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Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea)
Many women experience menstrual pain, especially when they are in
the their teens. In most cases, menstrual pain are Primary dysmenorrhea
and it does not indicate a serious problem. Usually, pain gets better
as a woman gets older, or after she has a child.
Secondary dysmenorrhea is caused by underlying conditions, such as
endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease or uterine fibroids.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) -- help relieve pain. Long-term use may increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
Contraceptives (birth control pills ) -- can help relieve pain and also may be prescribed for disorders such as endometriosis.
Antibiotics-- for menstrual pain results from pelvic inflammatory disease.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal Medicine treatment
Cold invasion and Qi stagnation are the most common patterns can cause
painful menstrual. Practitioner will figure out the specific one for
individual patient according to her eat signs and symptoms. Insertion
of acupuncture needles can unblock the channels, enhanced blood flow to
the affected area to stop pain. Herbal medicine can also be used
together to warm and unblock the channel to smooth the energy flow.
Key points from recent publications:
- A review article try to determine the efficacy and safety
of acupuncture in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea when compared
with a placebo, no treatment, or conventional medical treatment.
- In a single-blind trial, 194 students with
dysmenorrhea were randomized to receive acupressure 5 days before
menstruation for 3 months on either the an acupuncture point or a
placebo point. The result show that applying a simple pressure
protocol to the acu-point was an effective and inexpensive way of
decreasing the severity of dysmenorrhea.
- Acupuncture could relieve period pain: A recent study (2010) published in the British Journal of Obstetrics has found that acupuncture may be effective at reducing the pain experienced by women who are going through their period. Researchers evaluated 27 studies that included over 3,000 participating women.