Acupuncture For Bedwetting

September 22, 2017

Recently, a patient who sees me regularly told me that her seven-year-old daughter Annie had developed bedwetting for a while. She was wet every night and got quite embarrassed. The mum wondered if it was to do with stress, as Annie had started getting homework from school and she is the kind of child who wants to do her best. I told her that it's hard to pinpoint what causes this quite common condition, but according to my experience, acupuncture can be very effective in treating it. A few hours later, after school, Annie was in my clinic with her mum. I used only one point in her tummy for acupuncture and moxabustion, followed by acupressure on her back. The treatment lasted about 20 minutes. When I asked how she felt after the treatment, Annie said:"Good, happy!"

A few days later I met Annie's mum on the street and asked how Annie was. She looked so excited and said:"Dry as a bone! She slept through the night after the treatment and wasn't wet in the morning. It's been fine! She loves you!"

 

Acupuncture for Parkinson's Disease: a review of clinical, animal, and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging studies.

August 21, 2017
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26742319 
J Tradit Chin Med. 2015 Dec;35(6):709-17 
By Xiao D. 

Abstract

Acupuncture has been commonly used as an adjuvant therapy or monotherapy in the treatment of Parkinson's disease in China and in other countries. Animal studies have consistently show that this treatment is both neuroprotective, protecting dopaminergic neurons from degeneration and also restorative, restoring tyrosine hydroxylase positive dopaminergic terminals in striatum, resulting in imp...

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Complete response to acupuncture therapy in female patients with refractory interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome.

June 7, 2017
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28326514
Ginekol Pol. 2017;88(2):61-67. doi: 10.5603/GP.a2017.0013. 
By Sönmez MG1, Kozanhan B. 

Abstract 
OBJECTIVES: 
Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is a considerable issue in urology and gynecology and unfortunately, the treatment options recommended are not fully efficient. Therefore, in this study we aimed to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment in patients with refractory IC/BPS. 

MATERIAL AND METHODS: 12 refractory I...

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Rewiring the primary somatosensory cortex in carpal tunnel syndrome with acupuncture

May 10, 2017
Brain. 2017 Mar 2. doi: 10.1093/brain/awx015.
By Maeda Y, Kim H, Kettner N, Kim J, Cina S, Malatesta C, Gerber J, et al.,

Abstract
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment neuropathy affecting the median nerve at the wrist. Acupuncture is a minimally invasive and conservative therapeutic option, and while rooted in a complex practice ritual, acupuncture overlaps significantly with many conventional peripherally-focused neuromodulatory thera...

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Acupuncture For Coccyx Pain

March 30, 2017
25-year-old Beth suffered from a bad pain in her coccyx for 6 months. The pain came every month for a few days and mainly at night time. It was so intense and pain killers didn't help at all. When Beth described the symptom to me, I suspected it was something to do with her menstrual cycle. But I was told that she'd had a coil put in 2 years ago and had no periods since then. On physical examination, I found some sensitive points around her sacrum area and chose two of them for acupuncture. M...
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Acupuncture For Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

February 13, 2017
43-year-old Linda had been suffering from a pain in her left shoulder and chest for a month. The pain was excruciating and radiating down into her left arm. It had come on gradually over a few days without any clear incident associated with symptoms. Linda could only think of a fall about 10 days before the pain started, in which she fell on her left wrist. The doctor gave her pain killers which hadn't help at all. Then she tried a few sessions of sports massage but couldn't get any relief. T...

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