Acupuncture could help relieve menstrual pain

February 26, 2008 2:22:53 PM PST
Many women have been saying this for years, but now a new study confirms, acupuncture can help relieve menstrual pain and improve the quality of life for some women.

Researchers writing in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology say their study showed that acupuncture was beneficial for women if offered as part of the health insurance system.

Among women given acupuncture, more than 63 percent reported at least a 33 percent improvement in their symptoms.

Researchers conclude, based on their findings, that acupuncture should be considered as a viable option in the management of these patients.