Chinese medicine superior to drugs easing menstrual cramps

Chinese herbal medicine provides significant pain relief for women with menstrual cramps, researchers from University of Western Sydney show.

Women with period pains are often offered either non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or oral contraceptives. Both of the options have drawbacks including the short and long term side-effects. Many women find these treatments don’t work or that they would prefer a natural alternative.

A review of 39 controlled trials in 3,475 women found that Chinese herbal medicine was superior to pharmaceutical drugs providing significant pain relief. It relieved overall symptoms even better than acupuncture.

There was no indication that Chinese herbal medicine caused any adverse events, making it the first choice for relieving menstrual cramps. (image by)

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  1. Los Angeles Acupuncture says:

    Note the wide range of other common female conditions that improve with acupuncture:
    Endometriosis/Painful Menstruation
    Delayed Menstruation
    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    Mood Swings
    Anxiety &/or Panic Attacks
    Insomnia Headaches
    TMJ Pain
    Neck & Shoulder Tension
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Thyroid Dysfunction

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