|Posted on Thursday, December 04, 2003 - 14:25: |
Hi Dr. Halevi,
Is there a symptomatic treatment for bedwetting in small children? Perhaps with the chopsticks?
|Posted on Friday, December 05, 2003 - 11:39: |
The chopstick stimulation may be very helpful in bedwetting, Neil. Use K-8 bilaterally as well as Ren-8, with the Shortstick. Apply the Pressing and Twisting manipulations described in the book, in clockwise direction. Also points B-23 and B-28 may be used with the same technique. I would like to hear what were the results of the treatment, please. You may perform the treatment daily or every other day until the problem resolves.
|Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 18:19: |
Shalom Dr. Halevi,
We have an 8 years old son who has not had a single dry night. His Pediatrician says it should go away and we should live with it. We have gone to a urologists, everything is normal, he tried medication for a week and did not work. My son also seems to have some concentration and attention disorder/day dreaming.Although his IQ is very high he is very lazy/clumsy in studying and attending school. He has no problem socializing with other kids but he is shy with adults.
We were going to try Acupuncture/acupressure for his bedwetting, but before doing that we were concern with
1- side effects of acupuncture/acupressure (if any) and we do not have enough data to be convincing. We contacted some one locally (New Jersey) with acupuncture license but did not give us any convincing response that acupuncture works.
2- too many Doctors. since we have taken my son to a few Drs (urologist/neurologist/ physiologist ) or his bedwetting and lack of concentration, we feel it is not good for his moral etc.
I have been reading some articles on acupressure, and trying to find out if there is something we can do at home. Can you please guide us in this regard. I appreciate your input.
|Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 19:24: |
Hi Sam. Acupuncture may help a great deal in bedwetting. In Ch.med. it is usually attributed to deficiency of the kidney energy. Since the kidney energy is responsible also for the bladder tonus, such a deficiency may cause bed wetting. This is a simplified explanation, just to introduce you to the problem. Kidney Qi deficiency may be also the cause for the other symptoms of your child, as this syndrome has a linkage with the nervous system as well. I am afraid that in your case, acupressure may not be of great help. You may need the assistance of a well trained and experienced acupuncturist, or herbalist. Try to get recommendations before you contact someone... and good luck.
|Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 13:20: |
I read somewhere that using a moxa stick on the bladder points may have strong effect on urinary incontinence. Is it true? Can it cause side effects?
|Posted on Sunday, April 03, 2005 - 20:12: |
Yes, it is true. Applying a moxa stick heat on points such as B-28 and Ren-4/6 may be very helpful in children suffering from enuresis, especially of the light type. Moxa heat on these points tones up the energy of the bladder thereby helping it retain its fluids instead of leaking them out. In children, moxa stick should be applied no more than 3-5 minutes each time on two chosen points. This may be alternated every day by other points of the prescription. Cold beverages and food, as well as too much fruit, must be avoided.
|Posted on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 07:11: |
As for side effects of moxa, just be careful not to burn the skin! (Although in China they use so called scarring moxabustion, but thats another story) The only urinary side effects that I can think of offhand is some of the bladder meridian points in the lowest sacral foramena can cause "irritation" and a sensation of dysuria if needled, particularly if needled deeply, and more often in women.
One therapy that is useful is the chinese practice of infantile tuina, or remedial massage for infants and children, which is almost a modality in itself, it can be very effective and is safe and for the most part enjoyable, there are some books available on this if you cannot find a practitioner. I have had good sucess with herbal medicine for bedwetting in children, although in some cases it may require additional "management" such as routinely waking the child and taking the child to the toilet once a night whilst treatment is being undertaken. (Tiring yes, but it does help to get the childs sleep pattern used to a pattern of waking to urinate, even if it has to be an artificial waking at first)
Hope you have some success.