Treatment for cystitis

Homeopathic treatment for cystitis

I treat people with a wide range of conditions in my practice, but one particular issue that comes up time and time again is cystitis.

Common symptoms of cystitis, or urinary tract infection (UTI) can include a burning sensation, pain in the bladder region to sharp pain (often before, during or after urination) frequency of urination, constant feeling of urge to urinate with little or no urine, and temperature and malaise or exhaustion.

The most common reason for cystitis in women is by bacterial infection of E Coli, which is always present in large numbers in the bowel. The short distance between the bowel opening, and the urinary opening make women much more susceptible than men to E Coli infection in this area. Sexual intercourse can be an aggravating factor.

Re-Occurring Infections

Some women are very susceptible to them, and a situation can start to develop where they get continual reoccurrences of infection and symptoms.
Conventional medical treatment involves antibiotics to clear the infection, and if it reoccurs after this then further and stronger antibiotics are prescribed. Often over the counter medications to attempt to reduce acidity are also given, and the advice to “wipe the right way”.
However, whilst antibiotics can clear an episode of cystitis, they do not prevent future attacks. Some women continue to develop UTIs despite following the precautionary advice.

Homeopathy can help in 2 ways – the appropriate remedy can quickly and fully clear up an episode of cystitis without the need for antibiotics. Constitutional homeopathic treatment can reduce the susceptibility for future water infections.

Clinical evidence

Scientific Study Proves that Homeopathy Effectively Treats Bladder Infections
Ustianowski PA. A clinical trial of Staphysagria in postcoital cystitis. Br Homeopath J . 1974;63:276–277.
A 1-month, single-blind, placebo-controlled study of 200 women who complained of developing bladder infections after sexual intercourse evaluated the effectiveness of Staphysagria 30c. 1 The results were positive. In the treatment group, 90% of the participants ceased developing bladder-related symptoms, 8% were very much better, and 2% remained unchanged—a much better outcome than in the placebo group.