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Testimonials for Overactive Bladder

Acupuncture has been like a miracle for me! It changed my life!!

Beth Smith Colorado Springs

In the past, I would have uncontrollable urges to void that I couldn't manage. And it would happen suddenly - I wouldn't realize I needed to go and then I would void!

I tried numerous medications, controlled my fluid intake (even though I knew this wasn't the best thing to do), and saw several doctors. Nothing was making a difference.

I was unable to go on a trip because of these sudden urges to void and then my inability to control voiding. I was at a point where I slept with a towel next to me because I knew when the urge came during the night, I wouldn't make it to the bathroom before I voided. When I left the house, I had to take a change of clothes with me, carrying fresh underwear so I could throw away the wet underwear.

I was always tired because of the nighttime frequency, and associated voiding problems.

Then, I was referred to Chinese Acupuncture Clinic for this problem. I started getting more rest at night after about six treatments with Acupuncture, my nighttime urges were dramatically reduced.

My attitude toward life has greatly improved! For me, the single most important aspect of Acupuncture treatments is that I'm now well rested. And, I feel free from the constant worry about accidents! I'm a totally different person now. My family - even my doctor - comment that my personality changed after I started Acupuncture treatments! For me, this therapy has really been a miracle.

Other people with this same problem need to know about Acupuncture can treat overactive bladder symptoms well; for so many like me, that drugs weren't helping the problem, they need to know about this alternative.

Thanks to Acupuncture! I am free to do what, when I want again!

Joan Greene Canyon City, Colorado

As a result of two surgeries, I had some bladder problems that tended to get progressively worse -- basically leakage I wasn't able to control.

After a while it got to be more and more and more. It would be leakage all during the day as well as pretty much all during the night. During the night I would be sleeping fine but when I woke up I would have to go very, very fast to the bathroom. And where I live right now the bathroom is kind of far away. So many times I did not make it.

I started taking some medications but my problem was still not improving enough to be able to make my lifestyle and problem coordinate.

My neighbor suggested me to try Acupuncture. I saw a change in my symptoms very gradually. By the time I got 15 treatments, there was a significant change. Sometimes I would sleep the whole night and not have to get up and go to the bathroom. And, no accidents!

I am very thankful for the relief I had. I can be free to do what I want to do when I want to do it again. I can go back to my regular lifestyle.

Finally the right treatment for my urinary urgency!

Dee Pollack Manitou Springs, Colorado

I am 73 years old, had urinary urgency for about 10 years. During that time, I underwent 3 bladder suspension (sling) surgeries but none of them worked. When I asked my doctor why, the response was that her pelvic floor muscles were too weak.

A friend of mine recommend me to try Acupuncture for my bladder. I began to see improvements after 4 treatments. And while I still wear a pad all the time, I was pleased with the results. I have gone from 6 - 8 pads per day to 2. Maybe 3 if I drink too much Starbucks coffee! Plus, finding the bathroom is no longer the first things I do when I go somewhere.

I started taking some medications but my problem was still not improving enough to be able to make my lifestyle and problem coordinate.

I urge people consider Acupuncture treatments. Try it. It doesn't hurt. It might help.

Acupuncture returned me a more meaningful life

Judy Sanchez Hugo, Colorado

After a successful brain surgery in 2006, I got into another problem: incontinence due to bladder over activity. I would wake up from naps only to discover that I had wet myself. I couldn't ride in cars without worrying about ruining the upholstery. I avoided visiting friends because I might stain their couches. Every time I left my house, I worried about embarrassing myself. I was wearing pull-ups and still making messes. I couldn't do anything.

Sometimes a slight need to urinate would escalate quickly and I would rush to the bathroom. Often I couldn't make it in time. Because of my brain condition, my balance has been affected so I can't walk in a straight line and would sometimes fall. So getting to the bathroom in a hurry was often a dangerous undertaking.

Two bladder medications didn't work. A third medication provided some relief, but worsened my existing problem with constipation.

A friend of mine refereed me to Chinese Acupuncture Clinic. Within six weeks for two Acupuncture treatment per week, I felt better and was able to stop taking the medication. After six more weekly treatments, I now receives a treatment once a month to maintain my results. I have moved from pull-ups to pads.

At home, I am able to nap worry-free. And when I wakes up, I can get to the bathroom in plenty of time. I'll always have to go often, but now I have the ability to control it when it comes.

I get out more too. I visit friends and family. And, I am able to go shopping when my children go along to help with my balance. I live a lot better, My life is a lot more meaningful now that I'm not worried about making messes all the time.

Acupuncture returned me a more meaningful life

Laura Martinez Colorad Springs, Colorado

I am 71, had experienced Overactive Bladder Symptoms for over 15 years. When I decided it was time to get help, my doctor prescribed several different medications. While the drugs worked for a while, each time I saw my symptoms return. My sister told me about her experience of how Acupuncture resolved her bladder issue.

At first I was suspicious. After I have received my third Acupuncture treatment, I started to notice the improvement. After my 14 treatments, I am absolutely thrilled. I went from urinating every 1-2 hours and 5 times a night to no need to urinate between 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m and once a night. I am also happy that I do not have to change my clothes everyday as a result of an accident.

It really is a great treatment - easy and effective. It does not hurt. Sometimes it's a numbed feeling and other times a pulsing or vibrating or a simple, single twitch of a toe. I'm so happy that my bladder isn't running my life. The fact that I wouldn't need to take pills, use creams or patches appealed to me. As I age, I don't like the idea of taking so many meds that can work against each other.

Able to sleep through the night again

Larissa Schifferns Colorad Springs, Colorado

For nearly 15 years, I had problem to manage my urinary frequency and urinary urgency. The first thing I did when I went to a mall was locate the restrooms. Before being seated at a restaurant, I asked the waiter to point out the ladies room. On the long car ride from Michigan to Florida, where my daughter lives, pulled off at almost every rest stop. During the night I woke up two or three times to go to the bathroom. This was the most disruptive and upsetting part of it all. I couldn't remember the last time I had slept through the night.

I thought my life would go on like this forever. It was a huge drain on me, but I didn't know what else to do. Two different medications and Kegel exercises didn't alleviate my symptoms. I still went to the bathroom ten times during the workday. I still couldn't take my twin grandsons to the movies. I couldn't leave them alone in the theater while I ran off to the bathroom.

One day, I talked to my neighbor about my bladder issue, she recommended me to try Acupuncture. Within four weeks of beginning treatment, I was taking fewer trips to the bathroom. Now I can watch a movie with my grandsons, uninterrupted. I can book a window seat on a flight without worrying about bothering her seatmate with frequent trips to the restroom. I can drive nonstop for three-and-a-half hours to visit family. I can golf without fear of wetting her pants. I don't know how it works. I just know that it does.

Most important, I am sleeping through the night for the first time in years. This has been the biggest change, I don't get up once.

*Individual results may vary.

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