Vitamin B12 and acupuncture have therapeutic value in treating diabetic neurogenic bladder. - GreenMedInfo Summary
[Study on acupuncture treatment of diabetic neurogenic bladder].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Jul;27(7):485-7. PMID: 17722823
Cangzhou Hospital of Integrated Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine Affiliated to Hebei Medical University, China.
OBJECTIVE: To probe into a better therapy for diabetic neurogenic bladder. METHODS: The patients were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group, 35 cases in each group. The control group were treated with intramuscular injection of Methycobal 250 microg, once every other day; the treatment group were treated with intramuscular injection of Methycobal 250 microg, once every other day, and acupuncture at Guanyuan (CV 4), Shenshu (BL 23), Ciliao (BL 32), Huiyang (BL 35), once every day. The residual urine were compared before and after treatment in the two groups; the effective rate for improvement of symptoms were compared between the two groups. The mental and healthy nursing were conducted for the patients. RESULTS: After treatment, the improving rate for the urgency of urination, frequency of micturition, dribbling urination, urinary incontinence and dysuria in the treatment group was significantly better than that in the control group, but with no significant difference between the two groups in prolongation of urination time. After treatment, the residual urine in the bladder significantly improved in the two groups with more significantly improved in the treatment group than in the control group. CONCLUSION: Methycobal plus acupuncture has a better result than the simple Methyeobal for treatment of diabetic neurogenic bladder, and strengthening nursing care in the treatment can significantly enhance life quality of the patient.