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Researchers have developed a new app with acupressure-based features that could help mitigate the pain and cramps women experience during menstruation.

[post_ads]Nearly 50 to 90 per cent of young women experience pain in their lower abdomen during periods, along with other symptoms that include headache, backache, nausea and diarrhoea.

The new app named "Luna", developed by researchers at the Charite - Universitatsmedizin Berlin in Germany, can be used as a form of self-care and is suitable for use at home. Luna has acupressure-based features with instructions on how to administer self-acupressure shortly before and during menstruation. Acupressure massage uses specific points on the body to treat health problems naturally and restore the harmonious flow of qi energy, among many benefits.

The instructions on the app includes visual descriptions of the pressure points to massage or apply pressure on the body.

These instructions were found to be more effective in reducing menstrual pain than usual care alone, such as taking pain medication and hormonal contraceptives. For the findings, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the team evaluated 221 women suffering from severe menstrual pain, aged between 18 and 34. The participants were randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups, both of which received the study app and short introduction on how to administer self-acupressure shortly before and during menstruation.

After three months, results showed that 37 per cent of participants in the acupressure group reported a 50 per cent reduction in pain intensity.

Luna has recently been updated and optimised for use with iOS.

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