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Clinical Study Recruitment with Primary Dysmenorrhea



The purpose of this clinical study is to examine the relationship between lower abdominal temperature and dysmenorrhea during acupuncture treatment. It has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS HREC REF No. ETH19-4499). Recruitment is now open to the public and everyone is welcomed to enroll. The enrolment quota will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis.

To participate in this study, you will be free to receive:


  • A comprehensive assessment of your menstrual cramps;
  • Six acupuncture treatments over a period of three months;
  • You will receive a $30 Coles gift card;

To participate in this study, the following conditions should be met:


  • meets the diagnostic criteria of Primary Dysmenorrhea
  • women aged 18 to 45 who are not pregnant
  • have had dysmenorrheal for more than three months
  • have the capacity to make an informed choice and are able to consent

Participants with the following conditions should not be included in this study:


  • Secondary dysmenorrhea, which usually caused by endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, Adenomyosis, and other diseases
  • Women who are pregnant, preparing for pregnancy,
  • lactation or using an intrauterine contraceptive device
  • Candidates with serious life-threatening primary diseases
  • Candidates with irregular cycles or bleeding disorder
  • Other factors also need to be excluded, such as frequent changes in the working environment, unstable living environment, any potential factors that may impact attending the course of treatment and interview.