Nocturnal Enuresis ??? Treatment with Acupuncture
Author(s): Jihe Zhu, Blagica Arsovska and Kristina Kozovska
Nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) is an involuntary wetting while sleep, which is considered normal up to the age of five. The etiology and the underlying physiological mechanisms of nocturnal enuresis are multifactorial. Acupuncture as part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is often used as a primary treatment for the treatment of nocturnal enuresis in children, and the positive effects have been published in several articles in the past decades. In our study are included 20 children, 14 male and 6 female, on age from 6 to 22. All children were treated with acupuncture in our clinic for TCM and acupuncture for nocturnal enuresis. Treatments were done indoor, with duration of 35-40 minutes both sides. 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).