Acupuncture for urinary urgency in women over 50: what is the evidence

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology



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Acupuncture Therapy; Age Distribution; Age Factors; Aged; Behavior Therapy; Cholinergic Antagonists; Estrogen Replacement Therapy; Evidence-Based Medicine; Exercise Therapy; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Middle Aged; Pelvic Floor; Research Design; Safety; Sex Distribution; Treatment Outcome; Urinary Incontinence; Urodynamics; Women's Health


Obstetrics and Gynecology


The article reports on the potential of acupuncture as a therapy for treating urinary urgency (UU) or urge urinary incontinence (UUI) in aging women. Although its efficiency has not yet been established, acupuncture as non-pharmacologic treatment for UUI or UU can be considered safe and may decrease symptoms. Other suggested treatment for urinary urgency were compared with acupuncture.

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Citation: Urol Nurs. 2006 Feb;26(1):23-30.

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