How has acupuncture been used to treat overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Acupuncture is an alternative treatment option that focuses on correcting imbalances within the body. Using specially designed needles, an acupuncturist targets specific points on your body. The goal is to increase your ability to hold urine, create a smoother urine flow, and decrease urgency and nighttime production. Acupuncture treatment of overactive bladder may require 10 to 12 sessions. 

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