Dysmennorrrhea (painful periods)

Dysmenorrhoea is painful uterine cramps prior to or during menstruation. Causes can include endometriosis or ovarian cysts.

Estimates suggest that around 25-50% of adult women and approximately 75% of adolescents experience menstrual pain; 5-20% reporting pain severe enough that it prevents them from carrying on with normal activities.

How acupuncture can help:

Regulating hormones and their receptors

Reducing uterine contractions

Increasing relaxation and reducing tension. Acupuncture can alter the brain's chemistry, reducing serotonin levels and increasing endorphin levels to help to counteract negative states

Stimulating the release of chemicals such as endorphins and altering the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord

Reducing inflammation.

For more information about how acupuncture works for dysmenorrhoea in controlled trials please visit
www.evidencebasedacupuncture.org or view the dysmenorrhoea fact sheet at www.acupuncture.org.uk.


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