Research: KOTANI and colleagues, De

Listed in Issue 28

Abstract

KOTANI and colleagues, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Hirosaki School of Medicine, Japan evaluated the analgaesic (pain-relieving) effect of Toki-shakyuaku-san (TSS), a herb used in Chinese Medicine in women suffering from dysmenorrhoea.

Background

Methodology

Women with a combination of Yin deficiency, cold and stagnated blood syndromes, determined using a diagnostic scoring system, and who were suffering from dysmenorrhea were treated either with TSS or placebo during 2 menstrual cycles double-blind and were followed for an additional 2 cycles.

Results

Compared to women treated with placebo, women treated with TSS experienced a significant alleviation of dysmenorrhoea.

Conclusion

These results suggest that TSS is effective the treatment of dysmenorrhea in women with the above-named syndromes.

References

Kotani N et al. Analgesic effect of a herbal medicine for treatment of primary dysmenorrhea - a double-blind study. Am J Chin Med. 25(2): 205-12. 1997.

Munro Hall Clinic 2019

IJCA 2018 New Skyscraper

Scientific and Medical Network 2021

Cycle India 2020

Walk on the Wide Side Trek Kenya 2020

Big Heart Bike Ride South Africa 2020

top of the page