Patients included in the acupuncture study had been experiencing severe pain for 1 year or longer and had not responded well to the traditional NSAID medication. The participants were given 8 weekly acupuncture treatments over a 2 month period where needles were inserted to applicable points for 30 minutes.
Out of the 15 participants, 13 experienced a substantial reduction in pain and of NSAID consumption following the treatments. A higher reduction in pain was felt in those who were in the primary stages of dysmenorrhea and 7 of the 15 reported stopping NSAID use completely and remained asymptomatic when questioned 6 months after treatments ended.
The study demonstrated that acupuncture has a significant effect on dysmenorrhea related pain and has the additional positives of being side effect free, non-invasive and safe.
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