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menstrual cramp therapy

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menstrual cramps OVERVIEW

Menstruation, or period, is normal vaginal bleeding that happens as part of a woman's monthly cycle. Many women have painful periods, also called dysmenorrhea. The pain is most often menstrual cramps, which are a throbbing, cramping pain in your lower abdomen. You may also have other symptoms, such as lower back pain, nausea, diarrhea, and headaches. Period pain is not the same as premenstrual syndrome (PMS).


To determine the efficacy of low level laser therapy versus pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea.  A randomized clinical trial that included 52 girls diagnosed with primary dysmenorrhea and who were assigned randomly into two groups of equal numbers. The treatment was three sessions every cycle for three consecutive cycles where group (A) included those participants treated with LLLT 15 min/session and group (B) those who were treated with PEMF 30 min/session.  The results showed a significant decrease in the severity of pain, statistically significant decrease in prostaglandin level in blood, and a statistically significant pain alleviation in both groups. With comparison between both groups there was a statistically significant decrease in the severity of pain, significant decrease in the blood levels of PGF2α, in group (A) than group (B). LLLT and PEMF are effective in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea.


 Effect of pulsed electromagnetic field on menstrual distress in primary dysmenorrhic women
AH Abd El Aziz, EM El Nahas, HM Kamal - Journal of Medicine in …, 2018 -

Effect of pulsed electromagnetic field versus aerobic exercise on primary dysmenorrhea
ME ASMAA, A MOHAMED, H AYA… - The Medical Journal of …, 2020 -

High-intensity laser therapy versus pulsed electromagnetic field in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea
AAEM Thabet, AM Elsodany, KH Battecha… - Journal of physical …, 2017 -


A study was recently done with a total of 40 women having primary dysmenorrhea were selected from Physical Therapy Department in Al Mataria Teaching Hospital in Cairo. Their ages ranged from 20 to 30 years. They were divided randomly into two groups equal in number: group A (study group), treated with the PEMF, three times/week for 3 months, with each session lasted for 30 min, in addition to medical treatment, and group B (control group, which received medical treatment only (NSAIDs). Menstrual distress questionnaire and visual analog scale were used for assessment of menstrual distress and pain before treatment and after treatment for both groups A and B.
The results showed that there is a significant improvement in menstrual distress and pain scores in both groups A and B after treatment, in favor of group A.  It was concluded that PEMF is effective in improving dysmenorrheic pain and menstrual distress score.

AH Abd El Aziz, EM El Nahas, HM Kamal - Journal of Medicine in …, 2018 -


How often should you repeat this therapy? The menstrual cramp therapy program at Recharge requires a once per week visit to the club for 90 minutes per session.



What are the results of this therapy?  After approximately 3-6 weeks clients should see a noticeable improvement



 How much does this service cost?  The cost for this plan is $99 per month.  There are no contracts or long term commitments.  To get started you will need to purchase a Recharge Health Plan



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