Q: i’ve just been diagnosed with overactive bladder and my doctor wants me to begin medication. I’d like to avoid drug treatment and wonder if you can help me?
A: I’ve successfully treated many cases of overactive bladder in both men and women. The condition responds remarkably well to treatment with both acupuncture and herbal medicines. Approximately seventeen percent of American men and women suffer from this condition. Recent research published in “Obstetrics and Gynecology” indicates that acupuncture may be a more effective treatment than drug therapy and has the added benefit of having no side effects. Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University found that three weeks of twice weekly acupuncture treatments produced significant improvement in bladder control compared to the control group in the study.