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Table 3 Level of self-reported pain relief from self-management modalities, listed from greatest to smallest reported pain reduction

From: Self-management strategies amongst Australian women with endometriosis: a national online survey

Modality used for self-management Pain relief (0–10 scale) Mean (SD)
Cannabis 7.6 (2.0)
Heat 6.5 (1.7)
Dietary choices (such as gluten free, vegan) 6.4 (2.4)
Hemp oil/CBD oil 6.3 (3.0)
Acupressure 6.3 (1.6)
Cold 5.5 (2.7)
Massage 5.5 (2.1)
Rest 5.3 (2.1)
Exercise 4.9 (2.4)
Herbal medicines 4.8 (2.5)
Alcohol 4.7 (2.3)
Stretching 4.6 (2.1)
Meditation/Breathing 4.6 (2.1)
Yoga/Pilates 4.5 (2.0)
Taichi/Qigong 4.0 (1.7)