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Nocturnal enuresis in a young woman treated with acupuncture and moxibustion: case report

International Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Giralt Sampedro I,1 Cayuela S,2 Nishishinya Aquino MB3

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Nocturnal enuresis is intermittent involuntary emission of urine during sleep that does not awaken the patient. We present a 22-year-old woman with no known allergies or past medical history a part of a slight mental disability from childhood not affiliated. She suffers from occasional nocturnal enuresis especially when she is more relaxed at night and in menses period. Treatment with acupuncture and moxibustion improves this case in only four sessions of Acupuncture and self-Moxibustion at home. Acupuncture could be a safe and effective technique to improve nocturnal enuresis. 


nocturnal enuresis, acupuncture therapy, moxibustion, hormonal, antidepressant, anticholinergic, diarrea, hypogastric area