World Journal of Urology

, Volume 20, Issue 5, pp 315–318 | Cite as

The role of acupuncture in the treatment of urologic conditions

  • Emmey Ripoll
  • Tom Bunn
Topic Paper


Although acupuncture is a primary treatment for urologic disorders in China, this is not always the case throughout the world. The purpose of this paper is to expose the benefits of acupuncture as both a primary and complementary treatment. Specific treatments for multiple urologic conditions are presented in this paper as a guideline. It is important to realize that there are additional useful treatments that belong to other acupuncture types and traditions. In our experience, acupuncture has been a useful treatment modality for urologic conditions. Patients have responded positively, having choices in their treatment with a modality that is associated with minimal side effects and knowing that traditional urologic treatments are available if needed.

Acupuncture Urology Cystitis Stones Incontinence Impotence Enuresis 


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© Springer-Verlag 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Emmey Ripoll
    • 1
  • Tom Bunn
    • 2
  1. 1.Fergus Falls Medical Group, 615 So Mill St., Fergus Falls, MN 56537, USA
  2. 2.Acupuncture Clinic, 210 W Cavour Ave., Fergus Falls, MN 56537, USA

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