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Efficacy Observation of Electro-acupuncturing at Zhongliao( BL33) and Huiyang( BL35) on Female Stress Urinary Incontinence
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Pages: 955-957
Year: Issue:  7
Journal: Chinese Journal of Basic Medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Keyword:  Female stress urinary incontinenceElectro-acupunctureZhongliao(BL33)Huiyang(BL35)Pelvic floor muscle training;
Abstract: Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy and security of electro-acupuncturing at Zhongliao( BL33) and Huiyang( BL35) on female stress urinary incontinence. Methods: All the patients enrolled were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group. The treatment group were treated with EA at BL33 and BL35 for 12 weeks for constituting one course. The control group were treated with Pelvic floor musle training( PFMT) and lasts for 24 weeks. The leakage of 1H pad test after 12 weeks of treatment was investigated. The average number of 24 h urinary incontinence at the twelfth week and the twenty-fourth week was investigated. Results: After 12 weeks of treatment,two kinds of treatment can significantly reduce the amount of urine leakage and urine incontinence,and the efficacy of electro acupuncture is better than that of the control group. The 24 h average amount of urine incontinence of the treatment group at twenty-fourth week and that of the same group at the twelfth week were not significantly different,the 24 h average amount of urine incontinence of the treatment group at twenty-fourth week and that of the control group at the same week were not significantly different which indicated that the efficacy of EA group after 12 weeks treatment was not inferior to that of the control group after 24 weeks treatment,and the efficacy of electro acupuncture therapy can last for 12 weeks at least.Conclusion: EA at BL33 and BL35 is effective for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence.
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