• Chinese herbs ‘better than drugs at relieving menstrual tension’

goji berryDaily Mail report:   A study involving nearly 3,500 women in several countries suggests that Chinese herbs might be more effective in relieving menstrual cramps than drugs, acupuncture or heat compression.

Australia-based researchers said herbs not only relieved pain, but reduced the recurrence of the condition over three months.

The survey involved 39 trials – 36 in China, and one each in Taiwan, Japan and the Netherlands.   In one trial involving 36 women, 53 percent of those who took herbs reported less pain than usual compared with 26 percent in the placebo group.

 


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