If you are a woman who has difficult and painful PMS, acupuncture can help you. Whether your PMS lasts for 2 days or 2 weeks – and no matter what kind of symptoms you get, including moodiness, breast tenderness, cramping – acupuncture, nutrition, and herbs can make a world of difference.
Researchers have shown that acupuncture is very effective in treating PMS. In one study it was found that acupuncture could cure the symptoms of PMS in almost 78% of the women who had participated in that study. The treatment of acupuncture had been able to alleviate cramps, nausea, headaches, anxiety, and insomnia. Western doctors have not yet been able to determine how acupuncture works to cure PMS, but they believe that it can help in the increased production of endorphins and also accelerate circulation in the body. These will help correct mood swings and do away with any pain.
Regular acupuncture treatments also improve mood and overall sense of well-being.
Depending on the severity of your symptoms we will probably begin with 1 -2 acupuncture treatments per week, and gradually reduce this as your symptoms improve. After you begin to see reduction in PMS symptoms it is recommended to have acupuncture treatment just before ovulation and just before your menses. Once your system is regulated and you are no longer experiencing severe PMS symptoms, acupuncture is recommended 1x month, during the week prior to your period. This will maintain your cycle and also your sense of well-being!
MENOPAUSE and PERIMENOPAUSE
Menopause is a natural part of life, yet it may come with numerous unpleasant symptoms that are disruptive to one’s quality of life. Acupuncture, along with traditional Chinese herbs, can help to make your menopause a smooth transition, leaving you with more energy and vitality.
Some of the symptoms of menopause that acupuncture may help with are:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Vaginal dryness