Jugosl Ginekol Opstet. 1984 Sep-Dec; 24(5-6): 104-6.
[Use of acupuncture in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea]
Acupuncture was applied in the treatment of 32 patients with primary dysmenorrhea. Different acupuncture points on several channels were stimulated, depending on shi or xu types. The therapy proceeded in sessions for three consecutive days before the expected menstruation, in the course of three consecutive cycles. A relief of dysmenorrheic pain was already evidenced after the first menstruation. One year after the completed therapy there was a full disappearance of dysmenorrheic pain in 93% and a partial one in 7% of cases.