Evaluation of the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of dysmenorrhoea, dysfunctional uterine bleeding and chronic pelvic inflammatory disease.
Report taken from a review of available research - ‘
‘the results of the studies indicate that acupuncture can be highly effective for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea. It may be a valuable treatment for the other conditions as well, but as yet little evidence has been collected’.
Amenorrhea and Reflexology
A Chinese study describes how ninety-five cases of amenorrhea were divided into two groups, a foot reflex therapy treatment group of 50 and a control group of 45 with participants using traditional Chinese medicine tablets. The effective rate of the foot reflex therapy group was 96% compared to the control group rate of 33%.
Acupuncture endorsed as an adjunctive treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee in two large independent studies
- Acupuncture as a complementary therapy to the pharmaceutical treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2004 Nov 20;329(7476);1216, Epub 2004 Nov 20
- Effectiveness of acupuncture as adjunctive therapy in osteoarthritis of the knee; a randomised, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med, 2004 Dec 21;141(12);901-10
Reflexology Can Help Shoulder Pain
The 39 cases of shoulder pain ranged in age from 49 to 58 years old. At the completion of reflexology treatment, 32 had been cured (pain disappeared, the arm and shoulder could move