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Using acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Gynecology & Obstetrics, November 2002
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Title
Using acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome
Published in
Archives of Gynecology & Obstetrics, November 2002
DOI 10.1007/s00404-001-0270-7
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Authors

D. Habek, Jasna Čerkez Habek, Ante Barbir

Abstract

More than 60% of the women in both groups suffered from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, such as anxiety, mastalgia, insomnia, nausea and gastrointestinal disorders, whereas a smaller number of women suffered from phobic disorders, premenstrual headaches and migraines. There were three women from the first group and seven women from the second group who continued the medication treatment with progestins, whereas one woman from the first group and nine women from the second group continued to take fluoxetine. In the first group, nine women stopped having PMS symptoms after two AP treatments, eight women stopped having them after three treatments and one woman stopped having them after four treatments. In four women from the first group and 16 women from the second group, PMS symptoms appeared during the following period (cycle) or continued even after four treatments, so the medication was continued. In the first group, one woman had a smaller subcutaneous hematoma after the AP acupoint Ren 6. There was a statistical and relevant reduction in PMS symptoms with the AP treatments in the first group (P<0.001), whereas their reduction was irrelevant in the placebo AP group (P>0.05). The success rate of AP in treating PMS symptoms was 77.8%, whereas it was 5.9%. in the placebo group. The positive influence of AP in treating PMS symptoms can be ascribed to its effects on the serotoninergic and opioidergic neurotransmission that modulates various psychosomatic functions. The initial positive results of PMS symptoms with a holistic approach are encouraging and AP should be suggested to the patients as a method of treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 4%
Unknown 44 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 17 37%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 13%
Other 5 11%
Student > Master 5 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 11%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 3 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 52%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Psychology 2 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 2%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 5 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 January 2018.
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#986,789
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#37
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#24,719
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Outputs of similar age from Archives of Gynecology & Obstetrics
#1
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