It’s that time of the month again, and if you are a woman, you know what I’m referring to. You can tell because you’re feeling painful periods, menstrual cramps, headaches, mood swings, and irritability.
Several million women in the United States alone report that they suffer from these and other PMS symptoms 7-10 days each month. Acupuncture can bring relief! By regulating the menstrual cycle, pain in the menstrual cycle, regulating mood swings, and reducing headaches and stress, acupuncture can help support the balance in the body so that hormones are more regulated and you experience fewer symptoms. Acupuncture’s ability to help you relax, drug free, is why many turn to acupuncture for uncomfortable PMS symptoms.
How Acupuncture can help your PMS Symptoms:
Acupuncture, in conjuncture with traditional Chinese herbs, can help give relief to PMS symptoms. The combination of these ancient techniques is such a great support mechanism that is can help change the inner landscape of the body. In addition, targeting certain points will stimulate the blood into natural healing, bringing relaxation to your body at a point in time when it is normally tense.
Acupuncture and herbs will help regulate cycles, relieve pain and reduce PMS symptoms. Everyone’s treatments are individual, so talk to your practitioner about how long you’ve had these symptoms, and they should be able to tell you how long you will need treatments for to become balanced once again.
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), we believe stress is a huge contributor. Intense emotions create imbalances in the bod—stress is usually the biggest emotion during PMS.
If your “qi”, or life-energy, does not have a free, smooth flow, then that’s the mechanism of concern. But for many in western medicine, that translates to hormonal imbalances or other imbalances of the body. The good news is when you use acupuncture you will feel less stress and more balanced in emotion, a regular part of treatment.
Stress can also cause hormonal imbalances and therefore worsen the symptoms of PMS. Stress actually contributes to a number of health problems, but it is another focus of healing for acupuncture.
In addition to acupuncture and Chinese herbs, patients may also look to daily meditation and deep breathing to try and reduce the amount of stress in our daily lives. A healthy diet and daily exercise are also encouraged to regulate emotions and reduce stress.
Women do not have to live with the symptoms of irregular and painful menstrual cycles. When the symptoms of PMS are reduced or even eliminated, women feel more energetic, both physically and mentally.
So what are you waiting for? Others have tried it and found success, so why haven’t you?
Stop letting the pain hold you back. Contact Earley Wellness Group for more information about how acupuncture can help reduce your PMS symptoms.