Alternative Therapies for Overactive Bladder
No one treatment cures overactive bladder (OAB). You may need to use a combination of therapies. Using alternative therapies in addition to, or instead of, conventional treatments may help to reduce the irritability of bladder tissues, decrease urgency and lessen episodes of incontinence as well as toning the musculature of your pelvis and reducing stress related to OAB.
Let’s take a look at the most effective alternative and complementary therapies for OAB.
1. Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine can provide soothing relief if you suffer from OAB. I think herbal teas are the most effective ways to administer herbs for the treatment of OAB, but glycerites and herb capsules are also useful. Cornsilk, valerian, burdock, black haw, nettle, horsetail, pumpkin seed, cleavers and marshmallows relieve discomfort, tone the bladder and decrease urinary frequency.
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