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Fertil Steril. 2006 Sep;86(3):762-4. Epub 2006 Jun 19.

Randomized controlled trial assessing a traditional Chinese medicine remedy in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea.

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Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.


A proof-of-concept study to assess the safety and efficacy of a traditional Chinese medicine formula as treatment for primary dysmenorrhea showed no statistically significant benefit over placebo. However, some efficacy parameters suggested possible superiority of the active treatment and so a larger study needs to be performed to determine whether this remedy has a role in the treatment of dysmenorrhea.

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