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Denver Acupuncture Interstitial Cystitis Treatment – How It Works
Interstitial cystitis responds very well to acupuncture. This condition involves what we call damp heat in the bladder and urethra, causing a burning sensation with urination. Other symptoms include low abdomen pain, urinary urgency, frequency and feeling that urination is incomplete. Interstitial cystitis (also known as IC) is a chronic condition that can be debilitating. The good news is that acupuncture resolves most symptoms associated with interstitial cystitis.
The strategy for treating interstitial cystitis with acupuncture is to clear damp heat from the bladder. This is a Chinese medicine concept. Imagine that excess dampness and heat have accumulated in the bladder due to an imbalance in the body. This damp heat has caused the bladder to malfunction, triggering the symptoms of IC. Acupuncture does two things to resolve this condition. First, it clears the damp heat from the bladder. Specific acupuncture points on the body handle this issue.
Secondly, since we are seeking long term relief from symptoms, we also need to address the root cause of the problem. The root issue is that the body is generating dampness and heat in the first place and lodging it in the bladder. To resolve this we need to correct the underlying internal imbalances. Acupuncture does this as well. When the organs are properly balanced, damp heat will not be generated. This is what brings long lasting results.
Denver Acupuncture Interstitial Cystitis Treatment – What To Expect
When you come for acupuncture to treat interstitial cystitis, our first goal is to relieve your symptoms. Our second goal is to correct the internal imbalances responsible for the symptoms. Next, many of our patients with IC are taking medications when they first come to us. These medications are not providing the relief they want. In addition, they often have unpleasant or dangerous side effects. So another goal of your acupuncture treatment is to help you ween off of your Western medications.
Once your symptoms have been reduced and you are no longer on medications, we will have you come in for maintenance treatments, about once a month. This is to make sure your body remains in balance, so you do not start generating too much damp heat again.
If you suffer from interstitial cystitis, don’t wait another day. Book an appointment online. Just click on the BOOK NOW button at the top of this page. If you prefer, call us and we will be happy to schedule an appointment for you. We look forward to helping you with the Denver Acupuncture interstitial cystitis treatment.