In this issue of International Therapist there is an article on the benefits of Complementary Therapies on dysmenorrhoea. Dysmenorrhoea is the pain and discomfort women experience during, or just before, a menstrual period.
“Two studies that investigated the effect of massage in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea and endometriosis respectively suggested that massage had a positive therapeutic effect, particularly upon the intensity of menstrual pain.
A randomised placebo-controlled clinical trial involving 67 college students suggested that aromatherapy using a topically applied blend of lavender (Lavandula officinalis), clary sage (Salvia sclera), and rose (Rosa centifolia) is effective in decreasing the severity of menstural cramps.”
Further, “another study suggested reflexology was superior to ibuprofen administration on reducing the intensity and duration of menstrual pain in female students with primary dysmenorrhoea.”
Taken from International Therapist, Issue 100, April 2012. For the full article see http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1weah/InternationalTherapi/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Ffree.yudu.com%2Fitem%2Fdetails%2F508212%2FInternational-Therapist-April-2012