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Clinical studies on different acupuncture time for primary dysmenorrhea




To seek the optimal acupuncture time for primary dysmenorrhea and provide clinical basis for optimal acupuncture treatment protocol.


A total of 90 eligible cases were randomly allocated into three groups, 30 cases in each group. Points Guanyuan (CV 4), bilateral Zusanli (ST 36) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) were selected for patients in all three groups, with a different treatment duration: 15 min in group A, 30 min in group B and 45 min in group C. Then the clinical efficacy in each group was evaluated by pain symptom scoring.


As for the pain symptom scores, there were statistically significant intra-group differences between before and after treatment in three groups (all P<0.05); coupled with statistically significant inter-group differences between group B and the other two groups (both P<0.05). As for clinical efficacy, there were statistical differences between group B and the other two groups (both P<0.05), indicating that 30 min of acupuncture is the optimal duration in the treatment of dysmenorrhea.


With the same needling manipulation, 30 min of acupuncture treatment achieves a better efficacy for primary dysmenorrhea.



寻求针刺治疗原发性痛经的最佳针刺时间, 为优化针刺治疗原发性痛经方案提供更好的临床依据。


将90 例符合纳入标准的患者随机分为3 组, 每组30 例。3 组均针刺关元及双侧足三里和三阴交, A 组治疗15 min, B 组治疗30 min, C 组治疗45 min。根据治疗后疼痛症状积分的变化评价临床疗效。


治疗前后疼痛症状积分均有统计学差异(均P<0.05); 组间比较, 治疗后B 组疼痛症状积分明显低于A 组和C 组, 组间差异有统计学意义(均P<0.05)。3 组临床疗效有统计学差异(均P<0.05)。结果提示30 min 的针刺时间治疗 痛经的疗效最佳。


在针刺手法相同的条件下, 30 min 的治疗时间对原发性痛经的临床疗效较好。

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Xue, X., Huang, Y., Liu, X. et al. Clinical studies on different acupuncture time for primary dysmenorrhea. J. Acupunct. Tuina. Sci. 14, 416–419 (2016).

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  • Acupuncture Therapy
  • Point
  • Guanyuan (CV 4)
  • Point
  • Zusanli (ST 36)
  • Point
  • Sanyinjiao (SP 6)
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Needle Retaining


  • 针刺疗法
  • 关元
  • 足三里
  • 三阴交
  • 痛经
  • 留针


  • R246.3