Research Progress on Pathogenesis and Treatment of Primary Dysmenorrhea
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Primary dysmenorrhea



Submitted : 2023-08-22
Accepted : 2023-09-06
Published : 2023-09-21


Primary dysmenorrhea is one of the common gynecological diseases of women of childbearing age, which can affect the work, study, and life of patients in severe cases. From the perspective of Western medicine, primary dysmenorrhea is caused by excessive secretion of prostaglandin and contraction of uterine smooth muscle, so the treatment focus of Western medicine is oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or contraceptives, but its side effects cannot be ignored. From the perspective of Chinese medicine, primary dysmenorrhea is caused by qi-blood stagnation, so the focus of Chinese medication is dialectical treatment, which can improve qi-blood stagnation by acupuncture, decoction, moxibustion, etc., with fewer side effects and long-term clinical significance. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the relevant literature about the pathogenesis and treatment of primary dysmenorrhea in recent years, and to understand the research progress of primary dysmenorrhea in Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, so as to provide a reference for clinical treatment of primary dysmenorrhea.


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