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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
- Complementary and alternative medicine