Painful Periods - Acupuncture Is Effective

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Acupuncture can be more effective in decreasing menstrual pain than some medications. Next time you are experiencing dysmenorrhea (period pain), you may want to reach for your local acupuncturist instead of medication!

I have always loved acupuncture and the amazing things it can do. I often see patients who are surprised that during a course of treatment for their fertility, the period pain decreases or goes away. Acupuncture is able to regulate blood flow within the uterus which helps decrease the pain associated with menstruation.

Here is a LINK to a study that showed acupuncture was associated with better pain relief than a prescription medication.