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Archive for the 'Menstruation' Category

Review: Homeopathic treatments in psychiatry

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Really? (more…)

A systematic review of reflexology

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

ReflexologyTherapy[1]Prof. Ernst has reviewed all the studies. (more…)

Yoga for women with primary dysmenorrhea

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Researchers at Islamic Azad University, in Rasht, Iran, studied the effect of yoga onĀ  dysmenorrhea — cramping pain in the lower abdomen occurring just before or during menstruation, in the absence of other diseases. (more…)

Treating endometriosis with Chinese herbal medicine

Friday, July 10th, 2009

In China, treating endometriosis with herbal medicines (CHM) is routine.

Cochrane reviewed the evidence, and the outcome is encouraging. (more…)

Evaluating omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation for joint pain

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

A literature review by two researchers at York University in Toronto “suggest[s] that omega-3 PUFAs are an attractive adjunctive treatment for joint pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and dysmenorrhea [painful menstruation].”

Results were positive for most measures of outcome.


Aromatherapy to lessen menstrual cramps

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

Abdominal massage using two drops of lavender (Lavandula officinalis), one drop of clary sage (Salvia sclarea), and one drop of rose (Rosa centifolia) in 5 mL of almond oil was more effective than no treatment or almond oil alone.

Here are the details.