Moxibustion may be an effective treatment for overactive bladder, according to Korean researchers. In a pilot randomised cross-over study, 28 participants were randomly allotted to either moxibustion (8-12 sessions of indirect moxibustion at Qihai REN-6, Taichong LIV-3 and Sanyinjiao SP-6) plus behavioural training, or behavioral training only, over four weeks. Group allocation was reversed over the following four weeks. Significant and clinically meaningful changes in symptom scores, which changed from moderate to mild, were noted with moxibustion, but not with behavioral training alone.
Effectiveness and safety of moxibustion for alleviating symptoms of overactive bladder: A prospective, randomized controlled, crossover-design, pilot study.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(34):e12016