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Hi, my name is Bob Linde. I'm an acupuncture physician and registered herbalist at Acupuncture and Herbal Therapies. Today, I am going to talk to you about herbal remedies for urinary tract infections and what's commonly referred to as UTIs. One of the primary approaches we want to look at is increasing our water fluid intake in particular water. And you can even drink the cranberry juice that oftentimes doesn't taste very good. If it's sweet and enjoyable, then it's not really pure cranberry juice. But my ideal approach even though I like the whole foods, is to get a cranberry concentrate capsule, and then we can actually take that on a fairly regular frequency. We want to take it like every two to four hours to ensure that we get the bacteria so it doesn't adhere to the walls of the bladder. Oftentimes, if it's a bad infection, I'll go ahead and add in a Chinese herbal formula known as Ba Zheng Wan. That will actually help to kill the infection. But it's important that you monitor your infection very closely. Or actually, see a qualified herbal professional or acupuncturist who's well, well-versed in dealing with herbs. But if you start to get a higher fever, or you start to get low back pain, then it's actually progressing into the kidneys and can cause some serious damage, and may need the intervention of antibiotics or western medical professional. So, keep close track of it, work towards prevention, reduce the intake of any kind of fine sugars or starches, increase your intake of cranberry extract, and if needed, add in the Ba Zheng Wan, the Chinese herbal formula. With all of that, you should be able to get rid of your urinary tract infection, and ideally, if you keep drinking lots of fluids and have a healthy diet, prevent them form ever occurring in the first place. So, this is Bob Linde, talking to you about herbal remedies for urinary tract infections, and please enjoy your herbs.