Acupuncture can relieve urinary retention

Acupuncture is safe and effective in the treatment of urinary retention (UR), concludes a systematic review carried out in China. Meta-analysis of 12 studies with 979 participants showed that acupuncture has advantages over conventional treatment in improving UR. Acupuncture was observed to promote spontaneous urination and reduce anxiety in patients with poor urination compared with control interventions. Significant differences in residual urine volume were also observed between acupuncture and controls.

Effectiveness of Acupuncture on Urinary Retention: A Meta-Analysis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2021 Sep 29;2021:2500282.