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A phase 1 clinical study on the efficacy of electroacupuncture for female patients with mild to moderate stress incontinence
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Pages: 3755-3758
Year: Issue:  12
Journal: China Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy

Keyword:  ElectroacupunctureStress incontinenceZhongliao(BL33)Huiyang(BL35)Phase 1 clinical studyFemale patients;
Abstract: Objective: To preliminarily evaluate the efficacy of electroacupuncture Zhongliao(BL33) and Huiyang(BL35) for female patients with mild to moderate stress incontinence. Methods: Seventy female patients with mild to moderate stress incontinence were randomly divided into treatment group and control group, with 35 cases in each group. The treatment group were received electroacupuncture at BL33 and BL35, while the control group were received sham electroacupuncture at sham locations for BL33 and BL35, with 3 times per week, lasting for 6 weeks. The changes in the volume of urine leakage were measured by a one hour urinal pad test, the frequency of urinary incontinence at 72 hours and the score of ICIQ-SF questionnaire were analyzed before and after the treatment. Results: Compared with those before treatment, the volume of urine leakage were measured by a one hour urinal pad test, the frequency of urinary incontinence at 72 hours and the score of ICIQ-SF questionnaire in both groups decreased after the treatment, while the last two indexes, control group decrease(P<0.05, P<0.01). And these changes in the treatment group were more significant than those in the control group(P<0.05, P<0.01). In both groups, there was good treatment compliance with no obvious adverse event. Conclusion: Electroacupuncture with deep needling at BL33 and BL35 is effective for women with mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence, which is a curative efficacy rather than a placebo effect. There is a short-term effect of electroacupuncture Zhongliao(BL33) and Huiyang(BL35) for female patients with mild to moderate stress incontinence that is irrelevant to placebo effect.
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