How Acupuncture Reduces Menstrual Pain

How acupuncture, moxibustion, and cupping can reduce menstrual pain.

New research concludes that acupuncture combined with moxibustion and cupping is effective for the treatment of menstrual pain. Researchers evaluated sixty-six (66) patients with dysmenorrhea (i.e. menstrual pain). A differential diagnosis was made for each patient, although the treatment protocol varied only slightly.

*Cupping and moxibustion was used on RN 4 & ST 28 when appropriate.

The study showed that pain was significantly relieved or eliminated in all sixty-six patients with a combination of acupuncture, cupping and moxibustion within two to six treatments.

The primary acupuncture points used in the study were:

 CV 4(Guanyuan)

SP 10 (Xuehai)

KI 3 (Taixi)

SP8 (Diji)

SP6 (Sanyinjiao)

At our office we use a combination of acupuncture, nutritional therapy, & Chinese herbs to resolve menstrual pain and cycle irregularities.