Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA
Since 1988 practicing acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
Xiaoyan Wang
L. Ac., MD (China)
3721 Westerre Pkwy.
Suite C
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 301-1784
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

   Home      Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. This means that you can't always control when you urinate. Urinary incontinence can range from leaking a small amount of urine to having very strong urges to urinate that are difficult to control. Millions of adults in the United States have urinary incontinence. It's most common in people over 50 years old, especially women. But it can affect younger people, especially women who have just given birth.
Urinary incontinence can be caused by the following common causes.
  • For women, thinning and drying of the skin in the vagina or urethra, especially after menopause
  • For men, enlarged prostate gland or prostate surgery
  • Weakened and stretched pelvic muscles after childbirth
  • Certain medicines
  • Build-up of stool in the bowels
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Vascular disease
  • Diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis
According to traditional Chinese medicine, incontinence is caused by a lack of energy in the kidney and spleen and their related meridians. To combat this imbalance, acupuncture and Chinese herbs is used to tone the kidney and spleen and to strengthen bladder functions. Treating the imbalance does not just treat the symptoms or mask the condition, but rather corrects the root of the problem by encouraging self-healing of the body.  Chinese medicine treatment should increase one’s ability hold urination, decrease number of times one urinates at night, decrease urinary urgency, and create a smoother urine flow. If you would like to pursue Chinese medicine treatment or information, please contact us.
Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA