Acupuncture & Bed-Wetting

Bed-wetting is generally a minor medical problem, but a major frustration for children and parents alike.  As young children grow, staying dry at night is a kind of rite of passage that contributes to their self confidence.  On the other hand, bed-wetting can lead to insecurities in children and to exasperation in their parents.  It never occurs to most mothers and fathers that acupuncture can help bed-wetting kids leap over the nightly hurdle of staying dry.

Bed-wetting, or Nocturnal Enuresis, is one of those conditions that Western Medicine may solve in many cases by treating a physical problem.  Once a physical problem is ruled out, the traditional treatment may include psychological therapy, behavioral therapy and drugs.  Of course, drugs may have side effects and many doctors won’t prescribe them for younger children.

Parents who turn to an experienced acupuncturist often find the answer to their child’s bed-wetting problem.  Several studies show acupuncture works for most youngsters who have trouble staying dry at night.  Of course, it’s not a one-time treatment.  An acupuncturist may develop a course of treatment that could take several months to complete.  The practitioner may also encourage parents to try other modes of Traditional Chinese Medicine that work in conjunction with acupuncture.  The result can be a boy or girl who finally stays dry at night, giving the child a boost in self-confidence.