Effectiveness of Fixed Acupoint Acupuncture in Treatment of Primary Dysmenorrhea in Yang Chum Noi Hospital, Sisaket Province

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phetrat thattium
Chamnan Samornmitra
Chirdchart Vitoraporn
Tivavun Skulchan
Nispapron Kosura
Wiphawee Seebhudda
Phattharawan Jitdi
Tasanee Hasanine

Abstract

Acupuncture is an alternative medicine that well known in Thailand. This is a method of piercing a needle to cure disease by using many sizes needles pierced the location of acupuncture points on various sites of the body using the principles of Chinese medicine that have been recorded since ancient times. The location of acupuncture points is important and relevant to various organs in the body. Acupuncture results in better blood circulation. Tissue in the area of injury has been repaired to returns to normal conditions. The study of the effectiveness of the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea by acupuncture has objectives: 1) To study the effectiveness of fixed acupoint acupuncture in treatment of primary dysmenorrhea. 2) To compare the effectiveness of fixed acupoint acupuncture in treatment  and modern medicine in treatment of primary dysmenorrhea. 3) To assess the quality of life and satisfaction. Research design was Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT). The samples consisted of 70 women aged 15-45 years who were diagnosed with primary dysmenorrhea. The treatment group was divided into 2 groups. The experimental group consisted of 35 acupuncture patients, the control group consisted of 35 modern medicine treatment. The results showed that: 1) The experimental group and the control group had a mean level of pain before joining the program at a moderate level. After joining the program, They were at low level. 2) The mean scores of pain in experimental and control groups decreased. The results were analyzed by t-test. Results showed that the 2nd, 3rd and 4th time were significantly different at p-value < 0.05, the experimental group had less pain than the control group. 3) After participating in the program, the experimental group had an average quality of life evaluation more than the control group with statistical significance at p-value < 0.05. Suggestion. Acupuncture is a treatment option that can be used to treat various diseases, especially in patients with current drug allergy and should be widely publicized.

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