School Nurse Tessa Elphick wasn’t happy when some of the
girls in her care were prescribed the Pill or stronger drugs like
Ponstan (menfenamic acid) to control period pains, and was pleased
to test a new magnetic healing device called Ladycare. This 2"
circumference gadget weighs no more than a 50p piece and is clipped
onto underwear next to the uterus the day before a period is due.
Tessa reports that all but one girl found that the device gave
significant relief. A double-blind trial at Reading Scientific
Services found that 66% of those taking part took less painkillers
and reported reduced pain.
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Since this study Magnopulse has replaced Ladycare with a similar
magnetic device called mn8. They now recommend Ladycare to help
reduce menopausal symptoms. To read about this and other magnetic
healing devices, click
Other alternative therapies for period pain include evening primrose
oil, yoga, exercise, homoeopathy and hot water bottles. If period
pain persists ask your GP to check whether there is another underlying
cause, e.g. endometriosis.
Christine Doyle. Daily Telegraph