This study confirms what I already know: That acupuncture is very effective for treating and curing overactive bladder. Three symple acu-points where used for this study. I use my own combination which includes these as well. I also use Chinese herbs and homeopathy. I have found acupuncture to be tremendously effective for this problem.
“I’ve got this friend who’s up for trying anything and everything, so when she told
me she was going to an acupuncturist for her PMS, I laughed in her face and said, ‘Yeah,
sure, good luck!’ But when she came back a few months later trying to get me to go too,
that’s when I had to say, ‘Hey, wait a minute, I’m not letting any maniac stick needles into
my body for no good reason.’
“Since I’m the kind of person who’s very cautious, I decided to check out my
girlfriend’s conversion to holistic medicine my own way. There was no way I was going
to let anyone, even if he was a doctor, stick needles in my stomach, arms, and legs for the
sake of getting rid of my constipation and stomach pain.
“Since I had access to the Internet, I decided this was the quickest way to investigate.
Let me tell you—I’m the biggest skeptic around. Maybe it’s that my astrological sign
is in Taurus, but I need to be totally convinced before I’ll try anything new, especially
something from China and, on top of that, something that could hurt.
“I was amazed by the kind of scientific evidence I found to support acupuncture. First
off, I learned there was much more to holistic medicine than acupuncture and herbs. The
other types of holistic medicine are naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic, and half a
dozen others. I also found out that acupuncture was much older than Western medicine—
acupuncture is about four thousand years old; Western medicine is only about two hundred
years old. I figured anything that’s been used for four thousand years must have some
validity to it.
“I also found out that many MDs are actually using acupuncture now because it’s been
proven to be so effective. I interviewed Dr. Randy Martin, OMD, and he told me that
it’s used not only for PMS and headaches, but also for colds and flu, constipation, poor
eyesight, breast enlargement, anorexia, overeating, drug addiction, smoking cessation,
depression, anxiety, and just about any other problem you can think of.