In my practice I see a great number of women who suffer daily with frequent urination, urinary urgency, incomplete urination, urge incontinence, pelvic pain, a downbearing sensation in the bladder/pelvis, and other urinary concerns. For some women this greatly interferes with their sleep and in their daily lives. My approach is to use a procedure called PTNS, or Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation. This is a series of twelve weekly treatments involving two acupuncture points on each ankle with estim, or small electrodes connected to the needles. The sensation generated is very subtle, like a pulsing sensation. It does not hurt at all and some women barely feel it. The PTNS Protocol has a lot of medical research behind it and is incredibly successful. The majority of women feel great relief and many are set for a long time with no need to continue with medication or seek surgical options or bladder Botox. Typically a maintenance protocol of one monthly acupuncture session is encouraged for 6 months.
For more information about the PTNS Protocol and pricing (sold as a package), please contact us at 310-621-4553.