Massage Therapy For Cystitis, Urinary Tract Infection

Cystitis is an infection of the urine, which causes the bladder lining to become inflamed. It is the most common urinary tract infection (UTI), particularly in women.

The bladder is a muscular bag that stores urine from the kidneys. Urine leaves the body via a tube called the urethra. Cystitis occurs when bacteria travel up the urethra, infect the urine and inflame the bladder lining. Most women will experience cystitis at least once in their lives. While it is painful and annoying, it isn't dangerous or contagious and the infection can't be passed on to the partner through sex.

If left untreated, the infection can 'backtrack' deeper into the urinary system and reach the kidneys. A kidney infection is serious and needs prompt medical attention as it can cause kidney damage or even kidney failure.

Step Da Zhui Point

On the roots of neck, in the middle of the Centerline. Massage the point for 1-3 minutes.

Step Shen Shu Point

On the lower back, 1.5 finger's breadth lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the second lumbar vertebra.

Step Pang Guang Shu Point

In the sacral region, 1.5 finger's breadth lateral to the posterior midline, at the level of the second posterior sacral foramen. Wrap up buttocks with the hands and

Step Shui Dao Point

On the lower abdomen, 3 finger's breadth inferior to the umbilicus and 2 finger's breadth lateral to the anterior midline. Close up forefinger, middle finger, third finger and massage the point for 1-3 minutes.

Step Zhong Ji Point

In the pubic region, on the anterior midline, 1 finger's breadth superior to the upper border of the symphysis pubis. Close up forefinger, middle finger, third finger and massage the point for 1-3 minutes.

Step Tai Chong Point

On the dorsum of the foot, between the first and second metatarsal bones, approximately 2 finger's breadth superior to the web margin.