Acupuncture for Bladder DysfunctionBladder dysfunction can not only be a major discomfort it can also bring with it feelings of shame and embarrassment. At IMS this challenge is met with the utmost care and integrity to seek the best result by using acupuncture and naturopathic remedies. With acupuncture, slow, stagnant blood and energy that may be contributing to bladder dysfunction can be manipulated into working more optimally once again. Naturopathic remedies include botanical medicine, clinical nutrition and more.

Acupuncture: Strengthening the Bladder
Obstetrics & Gynecology published a 2005 study that cited acupuncture as improving the “…frequent and overwhelming urge to urinate associated with an overactive bladder.” By working on points such as: Spleen 6 (sanyinjiao) inner side of the leg just above the ankle; Bladder 40 (weizhong) on the back of the knee; and Conception Vessel 4 (guanyuan) just below the navel, Dr. Lisant will open stuck energy that could be contributing to your bladder dysfunction. Sessions usually show improvement after the third or fourth treatment however everyone’s response is different. By combining acupuncture with other naturopathic remedies, bladder dysfunction will be managed from many different angles.

Bladder Dysfunction and Clinical Nutrition
By avoiding certain foods and beverages, bladder weakness can be handled more effectively. IMS will determine the proper clinical nutrition for your specific bladder challenge by recommending keeping away from such possible food sensitivities as: caffeine, alcohol (these are both diuretics), artificial sweeteners and simple sugars such as cakes, ice cream and other unhealthy desserts. Other foods that have been known to irritate the bladder are tomato based recipes, spicy dishes, chocolate and citrus. Instead, such foods as berries, especially cranberries, can have a significant healing effect regarding bladder issues.

Herbal Remedies: Botanical Medicine for Bladder Control
Herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years for a variety of ailments allowing the body to embrace the treatment rather than be forced to accept it. When it comes to bladder dysfunction Dr. Lisanti will recommend such herbal treatments such as: uva ursi, panax ginseng, elder flower, horsetail, marshmallow, valerian root, skullcap and saw palmetto. He may also treat bladder problems with classical Chinese herbal formulas like: Jin Kui Shen Qi Wan, Wu Wei Zi and Asiatic dogwood.

IMS can assist you with your bladder discomfort using some above approaches along with nutraceutical supplementation that includes vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids as well as homeopathy, environmental medicine and even counseling. At Integrative Med Solutions, we will design an acupuncture and naturopathic treatment program that works for you.  In many cases, insurance covers portions of the treatment. Allow us to support you to achieve optimal health.  To make an appointment or find out more about how acupuncture can benefit you, please call our office at 914.337.2980  914.337.2980 or click here to schedule an online appointment.

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