The role of complementary medicine in control of premenstrual syndrome evidence based (Regular Review Study)

Sepehrirad, Mina and Bahrami, Hamidreza and Noras, Mohammadreza (2016) The role of complementary medicine in control of premenstrual syndrome evidence based (Regular Review Study). The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 19 (24). pp. 11-22.

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Abstract

Introduction: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is one of the most common causes of womenâ��s refering to medical care. Its etiology is unknown and treatment methods are relatively effective to control its symptoms. This study was performed with aim to evaluate the effectiveness of complementary medicine in controlling the symptoms of PMS. Methods: This review study, the articles were searched in Iranian databases: SID, cilivika, and universitiesâ�� journals, and international databases: PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar using the key words of premenstrual syndrome, complementary medicine, Iranian Traditional Medicine, and medicinal plants with no time limitation. 39 articles of 80 papers obtained were evaluated. Results: In different studies, nutrition with nutrients such as vitamin D, minerals including calcium and zinc, fats like omega-3, and medicinal plants including fennel, saffron, celery, anise, evening primrose and psychotherapy methods based on cognitive therapy and using the relaxation techniques, yoga, meditation, massage and sports are used for controlling thr syndromeâ��s symptoms. Conclusion: The effectiveness of some potentials of complementary medicine along with therapeutic potentials of classic medicine in premenstrual syndrome can provide a new pattern for evaluation and treatment of this widespread problem. Review and clinical studies which be designed based on these principles can be effective on the development of integrated medicine approach and women's health promotion.Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 14:08
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 14:08
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1243

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