Studies show that acupuncture and moxibustion treatment is better than using ibuprofen to relieve period pain.

Several recent studies have shown that period pain is significantly reduced after acupuncture and moxibustion treatment. Acupuncture and moxibustion have been shown to be more effective than ibuprofen and of course there are no adverse side effects from the treatment.

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