Acupuncture has been successfully used to treat such ailments as back and neck pain, osteoarthritis and headaches. Judith Schlaeger is working to discover whether it can help the up to 14 million American women who experience genital pain.

Schlaeger, assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Nursing, has received a $ 2 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study whether acupuncture can treat vulvodynia, a women’s chronic pain condition.

Rendering sexual intercourse nearly impossible, vulvodynia’s symptoms include pain of the vulva and dyspareunia (pain …
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