Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence (UI) is defined as an involuntary leakage from the urethra when the abdominal pressure is raised. acupuncture could significantly alleviate UI and increase bladder capacity of patients with stroke, which had better efficacy than indwelling catheter therapy.

Certain studies have indicated that acupuncture may influence the autonomic nerve system.
There is a complex rationale behind the choice of acupuncture points for incontinence. The muscles controlling micturition are controlled by the autonomic and somatic nervous system. The detrusor muscle is relaxed by sympathetic stimulation that originates from the lumbar spinal cord T11-L2 region, and contracted by parasympathetic stimulation from the sacral spinal cord S2-4 region. The external urethral sphincter is under somatic control. Therefore, the coordination of the autonomic and somatic nerves to the bladder and urethra is important not only in micturition, but also in incontinence.
In addition, acupuncture can reduce the severity of stroke, release neurotransmitters near the acupuncture, relax the blood vessel wall, and increase the blood vessel capacity.

尿失禁(UI)就是当腹部压力升高时尿道的无意识泄漏。针灸可以显着减轻卒中患者膀胱容量,其效果优于留置导尿管治疗。因为针灸可能会影响自主神经系统。
对于失禁的针灸穴位选择背后有一个复杂的理由。控制排尿的肌肉由自主神经和躯体神经系统控制。逼尿肌通过来自腰脊髓T11-L2区域的交感神经刺激而松弛,并且通过来自骶脊髓S2-4区域的副交感神经刺激而收缩。外尿道括约肌受体细胞控制。因此,自主神经和躯体神经与膀胱和尿道的协调不仅在排尿方面很重要,而且在尿失禁中也很重要。
此外,针灸可以降低中风的严重程度,在针刺附近释放神经递质,使血管壁松弛,血管容量变大。