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Acupuncture is effective for relieving period pain

Posted on August 25, 2019 at 4:55 AM

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.