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Effect and Satisfaction Measurement of Korean Medicine Treatment on Adolescent Dysmenorrhea
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Effect and Satisfaction Measurement of Korean Medicine Treatment on Adolescent Dysmenorrhea
Park, Soo-Jung; Joo, Jong-Cheon; Kim, Jeong-Ho; Kim, Seong-Bae; Lee, Sang-Duk;
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 Abstract
Objectives: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect and satisfaction measurement of the Korean medicine treatment on the adolescent dysmenorrhea. Methods: The subjects of this study were 24 volunteers, suffering from dysmenorrhea, who were middle and high school students in Jeonbuk province. They were treated by Korean medicine, those were acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion and herbal medicine, for two months from July to December 2015. The results were investigated by the visual analogue scale (VAS) of overall pain, most severe pain and amount of the analgesic taken for menstrual period. The effects of treatment were assessed three times, those were before treatment, after treatment for 1 month and after treatment for 2 months, for two months. Results: The VAS score on dysmenorrhea was decreased significantly. Also, the VAS score on the disturbance in school activity was decreased significantly. The amount of analgesic taken for menstrual period was decreased, but not significantly. Conclusions: This study suggests that the Korean medicine treatment on the adolescent dysmenorrhea is effective.
 Keywords
dysmenorrhea;menstrual pain;menstruation;adolescent;Korean medicine;visual analog scale;
 Language
Korean
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