Difficult Urination and Liver Qi Constraint

The Liver's connection to the reproductive system and urinary system is complex and multifaceted. When qi is restricted, it can cause a number of issues, including difficulty with urination. This can be due to impeded fluid movement in the Triple Burner pathways, interference with qi transformation in the Bladder, and increased muscle tone and spasm in the urinary system. Prolonged qi constraint can also lead to the build-up of heat and dampness, which can further hinder fluid movement. Overall, these patterns of disharmony can lead to decreased urinary flow and other urinary issues.


As emotions boil and stress takes hold, the body may struggle to release waste. The pelvic region may ache and radiate discomfort, causing irritability and frustration. A suffocating sensation may constrict the chest, temporarily relieved by a deep sigh. A fear of illness may manifest as tightness in the torso. A lack of energy may leave one feeling drained, but activity may provide temporary relief. The digestive system may become irregular and bloated, leading to discomfort. Reproductive functions may also be disrupted, with menstrual irregularities and tenderness in the breasts. All of these symptoms may worsen under the weight of stress. The tongue may appear discolored and the pulse may feel tense and restless.

Therapeutic approach

Adjust and energize the flow of Liver energy. Encourage the elimination of waste.

Herbal support


A common disorder characterized by difficulty urinating may be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, muscle spasms, or imbalances in the autonomic nervous system. Treatment with acupuncture can be effective in relieving symptoms and restoring normal urinary function. In addition, addressing underlying stress, incorporating relaxation techniques, and maintaining a healthy diet may also help alleviate the issue. Regular exercise and psychotherapy may also be beneficial in managing the condition. Overall, a combination of therapies can effectively address the disharmony and improve overall well-being.