Objective: This case report describes the improvements of a patient with recurrent cystitis who was treated using an herbal medication according to the Shanghanlun disease pattern identification diagnostic system (DPIDS).
Methods: ‘DPIDS’and ‘Interpretation based on Etymological chinese characters,’the patient was diagnosed with Shaoyin-bing, provision number 315 , and administered Baektong-tang herb medication for 30 days. The changes in the symptoms of recurrent cystitis were estimated using the Interstitial Cystitis Symptom Index and Problem Index-Korean version (ICSI/ICPI-K) and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS).
Results : The ICSI/ICPI-K score changed from 33 to 0 and VAS score changed from 7 to 0.
Conclusions: The main causes of the disease were 微 and 利,and the symptoms of recurrent cystitis
Key words: Cystitis, Urinary tract infections (UTIs), Shanghanlun, Baektong-tang