ACUPUNCTURE FOR PRI MARY DYSMENORRHEA── A meta-analysis

【Author】

CHOU Chin-shan LIU Bao-yan ZHANG Lu JIN Zhi-gao China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100700, China

【Institution】

China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine , Beijing100700 , China ,China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine , Beijing100700 , China ,China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine , Beijing100700 , China ,China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine , Beijing100700 , China

【Abstract】

Recent literature search showed that up to now there are a total of 9 theses abo ut clinical treatment of primary dysmenorrhea with acupuncture therapy, among th em 5 clinical trials are from Chinese journals and the rest 4 from foreign journals. Majority of the tri als have some methodological and/or reporting shortcomings. The frequency and in tensity of dysmenorrhea are divided into intermittent and continuous types. Resu lts of quantitative meta-analysis with Revman 4.1 software showed that the exis t ing evidence supports the value of acupuncture for the treatment of dysmenorrhea . However, the quality of evidence is not fully convincing. There is an urgent n eed for well-planned, large-scale and multiple-center studies to assess the e ffe ctiveness and cost-effectiveness of acupuncture under real-life conditions.

【Keywords】

Dysmenorrhea Acupuncture therapy Literature analysis

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Total: 9 articles

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