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A study carried out at the Department of Physiology at Meiji University of Oriental Medicine in Japan has confirmed the value of acupuncture in treating urinary incontinence in patients with chronic spinal cord injuries. Eight...

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A study carried out in Bergen, Norway has demonstrated the value of acupuncture in preventing urinary tract infections in women who are especially prone to repeated recurrences. 67 such women (3 or more attacks in the past 12...

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A Chinese study has demonstrated that when Chinese medicine is combined with peritoneal dialysis, it is possible to reduce the frequency of the dialysis whilst maintaining renal function (Chung-Kuo Chung Hsi i Chieh Ho Tsa Chih. ...

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A study carried out at the Department of Urology of Kyoto University, Japan, has demonstrated the effiacy of acupuncture in treating urinary incontinence in patients with spinal cord injuries. 13 patients suffering incontinence...

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A study carried out in a Romanian hospital for severely handicapped children aged between 3 and 18 years showed significant benefit in treating nocturnal enuresis in 29% of patients. The most responsive group was the 10-14 year...

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A Taiwanese study set out to determine whether acupressure was effective in treating fatigue and depression in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) receiving haemodialysis treatment. The study applied an experimental...

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Researchers from the University of Bergen in Norway have investigated the benefits of acupuncture in a group of 94 women, all of whom had experienced at least 3 urinary tract infections during the previous 12 months. Sixty-seven...

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A small Japanese study has added to the research showing nocturnal enuresis can be effectively treated with acupuncture. 15 patients  with nocturnal enuresis were treated by acupuncture using a disposable stainless steel needle...

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Vulvar vestibulitis is a disease of unknown aetiology involving inflammation of the skin and the mucous secreting glands found in the skin of the vulvar vestibule. It can occur in women of all ages, whether sexually active or not,...

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A pilot study carried out in the USA has found preliminary evidence of the benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of incontinence in women. Nine women (aged 44 to 66) with urge, mixed urge and stress urinary incontinence were...

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