n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Rising to the challenge of treating the overactive bladder : review article

Volume 18, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



A number of studies have shown acupuncture to be a useful adjunct to therapy. Chang et al reported a 77% reduction in urgency and frequency in 77% of their patients versus only 20% in placebo. These findings have been confirmed by Bergstrom et al who also demonstrated reduced incontinence episodes. The most interesting data have emerged from a trial by Emmons et al where they randomised women to acupuncture in bladder specific points versus relaxation point acupuncture.

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