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Efficacy of electrical pudendal nerve stimulation (EPNS) [Electroacupuncture to approx BL 30 and BL35 Meeting of Yang Huiyang] versus transvaginal electrical stimulation (TES) in treating female idiopathic urgency urinary incontinence (UUI).
‘Results:, The severity of symptoms and quality of life score on the UUI questionnaire (UUI total score) was 13 (7, 18.75) in group I and 11 (8, 16) in group II before treatment and decreased to 2 (0, 6.75) in group I (p<0.01) and 6.5 (3.25, 10.75) in group II (p<0.01) after the completion of treatment. At the end of treatment, complete symptom resolution occurred in 34 cases (42.5%), with a ≥50% symptom improvement rate of 70.1%, in group I and occurred in 1 cases (2.5%), with a ≥50% symptom improvement rate of 45.0%, in group II. Post-
Conclusions EPNS is more effective than TES in treating drug-
Four sacrococcygeal points (figure 2) were selected for deep insertion of long acupuncture needles. The two upper points are located about 1 cm bilateral to the sacrococcygeal joint. On the upper points, a needle of 0.40 Х 100 mm was inserted perpendicularly to a depth of 80 to 90 mm to produce a sensation referred to the urethra or the anus by stimulating the main trunk of the Pudendal nerve. The locations of the two lower points are about 1 cm bilateral to the tip of the coccyx. On the lower points, a needle of 0.40 Х 100 or 125 mm was inserted obliquely towards the ischiorectal fossa to a depth of 90 to 110 m to produce a sensation referred to the urethra by stimulating the perineal nerve (figure 3).
Electrical stimulation (biphasic 2-
Siyou Wang , Jianwei Lv , Xiaoming Feng , Tingting Lv (2017) Efficacy of electrical pudendal nerve stimulation versus transvaginal electrical stimulation in treating female idiopathic urgency urinary incontinence. Pub. The Journal of Urology PII: S0022-
(2016) Nonantimuscarinic treatment for overactive bladder: a systematic review.
‘Abstract. Acupuncture improves quality of life and urodynamic testing parameters.’ Olivera C.K. et al. (2016) Nonantimuscarinic treatment for overactive bladder: a systematic review. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Volume 215, Issue 1, July 2016, Pages 34–57
(2009) The efficacy of acupuncture in treating urge and mixed incontinence in women: a pilot study.
‘Acupuncture improved urodynamic outcomes (maximum cystometric capacity) (Incontinence Impact questionnaire-
(2005) Acupuncture for overactive bladder: a randomized control trial. ‘Acupuncture was superior to control for improved quality of life (Incontinence Impact questionnaire-
CONCLUSION: Women who received 4 weekly bladder-
‘Method: Using CV4, LR3, SP6. Results: The portion of nocturnal voiding volume decreased (g = −0965), the mean voiding volume increased (g = 0.690), and the voiding frequency decreased (g = −0.498) with moxibustion.
Conclusions: We suggest that moxibustion might be considered as an alternative for OAB management. Further studies employing placebo control, larger sample size, and longer observation period are warranted to
confirm the efficacy and safety of moxibustion.’
(2017) Clinical Observation of Heat-
RESULTS: The curative rate of 43.48%(10/23) and the total effective rate of 95.65%(22/23) in the treatment group were respectively better than those of 18.18% (4/22) and 63.64%(14/22) in the control group (both P<0.05). After treatment, 1-
Hu D, Deng P., et al., (2017) Clinical Observation of Heat-
(2017) Traditional Chinese Treatment (TCM) Progress of Urge Urinary Incontinence (UUI).
A review article which looks at various TCM approaches to UUI, almost all of them demonstrating improvement however the level of research articles used is very poor. Haiyan Fan, Siyou Wang. (2017) Traditional Chinese Treatment (TCM) Progress of Urge Urinary Incontinence. Research Overview.
(2017) Effect of Electroacupuncture on Urinary Leakage Among Women With Stress Urinary Incontinence. A Randomized Clinical Trial.
'Conclusions and Relevance Among women with stress urinary incontinence, treatment with electroacupuncture involving the lumbosacral region, compared with sham electroacupuncture, resulted in less urine leakage after 6 weeks. Further research is needed to understand long-
A large powered trial of 504 patients and even though the acupuncture treatments were not individualised it shows the benefit of using local scaral acupuncture points for this condition
Zhishun Liu, Yan Liu, Huanfang Xu, et al. (2017) Effect of Electroacupuncture on Urinary Leakage Among Women With Stress Urinary Incontinence. A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2017;317(24):2493-