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Got Cramps? Try Acupuncture

Menstrual cramps are no fun, but for some women, the pain can be so unbearable that it prevents them from going to work, or even getting out of bed. Instead of popping pain meds, new research from Germany shows that acupuncture treatments may be beneficial in helping to ease menstrual pain.

The study tested 201 women with dysmenorrhea, a condition that causes achy and throbbing cramps. The women were randomly assigned acupuncture treatments or no treatment. After three months, 63 percent of the women who received treatment (about 10 sessions) had at least a 33 percent improvement in their pain. This sounds like a pretty good treatment option, as long as you aren't freaked out by needles.


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bisou002 bisou002 9 years
the only thing that really stinks about acupuncture is that, depending on what you're getting it for, sometimes insurance doesn't cover it and it can definitely add up. if you're looking to get it for something like back pain, many insurance providers will cover part or all of it, but if you're getting it to treat depression or trouble sleeping (like i did), you're on your own. stinks, eh?
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I've always wanted to try this...
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 9 years
I pulled my shoulder muscle two weeks ago and I went and got acupuncture yesterday. I have no idea what he was doing but at one point it hurt alot. I think he was electrocuting me or something. I don't know if it made a difference or not though.
Beaner Beaner 9 years
I wanted to try this for my asthma.
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
I'm too scared to try this...
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 9 years
i tried before and it is great!! just great for body wellness in general not just aches. make sure u go to a established doctor.
bisou002 bisou002 9 years
acupuncture is indeed really helpful, for a TON of different problems. i highly recommend trying it!
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