Principal Proposed Natural Treatments
Other Proposed Natural Treatments
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19 Eccles NK. A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled pilot study to investigate the effectiveness of a static magnet to relieve dysmenorrhea. J Altern Complement Med . 2005;11:681-687.
20 Han SH, Hur MH, Buckle J, et al. Effect of aromatherapy on symptoms of dysmenorrhea in college students: a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2006;12:535-541.
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23 Zhu X, Proctor M, Bensoussan A, Wu E, Smith CA. Chinese herbal medicine for primary dysmenorrhoea. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2008;CD005288.
24 Yang H, Liu CZ, Chen X, et al. Systematic review of clinical trials of acupuncture-related therapies for primary dysmenorrhea. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2008;87:1114-1122.
25 Smith C, Zhu X, He L, Song J. Acupuncture for primary dysmenorrhea. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Jan 19;(1):CD007854
26 Lee C, Roh J, Lim C, Hong J, Lee J, Min E. A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of a far infrared-emitting sericite belt in patients with primary dysmenorrhea. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 2011;19(4):187-193.
27 Wu LL, Su CH, Liu CF. Effects of noninvasive electroacupuncture at Hegu (LI4) and Sanyinjiao (SP6) acupoints on dysmenorrhea: a randomized controlled trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2012;18(2):137-142.
28 Kannan P, Claydon LS. Some physiotherapy treatments may relieve menstrual pain in women with primary dysmenorrhea: a systematic review. J Physiother. 2014;60(1):13-21.
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- Review Date: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 00/61/2014 -
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