A recent study in Australia and New Zealand has demonstrated that acupuncture is beneficial for the treatment of dysmenorrhea.
More than half of all women suffer with painful periods. This trial focused on women between the age of 18 and 45. It found that after receiving three months of acupuncture treatment, more than half of these women had at least fifty percent reduction in their severity of their period pain. Many of the women also reported less need to use painkillers to treat their period pain and an improvement in secondary symptoms, such as headaches and nausea.
In Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been used to relieve dysmenorrhea for centuries. In traditional Chinese medicine, there is such a sentence, “unblocked would be no pain, pain is obstructed “. Dysmenorrhea patients can usually use acupuncture and moxibustion with traditional Chinese medicine to relieve dysmenorrhea. And when in ovulation, acupuncture treatment for several times can alleviate the physical discomfort.
Si Chen is Quay Health’s Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner specialising in women’s reproductive health and fertility.
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