Printer Friendly

Acupuncture for urge incontinence.

A randomized controlled trial conducted by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland of 85 women (median age 51) experiencing symptoms of overactive bladder with urge incontinence showed that those who received acupuncture had a 59 percent decrease in the number of incontinent episodes (the control group experienced a 40 percent reduction). After four bladder-specific acupuncture treatments over a period of a week, the women answered a questionnaire and kept a three-day voiding diary. Compared with baseline, women in the treatment group had significant improvement in urinary frequency (14 percent reduction), and proportion of voids associated with urgency (30 percent reduction). Other treatment options for urge incontinence include physiotherapy and medication. (Obstetrics and Gynecology 2005; 106: 138-143).
COPYRIGHT 2005 A Friend Indeed Publications, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2005 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:HOTFLASHES
Publication:A Friend Indeed
Date:Nov 1, 2005
Previous Article:New Hormone Therapy guide.
Next Article:Exploring sexual function in women.

Related Articles
Achieving continence: a nurse in the business shares comments on the adult incontinence industry.
Urinary Incontinence in Women.
Managing Incontinence: How Are Nursing Homes Really Doing?
Urinary incontinence in elderly women: the right assessment will tailor the correct treatment. (Incontinence).
Childbirth may not cause incontinence. (Pregnancy & Birth).
Hormone therapy increases the risk of urinary incontinence (UI).
Treat incontinence without drugs or surgery.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |