[The effect of acupuncture in dysmenorrhea]

Akush Ginekol (Sofiia). 1996;35(3):24-5.
[Article in Bulgarian]


The author assumed the task study the effect of treatment dysmenorrhoea by acupuncture. Object of the study were 48 women in reproductive age divided in 2 groups: 1st group--24 women with primary dysmenorrhoea, 2nd group--24 women with secondary dysmenorrhoea. Acupuncture treatment included acupuncture points: LI4, SP6, 10, S30, 36 CV2, 3, CX5, 6, B20, 23 applied via torment method for 30 min. RESULTS. In the 1st group effect was very well after one course of 2-4 acupuncture procedures before menstruation. In the 2nd group effect was satisfactory in 50% of the cases after two courses acupuncture treatment. In conclusion effect of acupuncture treatment on dysmenorrhoea depend on its kind--primary dysmenorrhoea is influenced very well, while secondary dysmenorrhoea is influenced satisfactory.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Acupuncture Points
  • Acupuncture Therapy*
  • Adult
  • Chronic Disease
  • Dysmenorrhea / etiology
  • Dysmenorrhea / therapy*
  • Endometriosis / complications
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Parametritis / complications
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease / complications