A proof-of-concept study to assess the safety and efficacy of a traditional Chinese medicine formula as treatment for primary dysmenorrhea showed no statistically significant benefit over placebo. However, some efficacy parameters suggested possible superiority of the active treatment and so a larger study needs to be performed to determine whether this remedy has a role in the treatment of dysmenorrhea.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.fertnstert.2006.02.092

Type

Journal article

Journal

Fertil Steril

Publication Date

09/2006

Volume

86

Pages

762 - 764

Keywords

Adolescent, Adult, Drugs, Chinese Herbal, Dysmenorrhea, Female, Humans, Medicine, Chinese Traditional, Middle Aged, Pilot Projects, Placebo Effect, Treatment Outcome