Bedwetting or Enuresis refers to a repeated inability to control urination.
Classification: 1. Primary enuresis refers to children who have never been successfully trained to control urination. This represents a fixation.
2. Secondary enuresis refers to children who have been successfully trained but revert to wetting in a response to some sort of stressful situation. This represents a regression.
Nocturnal enuresis, commonly called bedwetting, is involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which bladder control usually occurs. Nocturnal enuresis is considered primary (PNE) when a child has not yet had a prolonged period of being dry. Secondary nocturnal enuresis (SNE) is when a child or adult begins wetting again after having stayed dry.
Diurnal enuresis is daytime wetting, whereas nocturnal enuresis is night time bed wetting.
Both these conditions can occur at the same time, however, many children with nighttime wetting will not have wetting during the day. Children with daytime wetting may have frequent urination, have urgent urination or dribble after urinating.
Yoga Treatment for Bed Wetting
- Massage with warm sesame oil on the lower stomach before meals/breakfast.
- Pavana muktasanam : 5 times
- Acupressure points just below wrist on the sides of forearm.
- Kapalabhati praanaayaam
Ayurevedic Recipes for controlling Bed Wetting (especially for adults suffering from frequent and uncontrolled urination)
- Drink one cup warm water with one spoon honey
- Add half spoon black mustards powder to the first morsel of food.
- Mix half spoon Ajwain Seeds (Bishop’s weed) powder in half cup water and boil the same to reduce to 1/4th glass. Filter the water and add a little salt and drink.
- For children and old people having kapha prakruti, do not allow them to drink more water.