Many women think that they just need to learn to “live with it” when it comes to problems with their menstrual cycle. PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) is relatively easy condition for acupuncturists to treat.
PMS Definition:Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) has a wide variety of symptoms. Symptoms tend to recur in a predictable pattern about one week before the start of menses.
Causes of PMS include:
- hormone imbalances
- changes in neurotransmitters
Symptoms of PMS include:
- mood swings: anger, depression, irritability
- sleep disturbances: insomnia
- low energy
- breast tenderness
- digestion issues: bloating, constipation, diarrhea
Acupuncture and natural medicine can reduce the symptoms of PMS such as pain and cramping, mood swings (depression, irritability, anxiety), bloating, and more.