Nocturnal enuresis in children - Treatment with acupuncture

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Kozovska, Kristina (2016) Nocturnal enuresis in children - Treatment with acupuncture. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS) IF= 1.486 , 15 (9). pp. 29-31. ISSN 2279-0853

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Nocturnal enuresis or bedwetting is a widespread and distressing condition that can have a deep
impact on the children’s behavior, emotional wellbeing and social life. Acupuncture treatment based on the
Traditional Chinese Medicine theory has been commonly used to treat nocturnal enuresis. The main purpose of
this work is to show a multiple cases of nocturnal enuresis in children, the effects and results from the
acupuncture treatment. 13 children were treated, of which 8 male and 5 female. The children were on age from
6 to 22. Treatments were done on same acupoints, indoor on a room temperature, with duration of 35-40
minutes. The treatments ware effective in all the children. They stopped bedwetting after on average 8
treatments. The male patients needed 8 treatments and the female 7 on average to achieve the results. There
were more older female patients than male. Older children have done more treatments, as they were all a deep
sleepers. Acupuncture as a treatment for nocturnal enuresis in children gives satisfying results and improves the condition significantly.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 12:59
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016 12:59

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