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Can electroacupuncture decrease stress incontinence?

(Reuters Health) - Acupuncture paired with mild electric currents may be better than doing nothing at all to relieve a common type of urinary incontinence in women, a Chinese study suggests.
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AbstractPurpose of reviewThe aim of this manuscript is to provide an overview of the recent literature on non-pharmacologic therapies for urgency urinary incontinence (UUI), specifically focusing on treatments for adult women who suffer from UUI in the setting of idiopathic overactive bladder syndrome (OAB).Recent findingsThis review describes recent studies examining the efficacy of biofeedback-assisted pelvic muscle therapy, the effect of bariatric surgery on urinary incontinence, alternative approaches for tibial and transcutaneous nerve stimulation, sacral neuromodulation as compared to botulinum toxin type A, and 5-ye...
Source: Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Bedwetting, otherwise known as urinary incontinence or enuresis, is fairly common, often embarrassing and sometimes difficult to talk about. It is estimated that about 20 percent of boys and 17 percent of girls, ages 6 to 7 years old have some problem with daytime or nighttime wetting. Still, many kids are reluctant to talk about wetting with parents, friends and teachers. Parents themselves often have a hard time confronting the issue. The Voiding Improvement Program (VIP) at Boston Children’s Hospital offers a comprehensive approach to bedwetting tailored to each child’s individual needs. &ldqu...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Health & Wellness bedwetting Dr. Carlos Estrada enuresis Pamela Kelly Voiding Improvement Program Source Type: news
Condition:   Stress Urinary Incontinence Interventions:   Other: Electric DN;   Other: NM Re-ed;   Other: Exercise Sponsors:   Alabama Physical Therapy & Acupuncture;   Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Recruiting - verified August 2017
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Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling It’s a question that has challenged generations of patients and their doctors. The answer has changed over the years. When I was in medical school in the early 1980s, bedrest for a week or more was often recommended for severe back pain. This sometimes included hospital admission. Then, research demonstrated that prolonged bedrest was actually a bad idea. It was no better (and often worse) than taking it easy for a day or two followed by slowly increasing activity, including stretching and strengthening the back. Medications, including pain relievers, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Back Pain Complementary and alternative medicine Health Injuries Pain Management Source Type: blogs
(Natural News) Perhaps nothing can be more debilitating than incontinence. This condition where the pelvic muscles are too weak, which makes retaining fluids difficult, affects approximately 13 million Americans. It’s an extremely embarrassing situation, forcing sufferers to just stay at home. There is a ray of hope, however, for incontinent patients. A recent study conducted...
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The electroacupuncture method was tested on 504 women who had stress incontinence by researchers at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Title: Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, Not Certain Infertility CasesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/28/2017 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
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