Journal of the Korean Society of Cosmetology 2011;17(3):536-543.
Published online June 30, 2011.
스톤을 이용한 복부마사지가 생리통 및 월경곤란증에 미치는 효과
윤두윤, 이혜숙, 정광조
Research Paper : The Effects of Abdominal Massage Using Stone on Menstrual Cramps and Dysmenorrhea
Du Yun Yun, Hye Sook Lee, Kwang Jo Cheong
This study was conducted to examine the effects of abdominal massage using stone therapy on relieving menstrual cramps and dysmenorrhea. The subjects were 38 (control group 19), (experimental group 19) women of childbearing age who scored higher than 6 in VAS (Visual Analogue Scale:VAS) and suffered from dysmenorrhea in the preliminary research. The study was started early June in 2010 and completed in mid-September and the results of 0 week (preliminary research) and surveys after the 8 weeks of therapy were compared and analyzed. Abdomen stone therapies were conducted twice a week for an hour at the same place, on the same date and hour. Abdomen therapy using stones showed significant decrease in menstrual cramps (p<.01), changes in behavior (p<.01), negative emotions (p<.001), concentration (p<.001), pain (p<.001), stomach intestines (p<.001), water retention (p<.001), increase in weight (p<.01), decrease in weight (p<.001), dry skin and changes (p<.01). The above results leads to the conclusion that abdomen massage that uses stone therapy stimulates blood and lymphatic fluid circulation and vitalizes metabolism and in result improves menstrual cramps and dysmenorrhea. The fact that stone therapy is an effective alternative method for menstrual cramts and dysmenorrhea has been thus clarified and it is anticipated that abdomen massage using stone therapy will be implemented in various ways in the aesthetic industry.
Key Words: Stone therapy, Menstrual cramps, Menstrual syndrome, Abdominal massage

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