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Are there complementary and alternative therapies for bladder spasms?

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Yes. You might try:

Acupuncture. Research suggests that bladder-specific acupuncture may significantly reduce bladder muscle contractions and the urge to use the bathroom.

Biofeedback. This method teaches you now to use your mind to control normally automated body functions. Bladder training is a type of biofeedback. Some doctors believe biofeedback, behavioral changes, and medication can help treat urge incontinence.

From: Bladder Spasms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse web site: "Nerve Disease and Bladder Control."

FamilyDoctor.org web site: "Interstitial Cystitis."

American Family Physician web site: "Interstitial Cystitis: Urgency and Frequency Syndrome."

The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse web site: "Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome."

AARP web site: "Overactive Bladder: How to Take Back Control."

Wein: Campbell-Walsh Urology,  ; chapter 119. 10th. ed.

Botulinum toxin-A intradetrusor injections in children with neurogenic detrusor overactivity/neurogenic overactive bladder: a systematic literature review, Game X.  , June 1, 2009. J Pediatr Urol

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Institutes of Medicine.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on July 3, 2018

SOURCES:

The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse web site: "Nerve Disease and Bladder Control."

FamilyDoctor.org web site: "Interstitial Cystitis."

American Family Physician web site: "Interstitial Cystitis: Urgency and Frequency Syndrome."

The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse web site: "Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome."

AARP web site: "Overactive Bladder: How to Take Back Control."

Wein: Campbell-Walsh Urology,  ; chapter 119. 10th. ed.

Botulinum toxin-A intradetrusor injections in children with neurogenic detrusor overactivity/neurogenic overactive bladder: a systematic literature review, Game X.  , June 1, 2009. J Pediatr Urol

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Institutes of Medicine.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on July 3, 2018

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