Acupuncture confirmed to successfully treat incontinence (without using toxic drugs)

(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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Publication date: Available online 8 September 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Wei ZHANG, Min YANG, ZHENG Xue-ping, Zhi-zhong RUAN, Cai-rong ZHANGABSTRACTObjective: To provide the clinical evidence to evaluate the feasibility and refine the protocol for acupotomy combined with fire needle and pudendal nerve block therapy in treatment of sacral nerve dysfunction syndrome(SNDS). Methods: Seventy-five patients with SNDS were randomized into the treatment group (acupotomy and fire needle and pudendal nerve block therapy) and the control group (pudendal nerve block therapy). After a course of tr...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Physiotherapeutic methods, used in patients with urinary incontinence, are recommended and acknowledged treatment methods. They include pelvic floor muscle exercises, electrical stimulation, magnetic field, acupuncture, and biofeedback. However, the influence of Kinesio taping (KT) applications is not known. The aim of this work was to assess the influence of the KT method on the number of incontinence incidents in children. Additionally, children included in the research were given a depression level test to assess their mental state and how it is influenced by incontinence.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
Overactive bladder (OAB) is defined as “urgency, with or without urge incontinence, usually with frequency and nocturia”. Acupuncture is one of the most popular alternative treatment methods for OAB. Little es...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To preliminarily explore the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on bladder and bowel dysfunction in patients with transverse myelitis. METHODS: Sixteen participants were treated with EA at bilateral BL32, BL33, and BL35 once a day, five times a week for the first 4 weeks, and once every other day, three times a week for the following 4 weeks. Patients were then followed up for 6 months. Bladder and bowel function, and the safety of EA, were assessed. RESULTS: After 8 weeks of treatment, five (5/16, 31%) patients resumed normal voiding, three (6/16, 38%) regained pa...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effects of combined electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation and BMSC injection in a rat model of anal sphincter injury-induced faecal incontinence (FI). METHODS: 60 Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five groups: sham-operated control, FI, FI+EA, FI+BMSC, and FI+BMSC+EA. The anorectal tissues were collected on days 1, 3, 7 and 14. Repair of the injured anal sphincter was compared using haematoxylin and eosin (HE) and immunocytochemiscal analyses with sarcomeric α actinin. The expression of stromal cell derived factor-1 (SDF-1) and monocyte chemoattractant p...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
Condition:   Urinary Incontinence Interventions:   Combination Product: Chinese herb & acupuncture;   Combination Product: Chinese herb&sham acupuncture;   Combination Product: Placebo & acupuncture;   Other: Placebo & sham acupuncture Sponsor:   Guang'anmen Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion:Acupuncture might have effect in decreasing the number of micturition episodes, incontinence episodes, and nocturia episodes. However, the evidence is insufficient to show the effect using acupuncture alone or the additional effect to drugs in treating OAB. Background: Overactive bladder is stated as the occurrence of urinary urgency which will cause negative impacts and decrease patients’ health-related quality of life. The aim of this systematic review is to assess the efficiency and safety of acupuncture for adults with overactive bladder (OAB) comparing with sham-acupuncture, drugs, and acupuncture...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
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