AcuTrials

Acupuncture for Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Item

Title

Acupuncture for Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Journal Publication

Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

Date

2011

volume

9(5)

pages

295-297

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Menstruation Disturbances
Acu Versus > 1 Control
TCM Acupuncture Style
Fixed Acupuncture Protocol
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only
Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical

Abstract

Objective: To observe the clinical therapeutic effects of acupuncture treatment for primary dysmenorrhea. Methods: 122 cases of primary dysmenorrhea were randomly divided into three groups. Fifty-two cases in the acupuncture group were treated with acupuncture. Forty cases in the medication group were treated with oral administration of Ibuprofen. Thirty cases in the placebo group were treated with oral administration of vitamin B1. The therapeutic effects were observed after treatments for three menstrual cycles. Results: The total effective rate was 96.2% in the acupuncture group, 80.0% in the medication group and 13.3% in the placebo group. By statistical management, the differences among the acupuncture group, the medication group, and placebo group were statistically significant (P<0.05).Conclusion: Both acupuncture and western medication are effective for primary dysmenorrhea and acupuncture treatment is better than Ibuprofen.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

N/A

has health condition studied

Menstruation Disturbances

has study population number

122

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