Effects of acupuncture and Mefenamic acid on primary dysmenorrhea

Bahrami-Taghanaki, Hamidreza and Javanmard Khoshdel, Manizheh and Noras, Mohammadreza and Azizi, Hoda and Azizi, Hamideh and Hafizi Lotfabadi, Leily (2017) Effects of acupuncture and Mefenamic acid on primary dysmenorrhea. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 19 (38). pp. 33-41.

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Introduction: Primary dysmenorrhea is one of the most common complaints of who referred to the gynecologist. It seems that the effect of acupuncture on dysmenorrhea and also attention to complementary medicine approaches is an effective method to reduce dysmenorrhea pain. This study was performed with aim to compare the effects of acupuncture and Mefenamic acid on pain intensity and absent from work in patients with primary dysmenorrhea. Methods: This clinical randomized trial was performed on 140 patients aged < 25 years with primary dysmenorrhea who referred to gynecologic clinic or acupuncture medicine clinic of Imam Reza hospital in 2013. The patients were divided into two groups of 70 cases. One group received acupuncture and the other group received mefenamic acid for three menstrual periods. Data analysis was performed by statistical software SPSS (version 16) and Friedman, Mann-Whitney and Wilcoxon tests. PResults: At the end of three menstrual periods, pain intensity significantly decreased as 74 in acupuncture medicine group and 52.7 in mefenamic acid group. Also, absence from work significantly decreased as 42 in acupuncture medicine group and 27 in mefenamic acid group (P<0.05). Conclusion: Acupuncture medicine reduces dysmenorrhea and absence from work and is introduced as an effective non-pharmacologic method.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 16:19
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 16:19
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/897

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