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Acupuncture and Menstrual Cramps

Many individuals who menstruate have experienced the painful cramps caused by contractions in the uterus. Unfortunately, the intensity and duration of these cramps can be debilitating for some people. If period cramps are extremely painful, it is always advisable to consult a doctor to determine what may be causing such pain, as it can be due to disorders such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. However, in the absence of a disorder, period cramps are often treated with a strong ibuprofen or birth control.