Acupuncture for urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control often occuring when coughing, laughing or sneezing.
Urinary incontinence tends to affect women more than men often as a result of having children.
How acupuncture can help urinary incontinence
Acupuncture treatment can help people suffering from urinay incontinence by:
- Decreasing the expression of c-Fos in the brain. Induction of stress urinary incontinence in rats has been shown to increase expression of c-Fos
- Controlling nitrergic neurotransmitters in order to increase nitric oxide levels in bladder tissue, thus relaxing smooth muscle and allowing increased bladder capacity