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Acupuncture May Relieve Menstrual Pain

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NEW YORK - Acupuncture can help relieve menstrual pain and improve the quality of life for some women, a new study from Germany shows.

Because the acupuncture patients were compared with a control group who received no therapy, rather than a “sham,” or fake, version of the treatment, the placebo effect could have played a role, Dr. Claudia M. Witt of Charite University Medical Center in Berlin and her colleagues acknowledge.


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