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 of the data reviewing complementary or natural treatment for bedwetting.  This include hypnosis, psychotherapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care, diet restriction, faradization, and herbal medicine.  This is a 68 page document that includes randomized and quasi-randomized trials to treat bedwetting from several search engines through 2010. These therapies were compared to untreated, sham treated, reward systems, medications, and alarm therapy. Of the trials reviewed 6 did not measure baseline wetting and 4 did not exclude children with daytime wetting. Overall quality of these studies were poor.For ease of searching I will discuss each treatment line separately. Huang, T., Shu, X., Huang, Y. S., & Cheuk, D. K. (2011). Complementary and miscellaneous interventions for nocturnal enuresis in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. doi:10.1002/14651858.cd005230.pub

Leave a Comment