Difficult Urination and Urinary Tract Stones

In some cases, the cause of urinary calculi may not be immediately apparent. These stones may form as a result of a combination of factors, such as a moist and warm environment in the body or a long-term infection. The heat can cause the moisture to become concentrated and solidify into stones. Symptoms of these stones may include discomfort or difficulty urinating.


Periodically, the process of voiding becomes challenging, with reluctance or blockages present. There may be intense discomfort in the urinary tract or spreading into the upper thigh area. As pieces or debris are expelled, the discomfort and flow may improve. The urine that does come out may appear concentrated. The tongue may be red with a thick, oily, yellow coating near the base. The pulse may feel quick, slippery, or taut.

Therapeutic approach

Purge heat and moisture from the body to alleviate discomfort during urination and expel any blockages.

Herbal support


The sudden onset of inflammation caused by urinary stones that have been exacerbated by excessive alcohol and rich food can be treated with a combination of herbal remedies and acupuncture to relieve pain and dissolve the stones. A strict damp-heat clearing diet, including the avoidance of alcohol, is also recommended for successful treatment.