Urinary Stones

Urinary stones, also known as kidney stones, are hard deposits formed from minerals and salts within the urinary system. These stones can cause severe pain, discomfort, and various other symptoms, affecting the quality of life for those who suffer from them. Chinese medicine offers a holistic approach to treating urinary stones, focusing on the individual's overall health and the root causes of their condition. This article explores some of the most effective Chinese medicine treatments for urinary stones, including herbal formulas and dietary recommendations.

  1. Lower Burning Space Dampness-Heat

Symptoms: Pain affecting the lower abdomen, shooting pain towards the genitals, colic pain in the abdomen and across the loins, dribbling after urination, frequent desire to pass urine, frequent urination in short reddish streams, low fever in the afternoon, nausea or vomiting, pain on urination, poor appetite, seminal emission, thirst with no desire for drink, and yellowish and turbid urine.

Treatment: To clear the heat, remove dampness, and expel stones, the herbal formula Dao-Chi-San is recommended. Additionally, incorporating foods such as mung bean sprouts, ambergris, kiwi fruits, sturgeon, adzuki bean, Chinese cabbage, mango, pea, and watermelon into the diet can help alleviate symptoms and promote healing.

  1. Simultaneous Energy Congestion and Blood Coagulations

Symptoms: Abdominal swelling, aching pain in the lower abdomen, chronic stones, colic pain on urination, congested chest, dribbling after urination, love of sighing, lump in the abdomen that stays in the same region, pain across the loins, and pain on urination.

Treatment: To regulate energy and remove blood coagulations, the herbal formula Tao-Hong-Si-Wu-Tang is recommended. Beneficial foods for this condition include beef, cherry, bird's nest, butterfish, chicken, coconut meat, date, tofu, mustard seed, sweet rice, goose meat, mutton, jackfruit, squash, sweet potato, red and black date, rice, rock sugar, caraway seed, spearmint, common button mushroom, oregano, red bean, ambergris, dill seed, garlic, sweet basil, saffron, brown sugar, thetinot casalart peach, crab, distillers' grains, papaya, and saffron.

  1. Spleen-Kidneys Yang Deficiency

Symptoms: Chronic stones, cold hands and feet, cold loins, diarrhea before dawn, diarrhea with sticky, muddy stools, eating very little, edema that occurs all over the body, fatigue, fear of cold, four limbs weakness, frequent urination with clear or white urine, mentally fatigued, and sputum rumbling with panting.

Treatment: To strengthen the spleen and kidneys, promote urination, and expel stones, the herbal formula Shen-Ling-Bai-Zhu-San is recommended. Include foods such as air bladder of shark, chicken, cayenne pepper, fennel, nutmeg, black and white pepper, prickly ash, mutton, sword bean, white or yellow mustard, kidney, lobster, sardine, shrimp, sparrow, clove, dill seed, fennel, pistachio nut, sparrow egg, crab apple, raspberry, and walnut in your diet to help alleviate symptoms and promote healing.


Chinese medicine offers a unique and holistic approach to treating urinary stones, focusing on individual symptoms and their root causes. By utilizing herbal formulas and incorporating specific foods into the diet, patients can find relief from pain and 

discomfort while addressing the underlying imbalances in their bodies. In addition to these treatments, it is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle, incorporating regular exercise, stress management techniques, and proper hydration to prevent the recurrence of urinary stones.

It is important to note that while Chinese medicine has been proven effective in treating urinary stones for many individuals, it may not be suitable for everyone. Consult with a qualified practitioner of Chinese medicine or a healthcare professional before embarking on any treatment plan to ensure the best course of action for your unique situation.