Interstitial Cystitis (IC) is very difficult to treat, and it induces pain and burning sensation, or very uncomfortable sensation when patient urinates.
The symptoms are less when patient gets rest and gets worse at evening or tired, so it is related to patient’s energy level.
We use acupuncture to adjust patients’ energy level, and at the same time, drain the bladder heat-damp to treat IC in recent years. The results are very good.
Patient J. B., is an active member in ICA, Interstitial Cystitis Association, who has had IC and/or PBS (painful bladder syndrome) for 5 years. The problem started after a horse ridding accident. She had pain in the bladder area, and especially when urinating, the pain was difficult to deal with. She also had frequent urination and nocturia. The symptoms were on and off. Each time the pain lasts for at least 3 months. She has had many examinations and treatments, and the last diagnosis was IC.
In four sessions’ acupuncture treatments, Ms. J.B.’s burning pain in the bladder area has disappeared, and frequent urination and nocturia were almost gone. She is very happy, and recommended me to the president of ICA. Currently, she still comes to our clinic for tunning up treatments, the IC condition has been under the control.