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From the Institute for Integrative Healthcare

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Dysmenorrhea/Menstrual Pain


Menstrual pain consists of pain occurring during menstruation. Abdominal pain caused by cramping or muscle contractions can be from mild to severe. Other symptoms that may accompany menstrual pain may include - but are not limited to - backache, nausea, vomiting and changes in appetite.


As long as the pain is determined to be primary dysmenorrhea, massage can be administered. Massage can help by re-establishing balance in the body. Massage helps to reduce stress which may be one of the triggers making menstrual pain worse.

Can be alleviated by:

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