Millions of women suffer from severe PMS symptoms, and more and more of them are turning to acupuncture for relief. PMS symptoms such as bloating, irritability and food cravings can make life uncomfortable. This imbalance wreaks havoc on the body and mind. The good news is that acupuncture can be an effective treatment for the uncomfortable symptoms associated with PMS.
Some of the most common PMS symptoms are listed below. Click on the green hyperlinks provided to learn more about each ailment:
In November 1997 the National Institute of Health Office of Alternative Medicine issued a consensus statement that reported that acupuncture is effective in the treatment of menstrual cramps and other symptoms of PMS. Many of the symptoms associated with PMS are symptoms of blocked energy. A blockage of energy causes pressure, and pressure can manifest as emotional pressure (frustration, irritability, excessive sadness) or physical pressure (cramps, swelling, tenderness). Acupuncture relieves the pressure, lessening or resolving the symptoms naturally and effectively. A woman’s menstrual cycle is all about circulation, and improper circulation can result in painful PMS symptoms. Acupuncture regulates circulation within the body, allowing natural circulation to be restored and pain to be reduced or eliminated.
Menopause itself is not a disease. It is a normal physiological change and nature’s way of slowing down the aging process in women past child-bearing age. Menopause is often associated with a variety of symptoms, some of which are listed below. Click on the green hyperlinks provided to learn more about each ailment:
- Hot Flashes
- Night Sweats
- Menstrual Irregularity
- Uterine Spotting & Flooding
- Vaginal Dryness & Atrophy
- Vaginal Itching
According to Chinese medical theory, menopause occurs when a woman’s body no longer produces sufficient blood to sustain a monthly period without this blood loss being draining on her body, and particularly draining on her kidneys. Chinese medicine refers to the kidneys as the “root of life and longevity”. Therefore, the body reverses the flow of blood down to the uterus from the heart. Rather, blood from the kidneys is sent up to the heart to nourish the woman’s spirit. Thus, in Chinese medicine, menopause is seen as a true change in life from mother of biological children, to mother of the community. This is why in traditional cultures post-menopausal women are regarded as wise women. In post menopausal women, the heart spirit is nourished and enlightened in a way that it was not before they experienced menopause.
Through the use of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, your PMS and Menopause symptoms can be greatly alleviated. If you or a loved one are experiencing PMS or Menopause, we would like to help. Contact us to find out how acupuncture can help get you on the path to a more comfortable and pain free life today!