Diet Restriction to Reduce Bedwetting

Cochrane reviewed two trials on dietary restriction to decrease bedwetting. A low antigen diet restricts diary, gluten, eggs, and most meats.  A small trial showed an improvement with dietary restriction but a relapse occurred in 6/9 children given test foods compared with 0/9 given placebo  foods. The second trial of dietary restriction only had one … Read moreDiet Restriction to Reduce Bedwetting

2010 Cochrane Review of Alternative Therapies

Cochrane Database is an amazing way to have an unbiased review of the literature without reading every single article. Several researchers complete a systematic review of all the research to answer a question and determine an answer.  The question in review for this article is “does alternative therapy treat bedwetting?” In 2011, they complied all … Read more2010 Cochrane Review of Alternative Therapies

Chiropractic Care and Bedwetting

I was thrilled to find a review by Cochrane on Chiropractic Therapy for bedwetting.  I frequently see patients that have had 4-8 sessions without improvement and now they are ready to seek a western medical approach. Chiropractors focus on irregularities of spinal structure and then they manipulate those structures to realign them.  Cochrane reviewed three … Read moreChiropractic Care and Bedwetting

Acupuncture to treat bedwetting

Four Acupuncture Studies were reviewed by Cochrane.  One trial appeared superior to sham acupuncture. Sham acupuncture is following the process without placing the needles in the correct location. Twenty-six children out of 56 were still wet after acupuncture versus 38 out of 55 still wet after sham acupuncture.  Unfortunately, the quality of the study was … Read moreAcupuncture to treat bedwetting

Psychotherapy or Counseling to treat bedwetting

Psychotherapy or counseling showed positive effects in reducing bedwetting but specific interventions were not well described. Cochrane reviewed six trials with psychotherapy or counseling as the intervention group. During treatment, psychological or supportive interventions resulted in less wet nights than desmopressin or rewards, such as a star chart. Psychological support was less effective than imipramine. … Read morePsychotherapy or Counseling to treat bedwetting

Hypnosis to treat Bedwetting

Cochrane reviewed 3 trials in regards to hypnosis. This includes guiding the child through the anatomy of the body and the brain-bladder connection, visualization, relaxation, and also, self-hypnosis.  One trial compared hypnosis versus Imipramine  After stopping Imipramine, 19 of the 25 children started wetting again and of the hypnotic group, only 8 out of the … Read moreHypnosis to treat Bedwetting

Medicinal Herbs to Treat Bedwetting

Cochran reviewed five trials about Medicinal Herbs. Medicinal Herbs are to correct the imbalance of the Yin-Yang. One small trial compared Chinese medicinal herbs to demopressin, herbs showed improvement but the group was too small to see a significant difference.  Three trials compared medicinal herbs to imipramine and showed improvement and a decreased failure rate … Read moreMedicinal Herbs to Treat Bedwetting