Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the involuntary excretion of urine from one's body. Incontinence can be caused by actions such as coughing, laughing, sneezing, exercising or other movements that increase intrabdominal pressure and thus increase pressure on the bladder. Physical changes resulting from pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause often also often cause incontinence.

Kegel exercises, named after Dr. Arnold Kegel, to strengthen or retrain pelvic floor muscles and sphincter muscles can reduce or cure incontinence. The exercises consist of the regular clenching and unclenching of pubococcygeus muscles. The aim of Kegel exercises is to restore muscle tone and strength to the pubococcygeus muscles in order to prevent or reduce pelvic floor problems and to increase sexual gratification. Kegel exercises may be beneficial in treating urinary incontinence in both men and women.

Acupressure treatment during the day often provide a good relieve from this condition. Sit comfortably or lie down, close your eyes and breath deeply when massaging the active points.

Step 1. CV2

Step 2. SP6 - less painful side

Step 3. SP6 - other side

Step 4. TW15 - less painful side

Step 5. TW15 - other side

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