Article Abstract

A new addition to evidence lists for clinical efficacies of acupuncture treatment: a comment on the currently published paper in JAMA, “Effect of Electroacupuncture on Urinary Leakage Among Women With Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Randomized Clinical Trial”

Authors: Tae-Hun Kim, Jung Won Kang


Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a prevalent condition which affects considerable impact on quality of life in old women (1). If lifestyle interventions including pelvic floor muscle training, body-weight reduction, drink-intake controlling, scheduled-voiding and constipation management are not effective, surgical treatments such as incontinence pessaries, Burch colposuspension, autologous fascial slings, midurethral slings and vaginal mash are recommended for this population, but the evidence on the effectiveness and safety of these interventions is not currently inconclusive (2).