Incontinence and overactive bladder
Acupuncture can be used to treat bladder conditions.
Urinary incontinence is treated by targeting certain points in the leg, and lower abdomen, and sacrum, and stimulating the points with a special TENS unit for acupuncture needles.
A research study in 2009 indicated the use of electroacupuncture to specific points in the lower abdomen, spine, and leg have beneficial effects on neuro-modulation of pain as well as bladder control for up to 3 months following acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture stimulation of the sacral vertebra, lower abdomen, and leg has a suppressive action on patients with leakage, incontinence, and overactive bladders.
Acupuncture improves symptoms of urge incontinence, and stress incontinence.
Several controlled studies find acupuncture both safe and effective for reducing the amount of urine leakage and frequency of uncontrolled urine leakage.
The studies reveal that acupuncture outperforms medication