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Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2010 Nov;111(2):105-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2010.04.030. Epub 2010 Jun 12.

A randomized clinical trial of the efficacy of applying a simple acupressure protocol to the Taichong point in relieving dysmenorrhea.

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Department of Midwifery, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To examine whether applying a simple acupressure protocol to the Taichong point is effective in relieving dysmenorrhea.

METHODS:

In this single-blind trial 194 students with dysmenorrhea were randomized to receive acupressure 5 days before menstruation for 3 months on either the Taichong or a placebo point. The severity of dysmenorrhea was assessed in the first and last of the 4 study cycles using the Andersch and Milsom scale. The χ(2) test, t test, Mann-Whitney U test, and Wilcoxon signed rank test were used for data analysis.

RESULTS:

The difference in dysmenorrhea severity between the 2 groups was not significant in the first cycle but it was significant in the fourth cycle (U = 2377.00, P<0.001), and the decrease in dysmenorrhea severity was also significant in the study group (P<0.05).

CONCLUSION:

Applying a simple pressure protocol to the Taichong acupoint was an effective and inexpensive way of decreasing the severity of dysmenorrhea.

PMID:
20547392
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijgo.2010.04.030
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