Nocturnal Enuresis – Treatment with Acupuncture

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Kozovska, Kristina (2017) Nocturnal Enuresis – Treatment with Acupuncture. Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Sciences, 5 (4). pp. 6-8. ISSN 2347-2367

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Nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) is an involuntary wetting while sleep, which is considered normal up to the age
of five. The etiology and the underlying physiological mechanisms of nocturnal enuresis are multifactorial.
Acupuncture as part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is often used as a primary treatment for the
treatment of nocturnal enuresis in children, and the positive effects have been published in several articles in the
past decades. In our study are included 20 children, 14 male and 6 female, on age from 6 to 22. All children were
treated with acupuncture in our clinic for TCM and acupuncture for nocturnal enuresis. Treatments were done
indoor, with duration of 35-40 minutes both sides. With the acupuncture treatment we succeeded to help all our
treated patients to stop bedwetting, have better sleep and quality of life with certain number of treatments.
Average number of treatments is 6. Acupuncture was performed on the acupuncture points: DU20 (BaiHui),
BL23 (ShenShu), BL28 (PangGuangShu), SiShenCong (3cm from the point BaiHui), RN6 (QiHai), GB20 (FengChi)
and Du16 (FengFu).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2018 14:22
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 14:22

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