, swelling, and scanty urination. Urine, -scanty, last drops burn and smart. Thirstless. Intolerant of heat. Worse: right side, touch pressure, heat. Better: uncovering, open air, cold bath.
Berberis – burning pains. Pains feel deep inside kidneys extending to bladder. Sensation as if urine is retained, after urination. Backache. Urethra burns when not urinating. Urine – thick, yellow, sandy or slimy sediment. Symptoms change rapidly. Worse: motion, standing, any sudden jarring movement.
Cantharis – persistent and violent urging. Passes only a few drops at a time. Painful urination. May be accompanied by aching in the small of the back. Pains are burning, cutting or smarting. Intense and rapid onset of symptoms. Cystitis. Unquenchable thirst, but with aversion to all liquids. Worse: by urinating, touch, drinking cold water or coffee. Better: gentle massage.
Mercurius corrosivus – persistent urging with intense burning. Urination drop by drop. Constant urging to urinate, need to go but cannot. Straining. Scanty. Urine may be mixed with a little blood. Cystitis. Perspires after urination. Person looks pinched, shriveled, melancholic. Worse; evening, night. Better: when resting.
If I can be of help to you or a loved one who may be experiencing an UTI, or any other health concern, please contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I offer a complimentary 15 minute Get Acquainted Phone Call. I would be happy to talk with you.