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(2018) Acupuncture for Primary Dysmenorrhea: An Overview of Systematic Reviews
'Conclusion: There is an increasing number of SRs of acupuncture for PD, and some of them showed potential advantages to acupuncture for PD in pain or related symptoms alleviation. However, many systematic reviews still have methodological flaws which limit their results’ confdence. As a result, there are insufcient qualifed evidences to determine the efectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of PD.'
Furong Zhang ,Mingsheng Sun, et al. (2018) Acupuncture for Primary Dysmenorrhea: An Overview of Systematic Reviews. Hindawi Evidence-
(2018) The efficacy and safety of acupuncture in women with primary dysmenorrhea: A systematic review and meta-
'Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that acupuncture might reduce menstrual pain and associated symptoms more effectively compared to no treatment or NSAIDs, and the efficacy could be maintained during a short-
and safe treatment for females with primary dysmenorrhea.'
(2018) Effectiveness of dry needling (DN) of rectus abdominis trigger points (TrP) for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea: a randomised parallel-
'Conclusions: This trial suggests that a single session of TrP-
(2018) Clinical Effectiveness of Acupuncture at Liv3 as Complementary Therapy for Relieving Pain at Dysmenorrhea
'Conclusion: In this case study, acupuncture therapy in Liv3 effectively helps to relieve pain at dysmenorrhea.'
Abdurachman L. A., Pradana K.F., et al. (2018) Clinical Effectiveness of Acupuncture at Liv3 as Complementary Therapy for Relieving Pain at Dysmenorrhea. World Journal of Acupuncture – Moxibustion. 7 August 2018 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wjam.2018.07.003
(2017) Electroacupuncture (EA) is Beneficial for Primary Dysmenorrhea (PD): The Evidence from Meta-
'The combined Visual Analogue Score 30 minutes after the completion of intervention favoured EA at SP6 when compared with EA at GB39, nonacupoints, and waiting-
(2017) Analysis of Meridians and Acupoints Rules in Acupuncture Treatment of Dysmenorrhea Based on Data Mining
'RESULTS: One hundred and fourteen acupuncture prescriptions were included. The highest frequency of acupoint, meridian and location was San-
CONCLUSIONS: The combination of SP 6, LR 3, CV 4 can be applied ..........., and Zusanli(ST 36), Ciliao(BL 32), Zhongji(CV 3) can be matched based on syndrome differentiation.'
(2017) Acupuncture for Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Meta-
'Conclusions • The available evidence suggests that acupuncture may be effective for PD and justifies future high-
(2017) Effects of acupoint-
(2) The effect of intervention was positive in relieving the severity of PD symptoms
(3) No statistical difference existed between two groups in terms of a reduction in the VAS
(4) The effect of intervention on the variation in peripheral blood PGF2α between two groups was positive
(5) The side effects of control groups was more than the acupoint-
Conclusions. According to this article, acupoint-
Yang Xu, Wenli Zhao et al., (2017) Effects of acupoint-
(2017) The role of treatment timing and mode of stimulation in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea with acupuncture: An exploratory randomised controlled trial
'Conclusion. Acupuncture treatment reduced menstrual pain intensity and duration after three months of treatment and this was sustained for up to one year after trial entry.'
Armour M., Dahlen H.G., et al. (2017) The role of treatment timing and mode of stimulation in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea with acupuncture: An exploratory randomised controlled trial PLoS ONE 12(7): e0180177. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180177
(2017) Influence of de qi on the immediate analgesic effect of SP6 acupuncture in patients with primary dysmenorrhoea and cold and dampness stagnation: a multicentre randomised controlled trial
'Conclusions Treatments significantly reduced visual analogue scale for pain (VAS-
Zhao M, Zhang P, Li J, et al (2017) Influence of de qi on the immediate analgesic effect of SP6 acupuncture in patients with primary dysmenorrhoea and cold and dampness stagnation: a multicentre randomised controlled trial Acupuncture in Medicine Published Online First: 11 July 2017. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-
(2011) Comment from Adrian White. Acupuncture for primary dysmenorrhoea. Cochrane Database Syst Rev
A review of 10 Random Controlled Trials.
Six trials reported on acupuncture (n = 673). Overall, there was an improvement in pain relief compared with placebo control, non steroidal anti-
In two trials acupunctures reduced menstrual symptoms (eg nausea, back pain) compared with medication;
in one trail acupuncture reduced menstrual symptoms compared with Chinese herbs;
and in one trial acupuncture improved quality of life compared with usual care.
The risk of bias was low in 50% of trials
Comment. The evidence here shows that acupuncture has large effects on these symptoms. This would make a good topic for further trials.'
(2008) Acupuncture in patients with dysmenorrhea: a randomized study on clinical effectiveness and cost-
"There is preliminary evidence that acupuncture is effective in reducing the severity of dysmenorrhoea when compared to an untreated control group".
Witt CM, Reinhold T, Brinkhaus B, Roll S, Jena S, Willich SN. Acupuncture in patients with dysmenorrhea: a randomized study on clinical effectiveness and cost-
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