• Friday, August 19, 2022

HEALTH

An app to mitigate menstrual pain

By: Keerthi Mohan

Researchers have reportedly developed a smartphone app that could mitigate menstrual pain in women. The app contains is equipped with acupressure based features and it is developed by researchers at the Charite – Universitatsmedizin Berlin in Germany. Called Luna, it comes with features and instructions on how to administer self-acupressure before and during menstruation. The app also includes visual descriptions of the pressure points to massage and they were found to be more effective in reducing menstrual pain than usual care alone, including taking pain medication and hormonal contraceptives. The result of the study was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and…

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