Laser Acupuncture: New Treatment for Bedwetting

Apr 20, 2011
Bedwetting can be really embarrassing problem for parents and children. Nevertheless, the bedwetting problems affects millions of children, and sometimes it becomes really hard to break this habit.

The new study, conducted by Turkish scientists, revealed that laser acupuncture can become a new, effective, non-invasive bedwetting solution. Dr. Orhan Koca, the leading author of the study and the researcher at the Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital in Istanbul examined the effect of laser on bedwetting. During the study, 91 children, who suffered from bedwetting, received acupuncture therapy that used low-power laser to target points linked to bladder in traditional Chinese medicine. The therapy lasted four weeks.

The results of the study showed that around 40 percent of children stopped bedwetting, while after 6 months this number increased to 56 percent. It is believed that acupuncture increases nerves stimulation, which contributes to the relaxation of the bladder.
Specialists say that bedwetting can be effectively managed with other traditional techniques, such as using a bedwetting alarm or curing constipation, if this is the cause of bedwetting.