“I no longer suffer excruciating pain and am now able to function normally for 4 weeks of the month, instead of just 3!!” (A.G)
While some women are lucky enough to experience no pain with their menstrual cycle, others suffer such debilitating symptoms that life comes to a halt for a few days each month, seriously interfering with their quality of life.
The conventional treatment for dysmenorrhoea is generally non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which can take the edge of the pain, but do little to correct the underlying cause and in some women are simply ineffective.
According to Chinese Medicine, pain occurs when qi (energy) becomes blocked and leads to pain. Acupuncture for painful periods, combined with herbal medicine if necessary, can be extremely effective and within a few months the pain is usually reduced and painkillers are no longer required.