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Urinary incontinence and acupuncture

A study carried out at the Department of Physiology at Meiji University of Oriental Medicine in Japan has confirmed the value of acupuncture in treating urinary incontinence in patients with chronic spinal cord injuries. Eight male patients, four with cervical lesions and four with thoracic lesions, were treated with acupuncture at Zhongliao BL-33. Four once-weekly treatments were given with needles inserted into bilateral Zhongliao and manually rotated for ten minutes. Incontinence was controlled completely in three patients and partially in three more. (Nippon Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi Jul;89(7):665-669).


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