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July 19, 2005

Study shows Acupuncture's effects on Overactive Bladders in women

A small study of women with overactive bladders and incontinence showed that Acupuncture provides definitive short term relief. Long term follow-ups have yet to be made: Link

The study design had 3 groups: a specific treatment for overactive bladders, a general relaxation Acupuncture treatment, and a control. The specific treatment worked the best, on both the incontinence, as well as the frequency and urgency symptoms. Not surprisingly, the general Acupuncture treatment also worked on the incontinence, but not so much on the urgency and frequency. The control did significantly worse.

The study was from Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Posted by Admin at July 19, 2005 10:11 AM

Comments

I was glad to see this posted. I've actually treated about 6 people in the last 6 months for this particular problem and never expected to actually see results. Surprisingly all 6 responded extremely well to treatments that were mostly just TCM diagnosed. Some were Lv qi stagnation, others were kd qi deficency.

Anybody have the actual points they used for this study.

Posted by: Jeff Golden, L.Ac. at July 22, 2005 09:27 PM