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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Acupuncture is effective for interstitial cystitis (IC)

Interstitial cystitis (IC), often called painful bladder syndrome, is a chronic condition. It’s difficult to diagnose, because there are no test saying you have IC and there no are tests saying you don’t have IC. The diagnosis is based excluding other conditions such as urinary tract infections, bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases and kidney stones and endometriosis in women and prostatitis in men. The bladder pain people feel with IC can range from a dull ache to piercing pain. Bladder pressure and pain that gets worse as your bladder fills up. The area of pain vary. It can be in the lower tummy, lower back, pelvis, or urethra. For women, pain in the vulva, vagina, or the area behind the vagina. For men, pain in the scrotum, testicles, penis, or the area behind the scrotum. Other symptoms include more frequent urination and urgency of urination and pain during sex and after sex.

Things make IC worse: some foods or drinks; mental or physical stress, women’s periods.

What causes IC? This is a good question.

The cause is not clear unfortunately. Inflammation plays a role in IC: this inflammation around the bladder irritates the bladder; inflammation products go into the bladder with the urine; immune system malfunctioning, a nerve problem.

There is no specific treatment for IC. Acupuncture is effective for IC/BPS. Acupuncture can release stress, reduce inflammation and reduce bladder irritation.

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