Urinary Incontinence is the inability to control the bladder and prevent dribbling of urine, or bed-wetting is something that can affect people at both ends of life in particular. Children may get into problems with involuntary bed-wetting through something simple such as a chill or shock or from a deeper upsetting worry or just because they sleep too deeply.
Home remedies for Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Incontinence Treatment using Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
Alongside any self-help measures such as pelvic floor exerciser, an excellent essential oil to use in Urinary Incontinence is Cypress which is astringent, toning up the tissues and encouraging efficient excretion of fluid. Use it in the bath, about 6 drops or make a compress with 2 drops in a small bowl of warm water and wring out a small towel in die liquid, placing it over the low abdomen. For daily use it may be easier to use diluted oil, 2 per cent dilution, and massage a little into the lower abdomen each day. Oil that may help in this way is Pine, but use 1 per cent of this only. In either case do not use daily for more than 10 days at a time.
Herbalism - Herbal Remedies for Urinary Incontinence
Probably the foremost herb for urinary incontinence treatment is Horsetail (Equisetum arvense), which is quite a strong diuretic, but more significantly contains appreciable amounts of silica. This has an astringent and toning effect on the bladder tissues, encouraging it to empty efficiently and regain some of the lost muscle tone. Horsetail is perhaps best taken as the fresh juice, available in some countries, take 10 ml (2 tsp) twice a day, otherwise a decoction may be taken. If emotional upset is a part of the problem, then also taking St John's Wort may help a good deal.
Homeopathy Natural Cure and Remedy for Urinary Incontinence
Several possibilities exist within homeopathy for treating urinary incontinence, some suggestions with a brief snapshot of the symptoms picture for each home remedy are given below.
Argent Nit: with incontinence at night in particular. This remedy is useful for older people who may easily get anxious and hence become incontinent, the urine may burn a little when passed.
PULSATIILA: this remedy is often appropriate for shy, sensitive people who are prone to crying. It is helpful if they experience bed-wetting at night, whether children or older people; there may be an easy tendency to dribble in the daytime too, with difficulty in retaining urine.
Urinary Incontinence Home Remedy in Naturopathy
One of the first things to look in Urinary Incontinence is the muscle tone within the pelvic basin generally. Exercises such as alternately tightening and relaxing the buttocks can help to regain control of the bladder and urethra. Another exercise that may be useful is to try and stop in midstream while actually urinating and hold for a couple of seconds before restarting to pass water. If done regularly, this can be a great aid in tightening and strengthening the muscles of the bladder.
Another approach to treatment of Urinary Incontinence is to employ hot and cold water applications to the lower abdomen and back. This can be via alternating hot/cold compresses, around 3-4 minutes hot and 1 minute cold, repeated once or twice.
A simpler method is to have a fairly warm bath followed by a short splash of cool water around the waist and bladder, or else when finishing a shower turn the temperature down to cool and use on this area for a minute. These methods will help to stimulate pelvic circulation, which in turn will encourage better muscular control and thus helps in treating Urinary Incontinence.