An estimated 25-45% of adult women experience urinary incontinence of some kind during their lives. This condition refers to loss of control of the bladder and can present in different patterns and from other causes. It is especially common following childbirth and later in life and can be exacerbated by diet, medications or supplements, and alcohol use. It can sometimes be a sign of another underlying health condition.
There are preventative measures that can help avoid the onset of urinary incontinence and improve overall bladder health. Additionally, once diagnosed, there are treatments that are effective in managing the symptoms and effects of this condition. Acupuncture is emerging as a valuable tool in treating urinary incontinence in women.
Can acupuncture improve bladder health?
Urinary incontinence can negatively impact your quality of life, possibly even causing you to limit your social interactions and outings. It can also be a difficult condition to treat without surgery, which underscores the importance of raising awareness of those methods that do work.
Acupuncture is one of those methods. Clinical trials at the University of Chinese Medicine have demonstrated a 54% effective rate in treating urinary incontinence. Specialized methods can be even more effective.
How does acupuncture for urinary incontinence work?
If you are experiencing urinary incontinence or want to improve your bladder health, acupuncture is definitely worth exploring. A qualified acupuncturist will meet with you to get your medical history and an understanding of how your condition is presenting. With this information, the acupuncturist can determine the best course of treatment.
The number and frequency of sessions of acupuncture you receive will be tailored to your individualized circumstances but will typically last for several weeks. The acupuncturist will insert tiny, painless needles into your skin at various points of the body. The points they chose will likely be those that act on the kidney and bladder. The needle will stimulate the flow of blood and energy to those organs, improving their overall function and health.
At Deana Carell Acupuncture, we are well-versed in the utilization of acupuncture as a tool to promote bladder health. Let us help you start finding relief from urinary incontinence. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start your journey to healing.
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