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Clinical Effect of Acupuncture-Moxibustion on Female Stress Urinary Incontinence and Acupuncture Sensation: A Meta-Analysis

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Objective To evaluate the clinical efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion on female stress urinary incontinence and acupuncture sensation on curative effect. Methods The randomized controlled trials (RCTs) regarding acupuncture-moxibustion on female stress urinary incontinence published before August 2020 were searched in databases of PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Clinical Evidence, Chinese Journal Full-text Database (CNKI), VIP Database, etc. Methods According to the predesigned inclusion and exclusion criteria, two researchers screened literatures, extracted data and evaluated the risk of bias in the included studies. We used RevMan5.2 and RX64 4.0.2 for Meta analysis, and analyzed the clinical efficacy of acupuncture-moxibustion on female SUI, including urine leakage in an hour, the International Urinary Incontinence Questionnaire (ICI-Q-SF) score and cure rate. Results A total of 44 RCTs were included, including 3824 patients. The results of meta-analysis showed that compared with the control group, the acupuncture-moxibustion group obviously reduced urine leakage in an hour [MD=-2.73, 95%CI (-4.35, -1.11), P<0.01], decreased ICI-Q-SF score [MD=-1.68, 95%CI (-2.85, 1.26), P<0.01], improved cure rate [RR=1.28, 95%CI (1.20, 1.37), P<0.01], and the difference was statistically significant. The results of subgroup analysis showed that the acupuncture with acupuncture sensation in pudendum was more effective. Conclusion Acupuncture-moxibustion has obvious therapeutic effect on female stress urinary incontinence, and the treatment with acupuncture sensation in pudendum was more effective.

DOI 10.11648/j.sd.20231106.17
Published in Science Discovery (Volume 11, Issue 6, December 2023)
Page(s) 232-242
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Keywords

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), Acupuncture-Moxibustion Therapy, Electroacupuncture, Randomized Controlled Trials, Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis

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  • Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China

  • Yueyang Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China

  • Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian, Shanghai, China

  • Shaanxi Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Xi 'an, China

  • Shuguang Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China

  • Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China; Xiangshan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China

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