For many women period pains are the bane of their existence. At least one day per month, they find themselves laid up, coping with pain that ranges anywhere from mildly inconvenient to borderline unbearable. They have accepted this unfortunate pattern as unavoidable, their penance for opting against birth-control pills. It doesn’t have to be this way. Women really can have their cake and eat it too: Acupuncture gets rid of menstrual cramps once and for all, no Pill required.
Acupuncture and the management of dysmenorrhea pain/painful periods:
In a controlled test over a year, a group of women were split into 4 groups. Only group 1 were given acupuncture for dysmenorrhea pain. 90.9% of group 1 showed a reduction in pain. Conclusion: Acupuncture can help to reduce pain in primary dysmennorrhea.