In a randomized controlled trial of 52 women suffering from moderate to severe dysmenorrhea, acupuncture was found to be just as effective as oral contraceptive pills in relieving the intensity of menstrual pain by 33%, reducing the number of days women suffered from menstrual pain, and the amount of pain killers needed to relieve the pain, without any of the hormone related side effects. (Sriprasert et al, 2015)
Dr. Sesame Unlu
has a doctorate in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine. She is inspired by nature and passionate about sharing the ancient wisdom of Chinese Medicine, in a modern and accessible fashion.
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