Bel Marra Health comments on a recent study that shows the impressive effects that acupressure has on the relief of chronic pain
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) June 17, 2012
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, has commented on a recent study that shows the impressive effects that acupressure has on the relief of chronic pain.
According to a recent report reviewed by the International University for Acupuncture in Lyon, France the application of pain relief techniques using acupressure has been shown to decrease the pain among female study participants suffering from dysmenorrhea.
The clinical trial involved approximately 50 women ranging from 18 to 30 years of age who were suffering from pain related to dysmenorrhea. The women were randomly assigned to any of two groups, one of which received acupressure as an alternative pain relief treatment on the middle region of the calf, called the Sanyinjiao (SP6) points, whereas the other group received acupressure on the middle-lateral region of the calf, called the DiJi (SP8) point.
The study participants learned the pain relief techniques of acupressure during the study, which involved pressing on specific points of the calf once pain from dysmenorrhea started. Acupressure was administered by pressing with the thumb, moving it in a circular direction for approximately five minutes on each leg. The results of the study showed that this alternative pain relief approach significantly reduced the pain associated with dysmenorrhea, using any of the two pressure points described in their study. In addition, the study participants also showed a decrease in the level of fatigue during each episode of dysmenorrhea through the application of acupressure.
Current pain relief techniques for dysmenorrhea include the administration of medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs that decrease the swelling of blood vessels of the reproductive tract. Other pain relief techniques include oral contraceptives that regulate the amount of hormones produced by the body. Although these examples of pain relief techniques are effective, there is also the risk of developing adverse reactions to these medications. It is also possible that the individual may become dependent on the drugs, which in turn may interfere with other medications that may be later prescribed for the individual. In practical terms, the use of drugs as one of the major pain relief techniques for dysmenorrheal may also become quite expensive, especially when alternative pain relief could instead be used for the treatment of pain associated with dysmenorrheal.
Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, “A number of alternative pain relief approaches are also recognized for the treatment of dysmenorrhea. The simplest example of alternative pain relief is bed rest, allowing the individual to recuperate from the discomfort of painful menstruation.”
CEO of Bel Marra Health Jim Chiang says that painkillers are thankfully not the only option, “The recognition of alternative pain relief methods such as acupressure may serve as an example of a non-invasive approach in decreasing discomfort associated with specific medical conditions. As the number of side effects to various drug formulations increases, it may be helpful for individuals suffering from constant or recurrent pain to consider other pain relief techniques to improve their conditions.”
(SOURCE: “Dovepress.” The effects of acupressure on severity of primary dysmenorrhea, February, 2012)
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