Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the release of urine from the bladder. It can happen to anyone, but is most common in senior people. Most bladder control problems happen when the muscles that keep the bladder closed are weak. According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, the urinary incontinence is generally caused by the “Qi deficiency”.
53 year old, Female. Urinary Incontinence for 6 years. Urinated as many as approximately 35 times per day. Especially when she lifted heavy objects. Severely influenced the quality of her life. After 3 times of acupuncture treatment, 2 times/week: Significant improvement. After additional 3 times of acupuncture treatments, 2 times/week: Urinary incontinence disappeared. Further 3 times of acupuncture treatments in two months were done to consolidate the condition, during which no any urinary incontinence was reported. October 11, 2006. hz-acupuncture.com
My mother is 83 and she gets up between 4 and 6 times a night to go to the bathroom. Most times she can’t get to the bathroom fast enough.
Can acupuncture help at that age? We heard from another acupuncturist that she might not respond well to acupuncture at her age.
H, Vera. We have treated many patients like this with pretty good results. Please call us at 703-419-3129 to consult with our practitioners and to make an appointment. Thanks!