Bedwetting or Nocturnal Enuresis

Acupuncture for Bedwetting

Bedwetting or Nocturnal Enuresis

Bedwetting occurs when a person involuntarily urinates when they are sleeping. Primary Enuresis is when there has not yet been a lengthy period of being dry at night. Secondary Enuresis is when a person (child or adult) begins to wet the bed again after a prolonged period of being dry.

Bladder complications, hormone irregularity, and even sleeping disorders can all lead to chronic bedwetting in children. Once consulted with a medical practitioner, and any conventional medicine processes are implemented, your next consideration should be the use of an acupuncturist. Using a strategic approach to treatment, many acupuncturists report three out of four children are successful cured of bedwetting after ten to twelve visits. In addition, there is a very low relapse rate – often lower than the relapse rate of convention methods of healing for bedwetting in children.

Western medicine’s response

Western medicine has a range of treatment options for Enuresis depending on the diagnosis of the cause. Including Treatments include behaviourally-based interventions such as bed-wetting alarms and star charts, medications such as hormone replacement, self-esteem courses and even surgery in some cases.

How does acupuncture work

The aim of the treatment is twofold:

    • To help develop the sensitivity of the nerve so that it will tell the brain when the bladder is full
  • Using needles to stimulate other nerves responsible for producing the hormone which reduces the production of urine at night.
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