If you have acute urinary retention, you
can try either of the following folk tips, though most of time,
a professional help is needed to solve this problem.
(1). Salt and Chinese onion
Material: Salt, 500g; Chinese onion, 250g.
How to use: Cut the Chinese onion into
small pieces. Add the onion and salt in cooking pot. Bring to
warm. Collect the mixture into a cloth bag. Put onto the naval
(make sure it is not too hot). After it turns cold, replace it
after warm it up again. Repeat for two to three times or until
the urine comes out.
This folk tip works for acute urinary
retention due to various reasons, especially after stomach or
(2).Garlic, Zhizi and salt
Material: Garlic, one; Zhizi (a kind of
Chinese herbs), seven; salt powder, little.
How to use: Mix all material, grind into
mud. Apply onto the naval. Fold with gauze.
How to use: Cut fresh ginger into pieces.
Grind into mud. Apply into naval. Fold with gauze or medical
(4). Honey and Yuan Ming Fen
Material: Honey, 30g; Yuan Ming Fen
How to use: Mix the sodium and the honey.
(5). Chinese onion
How to use: Squeeze the Chinese onion to
collect juice. Smear the juice to the around area of urethra
Massage the acupuncture point, Qi Hai and
Guan Yuan beneath naval (see figures). Massage with the pressure
that can be tolerated by the person affected. If the urinary
retention is due to surgery on the lower stomach, you can
massage acupuncture points on the legs, the point of San Yin
Jiao and Zhao Hai (see figures).
How to use: Take two stems of Chinese onion
and little salt. Grind the onion into mud. Apply the sale first
to the naval, followed by the onion mud. Add moxibustion over
the onion mud. Burn the moxi. Keep until the person feels much
warm from the naval. Take the moxi away. Wait little bit and
burn a new moxi again. You can also use pieces of fresh ginger
instead of the onion and salt. Make holes on the pieces of
(8). Palm pulp
How to do: Use your palm to beat the naval
of the person affected. Pulp gently for 15 min, with the
pressure that the person can tolerate.