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We would like to share with you our personal view, beliefs and approach about the research that is presented on these pages.






We both value the research of modern science and the many developments that have been discovered.

We also value the depth of wisdom and knowledge of traditional and classical five element acupuncture, which integrates the many aspects of body and mind.

We acknowledge the information gained from research, and we endevaour to use it where appropriate when meeting the needs of an individual who is suffering in health.

We hope later to share more information on the five elements of acupuncture.

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Nocturnal Enuresis

(2017) Nocturnal Enuresis – Treatment with Acupuncture

'Abstract. our study are included 20 children, 14 male and 6 female, on age from 6 to 22. 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). '

Jihe Zhu, Blagica Arsovska, Kristina Kozovska (2017) Nocturnal Enuresis – Treatment with Acupuncture Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Sciences. Volume 5, Issue 4, Page No: 6-8 Copyright CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Available Online at: www.jrmds.in eISSN No. 2347-2367: pISSN No. 2347-2545


(2017) Nocturnal enuresis in children between laser acupuncture and medical treatment: a comparative study

Abstract. Nocturnal enuresis (NE) is intermittent involuntary voiding during sleep in a child aged 5 years or more. The study was conducted to compare the effect of using laser acupuncture and medication for the treatment of children with nocturnal enuresis (NE) and evaluation of urodynamic parameter after treatment. A randomized study included 45 children ranged from 5 to 15 years presenting with NE. They were randomized into three equal groups—group A, managed with desmopressin acetate; group B, managed with laser acupuncture; and group C, managed with a combination of laser acupuncture and desmopressin—all groups received behavioral therapy. The children were evaluated before and after 3 months of the study to record the efficacy of therapy, side effects and bladder capacity, and 3 months of follow-up after cessation of treatment by bladder diary. A statistically significant higher cure rate was reported in group B patients (73.3 %), while in groups A and C, improvement was reported in 20.0 and 13.3 %, respectively (p value = 0.002). Laser acupuncture is noninvasive, painless tool, with no side effects and lower recurrence rate which can be considered as an alternative therapy for patients with NE.

This is a very odd result, for group c in that you would expect it to perform aswell as group b or even better. Does desmopressin impair acupuncture treatment? See review 2010 below.

Alsharnoubi, J., Sabbour, A.A., Shoukry, A.I. et al. (2017) Nocturnal enuresis in children between laser acupuncture and medical treatment: a comparative study Lasers in Medical Science January 2017, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 95–99 Lasers Med Sci (2017) 32: 95. doi:10.1007/s10103-016-2090-9


(2016) Nocturnal Enuresis – Treatment with Acupuncture

'Abstract. 13 children were treated, of which 8 male and 5 female. The children were on age from 6 to 22. Treatments were done on same acupoints, indoor on a room temperature, with duration of 35-40 minutes. The treatments ware effective in all the children. They stopped bedwetting after on average 8 treatments. The male patients needed 8 treatments and the female 7 on average to achieve the results. There were more older female patients than male. Older children have done more treatments, as they were all a deep sleepers. Acupuncture as a treatment for nocturnal enuresis in children gives satisfying results and improves the condition significantly.'

Jihe Zhu, Blagica Arsovska, Kristina Kozovska (2016) Nocturnal Enuresis – Treatment with Acupuncture IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS) e-ISSN: 2279-0853, p-ISSN: 2279-0861.Volume 15, Issue 9 Ver. IX (September). 2016), PP 29-31. www.iosrjournals.org


(2015) Efficacy of Acupuncture in Children with Nocturnal Enuresis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

'Conclusion. Based on the findings of this study, we cautiously suggest that acupuncture therapy could improve the clinical efficacy. However, the beneficial effect of acupuncture might be overstated due to low methodological qualities. Rigorous high quality RCTs are urgently needed.'

Zheng-tao Lv, Wen Song et al. (2015) Efficacy of Acupuncture in Children with Nocturnal Enuresis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled TrialsEvidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2015, Article ID 320701, 12 pages  http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/320701


(2010) Acupuncture as a treatment for nocturnal enuresis

'Abstract. All barr one study reported the efficacy rate of acupuncture as part of a TCM package to be higher than alarm therapy, the gold standard of Western medicine intervention for NE. Acupuncture as a monotherapy for the treatment of NE appears to be less effective than acupuncture given as part of a combined Traditional Chinese Medicine approach. Electroacupuncture enhances treatment outcomes.'

W.F. Bower, M. Diao (2010) Acupuncture as a treatment for nocturnal enuresis. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical 157 (2010) 63–67

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