Medical News Today: Acupuncture is effective for relieving period pain

Medical News Today: Acupuncture is effective for relieving period pain

Period pain, or dysmenorrhea, is a condition affecting up to 95 percent of menstruating women, according to a report published in the journal Human Reproduction Update. Dysmenorrhea is classified into two types: primary, wherein no known health conditions can account for the painful cramps, and secondary, during which the pain occurs as a result of a diagnosed disorder, such as endometriosis or uterine fibroids. A new study led by Australian researchers tests the effectiveness of acupuncture treatments in relieving period pain. The study was conducted by Dr. Mike Armour, of the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) at Western Sydney...

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