Acupuncture and papaya leaf powder (Carica papaya L) to treat dysmenorrhea

Ario Imandiri, Rohimatul Faizah, Rakhmawati

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Dysmenorrhea is low abdomen pain which can be felt before, during and after menstruations. It is called Tong Jing in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupuncture and herbs therapies were used in dysmenorrhrea treatment. Acupuncture therapy at the Liangmen point (ST 21), Zhaohai point (KI 6), Xinjian point (LR 2), and Guanyuan point (CV 4) is arranged 12 times, 3 times a week The herbs therapy is papaya leaves powder (Carica Papaya L.) for 3 days during menstruation. The next menstrual period after therapy showed passable improvement, such as lowering level of stiffness and pain, both abdominal and waist, from 7 to 4 scale. Blood clot also disappeared on third to fourth day of menstrual period. Moreover, other grievances like dizziness, cold sweat, pale face, heavy chest, constipation, missing appetite, nausea and vomiting getting better. Acupuncture and herbs therapies can reduce menstrual pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-39
Number of pages3
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Acupuncture
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Papaya leaf herbs


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