Acupuncture Decreases Dysmenorrhea
Apr 05, 2011 06:34PM
● By Drew Peterson
Dysmenorrhea is a menstrual condition characterized by severe and frequent menstrual cramps and pain associated with menstruation. Studies suggest that acupuncture treatment of dysmenorrhea that is resistant to conventional medical treatment can reduce pain.
According to one study, fifteen patients, ages 14-35, that suffered from moderate to severe dysmenorrheal for at least one year were treated with eight weekly acupuncture sessions for two months. Patients were measured using the Visual Analogue Scale at the middle and end of treatment. At the end of two months a substantial reduction of pain and anti-inflammatory drug consumption was observed in 13 of 15 patients. Seven patients ceased the use of the pain killer and were still asymptomatic (without symptoms) six months after treatment.
Drew Peterson of East West Medicine is located at 616 21st Street in Vero Beach. For more information call 772-465-9355.