Effects of auricular acupressure on menstrual symptoms and nitric oxide for women with primary dysmenorrhea

Mei Chuan Wang, Mei Chi Hsu, Li Wei Chien, Chien Huei Kao, Chi Feng Liu

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Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of auricular acupressure on relieving menstrual symptoms and decreasing nitric oxide (NO) for women with primary dysmenorrhea. Design: This was a randomized clinical trial comparing the effects of auricular acupressure by seed-pressure method and placebo adhesive patch. Setting: Settings included colleges in northern and central Taiwan. Subjects: Serum CA-125 testing was used as a screening test for primary dysmenorrhea ( 0.05). Conclusions: This study supports the effects of auricular acupressure by seed-pressure method in improving menstrual symptoms, and offers a noninvasive complementary therapy for women with primary dysmenorrhea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-242
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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