A new study at the University of Illinois at Chicago has conclusively demonstrated that acupuncture resolves vulvodynia (a.k.a. pain in the vulva). This type of pain is quite widespread, affecting a large number of women. The Raleigh Acupuncture vulvodynia treatment has helped hundreds of women resolve this pain naturally and safely with long-lasting effects.
What is Vulvodynia?
Pain is the most notable symptom of vulvodynia, characterized as a burning, stinging, irritation, or sharp discomfort that occurs in the vulva and entrance to the vagina. It may be constant, intermittent, or happen only when the vulva is touched.
Symptoms may occur in one place or the entire vulvar area. It can arise during or after sexual activity, with the insertion of tampons, or prolonged pressure on the vulva, as when sitting, bike riding, or horseback riding. Some cases of vulvodynia are idiopathic with no discernable cause.
Raleigh Acupuncture Vulvodynia Treatment
We have been treating vulvodynia in our practice for years with great success. We hope this positive research will encourage more women to try acupuncture for this condition. In our experience, acupuncture can relieve vulvodynia within four to eight treatments.
Between 8 and 16 percent of American women suffer from vulvodynia. However, despite this high percentage, there is no consistently effective standardized treatment for the condition.
The study aimed to determine the feasibility and potential effects of using a standardized acupuncture protocol for the treatment of women with vulvodynia. The primary outcome was vulvar pain, and sexual function was the secondary outcome. In addition, the Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire assessed pain, as well as the Female Sexual Function Index measured function.
Thirty-six women with vulvodynia met the inclusion criteria. The women were randomly assigned either to the acupuncture group or the wait-list control group. The 18 subjects assigned to the acupuncture group received acupuncture two times per week for five weeks for a total of 10 sessions.
Vulvodynia Study Results
Vulvar pain was significantly reduced, with substantial improvement in sexual functioning in those receiving acupuncture versus those who did not. In addition, acupuncture minimally increased sexual desire, arousal, lubrication, ability to orgasm, and sexual satisfaction.
Acupuncture Relieves Vulvodynia
This research was the first randomized controlled pilot study to examine the use of acupuncture to treat vulvodynia. The acupuncture protocol reduced vulvar pain, increasing overall sexual function for women with vulvodynia.
When receiving acupuncture treatment, all needles are sterile, single-use, and hair-thin. Treatments are relaxing – many of our patients fall asleep during their sessions. Furthermore, acupuncture treats the root cause of vulvodynia, not just the symptom.
If you are struggling with vulva pain, pain in the vagina, or pain during sexual intercourse, try the Raleigh Acupuncture vulvodynia treatment. It is safe, natural, and has no adverse side effects.
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Source: Department of Biobehavioral Health Science, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. The Journal of Sexual Medicine . READ ABSTRACT HERE.
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