For patients with chronic low back pain, clinicians and patients should initially select nonpharmacologic treatment with exercise, multidisciplinary rehabilitation, acupuncture, mindfulness-based stress reduction (moderate-quality evidence)
Women have normalised their pain and other symptoms. But [severe period pain] is not normal and not something they need to suffer.
Endometriosis is a multifactorial, oestrogen-dependent, inflammatory, gynaecological condition that can result in long-lasting visceral pelvic pain and infertility. Acupuncture could be an effective treatment for endometriosis and may relieve pain.
According to the philosophy of traditional acupuncture, energy circulates in 'meridians' located throughout the body. Pain or ill health happens when something occurs to cause this meridian energy circulation to be blocked. The way to restore health is to stimulate the appropriate combination of acupuncture points in the body by inserting very thin needles.
A Cochrane Systematic review published June 2016 concluded the available evidence suggests that a course of acupuncture consisting of at least six treatment sessions can be a valuable option for people with migraine. The available evidence suggests that adding acupuncture to symptomatic treatment of attacks reduces the frequency of headaches.
The authors concluded “it is no longer possible to say that the effectiveness of acupuncture is because of the placebo effect, or that it is useful only for musculoskeletal pain”.