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Effect of acupuncture therapy on plasma antidiuretic hormone, melatonin and total antioxidant capacity levels in patients with nocturia

Geçioglu E. | Severcan Ç. | Mit S.S. | Çevik C. | Sivri A.B.C.

Article | 2018 | Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research43 ( 02.Mar ) , pp.89 - 101

Nocturia is a common symptom which causes sleeping disorders in the elderly. A number of studies have demonstrated that acupuncture may modulate a wide range of neuro endocrinological factors following stimulation of acupoints. We aim to examine the effect of acupuncture treatment and plasma levels of ADH, melatonin hormone and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) on nocturia patients. 28 healthy women subjects (Group I) and 27 women nocturia patients (Group II) have been joined to our study. Following a total of 10 acupuncture sessions has been applied with two sessions per week, we took blood samples from the nocturia patients (Group . . .III). Plasma antidiuretic hormone, melatonin and TAC levels were studied by Elisa method. As a result, all of the patients responded to acupuncture treatment positively. In our study, patients with nocturnal polyuria (Group II) showed significantly low plasma antidiuretic hormone and melatonin levels in comparison to the Group I( Daha fazlası Daha az

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