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Acupuncture reduces pain and serum markers associated with endometriosis, according the authors of a systematic review carried out in China. Data from ten studies, comprising 589 participants, were included in their meta-analysis. The results showed that acupuncture yielded better reductions in pain associated with dysmenorrhoea, and led to a better reduction in peripheral blood CA-125 (a marker for endometriosis) when compared with control interventions (sham acupuncture, orthodox medicine and traditional Chinese medicine).

Effects of acupuncture for the treatment of endometriosis-related pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2017 Oct 27;12(10):e0186616.

 

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