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Dysmenorrhea (period pain)

Research into the effectiveness of acupuncture for dysmenorrhea

1. The World Health Organization, 1996, ACUPUNCTURE: REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF REPORTS ON CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIALS pp.16,23.

http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/pdf/s4926e/s4926e.pdf

2.   Kiran G, Gumusalan Y, Ekerbicer HC, Kiran H, Coskun A, Arikan DC. (2013) A randomized pilot study of acupuncture treatment for primary dysmenorrhea. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. Jul;169(2):292-5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23522721

3.   Witt CM, Reinhold T, Brinkhaus B, Roll S, Jena S, Willich SN. (2012) Acupuncture in patients with dysmenorrhea: a randomized study on clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in usual care. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Feb;198(2):166.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18226614

4.   Smith CA, Zhu X, He L, Song J. (2011) Acupuncture for primary dysmenorrhoea. Acupuncture for primary dysmenorrhoea. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Jan 19;(1)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21249697

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