Research indicates that up to 95% of women of reproductive age are affected by menstrual or period pain. This can then lead to a decrease in physical activity, interference with professional and/or social commitments, and a decreased quality of life. This program adds to the versatility of PowerDot; it is another way PowerDot helps menstruating people through each stage of their cycle.

Research has also shown that over the counter medications like ibuprofen (NSAID) simply don’t work for some people. Additionally, these medications list numerous side effects like gastrointestinal issues (vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn), liver or kidney toxicity, blood clots or other abnormalities, migraines, weight gain, and fluid retention (edema). Research has shown that using TENS reduces menstrual pain by 25%, is 7.2 times more effective at menstrual pain reduction compared to a placebo, and reduces ibuprofen (NSAID) intake.

Heat can also be a beneficial method in reducing menstrual pain; we recommend heat application to be used in conjunction with the period pain relief program.

Furthermore, we received feedback from our customers who said they were already using PowerDot in this way; many reached out to our customer support team to verify that it is safe to use PowerDot for period pain. Given there is scientific evidence that supports this, we created a specific program that guides users to the optimal settings and pad placements to help alleviate the common areas where people experience pain during menstruation.

We are committed to helping everybody live better, healthier lives. We are constantly examining scientific research about all people who have menstrual cycles and looking to the ways in which the Therabody ecosystem of products can help people optimize their lives. This research extends to those who experience menstrual pain and a host of the most pressing wellness issues that menstruating people face today.

- Citation for TENS is 7.2x more effective at menstrual pain reduction: Proctor, M. L., Smith, C. A., Farquhar, C. M., & Stones, R. W. (2002). Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and acupuncture for primary dysmenorrhoea (Cochrane Review). The Cochrane Library, 1.

- Citation for TENS reduces NSAID intake: Dawood, M. Y., & Ramos, J. O. S. E. F. I. N. A. (1990). Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea: a randomized crossover comparison with placebo TENS and ibuprofen. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 75(4), 656-660.