GREAT NEWS! Researchers have discovered that a special acupuncture procedure produces a 93.3% effective rate for helping women with Stress Urinary Incontinence.
The study group consisted of 60 women who had been symptomatic between 9.7 and 10 years. They were split into a control group who just did pelvic floor exercises every day for 30 days and a group that did the exercises every day but also received specialized acupuncture treatment that included moxibustion during the 30 days. The control group had a total effective rate 70% and the acupuncture group had a total effective rate of 93.3%!
WIDESPREAD AND COMMON
If you are reading this, you may be one of the 200 million people worldwide who experience urinary incontinence. According to the National Association for Incontinence, one in four women over the age of 18 experience episodes of leaking urine involuntarily. SWAN (Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation) found that 68% of women over 40 experience some form of incontinence once a month. On average, women wait 6.5 years from the onset of symptoms before they seek help from a doctor. Sadly, they often make negative lifestyle changes like limiting travel due to frequency and urgency of urination or limiting exercise due to leakage, not realizing help is available.
ACUPUNCTURE WITH PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISE IS NON-INVASIVE
With such a high efficacy rate, it would be beneficial to try acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) before more costly and invasive surgical interventions. Many urinary imbalances are due to kidney or qi deficiency. Specific acupuncture points have been used traditionally to nourish kidney qi and to regulate the bladder, urination, and to strengthen affected muscles. Let TCM’s long history work in your favor so that you don’t spend any more time in discomfort or limited activity.