6 Natural and effective alternatives to ibuprofen

Over-the-counter medicines (OTCs) are a double-edged sword: They are readily available and can relieve your symptoms quickly, but once you have become reliant on them, they can make you sicker with adverse side effects. Ibuprofen is one such OTC medicine: While it’s used at a rate of billions of doses every year to treat pain, … Continue reading 6 Natural and effective alternatives to ibuprofen

Acupuncture confirmed to provide relief from menstrual pain

For centuries, acupuncture has been used for therapy to relieve certain ailments like menstrual pain. In a systematic review and meta-analysis, researchers at Kyung Hee University in South Korea and Dongguk University Los Angeles evaluated the efficacy and safety of acupuncture on primary dysmenorrhea. Their results confirmed that acupuncture provides relief from menstrual pain and is even more effective than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory … Continue reading Acupuncture confirmed to provide relief from menstrual pain

Acupuncture proven to decrease dysmenorrhea, painful PMS

Acupuncture can significantly reduce the pain and duration of the painful pre-menstrual cramping condition known as dysmenorrhea, a number of studies have found. Dysmenorrhea may either result from an underlying pathology of the pelvis (known as "secondary" dysmenorrhea), or it may occur in the absence of any known pathology or cause ("primary" dysmenorrhea). Approximately 25 … Continue reading Acupuncture proven to decrease dysmenorrhea, painful PMS