Bladder instability and enuresis treated by acupuncture and electro-therapeutics: Early urodynamic observations

B. Minni, N. Capozza, G. Creti, M. De Gennaro, P. Caione, J. Bischko

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Abstract

The authors report the results of a study on 20 children suffering from a particular type of enuresis, associated with bladder instability, characterized by uninhibited contractions of the detrusor muscle. The children selected showed symptoms of enuresis, frequency, urinary urgency and a positive urodynamic test. This test was performed on 11 patients before and after acupuncture. In 16 out of 20 children, the authors observed a net increase in the intensity and frequency of uninhibited bladder contractions 30 minutes after acupuncture. At 60 minutes the contractions decreased and at 24 hours they had practically disappeared. Clinically, a gradual elimination of enuresis has been observed in 11 cases and an improvement in the other 7.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-25
Number of pages7
JournalAcupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research
Volume15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Neuroscience(all)

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