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Detrusor overactivity post-stroke responds to electroacupuncture

Detrusor overactivity is common after stroke, and is characterized by frequent micturition and urinary incontinence. However, the optimal treatment for detrusor overactivity remains unclear.

According to a study reported in (Vol. 8, No. 18, 2013), patients with post-stroke detrusor overactivity from the Department of Neurology, Fourth Hospital of , China, received at points Baliao [including bilateral Shangliao (BL31), bilateral Ciliao (BL32), bilateral Zhongliao (BL33), and bilateral Xialiao (BL34)] and Huiyang (BL35).

Electroacupuncture significantly improved cystometric capacity and bladder compliance, decreased detrusor leak point pressure, which is proposed as an effective treatment for post-stroke detrusor overactivity.


Article: “Electroacupuncture at points Baliao and Huiyang (BL35) for post-stroke detrusor overactivity,” by Yan Liu, Luran Liu, Xiaomin Wang, Neural Regen Res. doi:10.3969/j.issn.1673-5374.2013.18.004

Neural Regeneration Research