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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.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

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AbstractTwo randomized controlled trials of acupuncture concerning polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) were published simultaneously in the 24th issue, 2017 ofThe Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). A trial involving PCOS indicated that active acupuncture did not increase live birth compared with sham acupuncture; meanwhile, another trial referring to SUI showed that electroacupuncture resulted in less urine leakage compared with sham electroacupuncture. With an eye to the negative and positive results of acupuncture, three pivotal factors should be contemplated: (1) prope...
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
To the Editor A randomized clinical trial of women with stress urinary incontinence found that electroacupuncture reduced urinary leakage compared with sham electroacupuncture. However, the electroacupuncture used in the study was not a typical acupuncture treatment. First, the authors did not make a traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis to determine the reason for the urinary leakage. A traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis is important to decide the acupuncture points to be used. If participants had a traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis of kidney deficiency or lung deficiency, more than 2 acupuncture points should h...
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
In Reply Dr Wang comments on the style of acupuncture, the lack of correlation between improvements in urinary leakage and urine pad use, and the quality control of acupuncture treatments in our study.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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
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