Suffering from a bad bout of PMS? Time to put down the ibuprofen and visit your local acupuncture clinic. New research shows that acupuncture is more effective than medications for managing severe menstrual pain, or primary dysmenorrhea.
While most women experience menstrual pain at some point in their lives, for some, the pain can be debilitating enough to interfere with work, school, and daily activities. Medical treatment for dysmenorrhea consists of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen which do not always work to effectively reduce severe symptoms.