Bedwetting or Nocturnal Enuresis - Active Physio Health

Bedwetting or Nocturnal Enuresis

 

Bedwetting occurs when a person involuntarily urinates when they are sleeping. Primary Enuresis is when there has not yet been a lengthy period of being dry at night. Secondary Enuresis is when a person (child or adult) begins to wet the bed again after a prolonged period of being dry.

 

Bladder complications, hormone irregularity, and even sleeping disorders can all lead to chronic bedwetting in children. Once consulted with a medical practitioner, and any conventional medicine processes are implemented, your next consideration should be the use of an acupuncturist. Using a strategic approach to treatment, many acupuncturists report three out of four children are successful cured of bedwetting after ten to twelve visits. In addition, there is a very low relapse rate – often lower than the relapse rate of convention methods of healing for bedwetting in children.

 

Western medicine’s response

Western medicine has a range of treatment options for Enuresis depending on the diagnosis of the cause. Including Treatments include behaviourally-based interventions such as bed-wetting alarms and star charts, medications such as hormone replacement, self-esteem courses and even surgery in some cases.

 

How does acupuncture work

The aim of the treatment is twofold:

  • To help develop the sensitivity of the nerve so that it will tell the brain when the bladder is full
  • Using needles to stimulate other nerves responsible for producing the hormone which reduces the production of urine at night.

 

Contact Active Physio Health and book your appointment today.

Agnes Physiotherapy Clinic
2 Rafting Ground Rd, Agnes Water
Phone: (07) 4972 5155
Fax: (07) 4972 0556

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