Many women experience menstrual pain, especially when they are in the their teens. In most cases, menstrual pain are Primary dysmenorrhea and it does not indicate a serious problem. Usually, pain gets better as a woman gets older, or after she has a child. Secondary dysmenorrhea is caused by underlying conditions, such as endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease or uterine fibroids.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) -- help relieve pain. Long-term use may increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
Contraceptives (birth control pills ) -- can help relieve pain and also may be prescribed for disorders such as endometriosis.
Antibiotics-- for menstrual pain results from pelvic inflammatory disease.
Cold invasion and Qi stagnation are the most common patterns can cause painful menstrual. Practitioner will figure out the specific one for individual patient according to her eat signs and symptoms. Insertion of acupuncture needles can unblock the channels, enhanced blood flow to the affected area to stop pain. Herbal medicine can also be used together to warm and unblock the channel to smooth the energy flow.
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