The Raleigh Acupuncture interstitial cystitis treatment delivers powerful results reducing the painful and debilitating symptoms of IC. Watch our video and read how we treat IC.
Raleigh Acupuncture Interstitial Cystitis Treatment
Watch this video to learn about our IC treatment.
What Is Interstitial Cystitis?
Interstitial cystitis involves what we call “damp heat in the bladder and urethra”. Symptoms include a burning sensation with urination, low abdomen pain, urinary urgency, frequency and feeling that urination is incomplete. Interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition that can be very painful. The good news is that acupuncture resolves most of it’s symptoms.
How Acupuncture Treats IC
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.
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.
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What our Clients are Saying
I highly recommend Raleigh Acupuncture. I was getting urinary tract infections every three months since my son was born and it was driving me crazy. After six treatments I was cured and no longer got them. I was treated so well and am very happy.
Went to Raleigh Acupuncture for frequent UTIs. They took care of the problem and I don’t get them anymore. Thank you!
I have suffered from IC for over 10 years, with terrible cramping and burning urination, having to go to the bathroom every 5 minutes. I tried acupuncture out of desperation because I wasn’t getting relief anywhere else. It worked incredibly and took away most of my IC symptoms. Why didn’t I know about this sooner. Raleigh Acupuncture is a really good practice. They have kept me healthy for over three years now. I highly recommend them for treating IC.