Do you experience symptoms like:
* mood swings
* low back pain
* breast tenderness
A common misbelief is that PMS is normal. Not true! Just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s normal and you definitely should not be expected to just accept it as part of being a woman. Fact is PMS is not all that common in other parts of the world. It is by far, much more common in the US. Why is that? No one knows for sure.
PMS is a condition that has been treated successfully by Traditional Chinese medicine (TMC) for thousands of years. PMS occurs seven to ten days before menstruation and then disappears shortly after bleeding begins. PMS is caused by fluctuations in the hormonal balance of estrogen and progesterone. Its symptoms include mood swings, nervousness, irritability, depression, water retention, and breast tenderness.
TCM treatments are unique in that they take into account each woman’s individual condition. These treatments approach women’s health in a holistic manner and address the root of the health concern. At our Minneapolis Acupuncture clinic we use Chinese pulse diagnosis to assess a health condition and then prescribe a custom acupuncture point prescription for each woman.
Chinese medicine views these symptoms as being often caused by stagnation of liver energy. According to TCM, the liver stores blood, regulates the smooth flow of energy, as well as the smooth flow of emotions. The liver is very often the main culprit involved in menstrual problems. Many double blind controlled studies have shown that acupuncture and Chinese herbs successfully treat Premenstrual Syndrome, including the National Institute of Health in the USA.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been proven to be among the most effective ways to relieve these symptoms and activate your relaxation response. Acupuncture causes your body to release endorphins. These endorphins are natural and increase your sense of relaxation and well being. This is one of the reasons the acupuncture is so useful in the treatment of PMS.
Acupuncture for PMS does not just suppress your unwanted symptoms but rebalances your whole body resulting in vibrant health, and a renewed sense of well-being. Chinese herbs are often using in conjunction with acupuncture to harmonize the woman’s internal organs and vital life energy. So you can imagine your body not only functioning better but also feeling better with more energy to boot.
Dietary therapy is often prescribed along with acupuncture treatment to alleviate PMS. This usually involves avoiding sweets, strong spices such as hot peppers, and stimulants which heat the liver and could aggravate PMS symptoms. Avoiding stress at this time is also beneficial.
You will experience a safe, soothing, comfortable and private treatment at our clinic. The needles are hair thin, sterile, generally painless and never used twice. Many of our patients walk into their first session dreading needles and walk out of their first session feeling as relaxed and happy as a purring cat.
The acupuncture points used at our Twin Cities acupuncture clinic are on the arms from the elbows to the fingers, and on the legs from the knees to the toes. Consequently, you never have to take off your clothes, and the treatments are efficient, comfortable and extremely effective. These treatments are prescribed to encourage deep relaxation and mental calmness while normalizing your menstrual cycle.
If you are a women that suffers from PMS and live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul/greater Twin Cities area be sure to click this link to learn more and download our free e-book Acupuncture For Cynics. It will explain how acupuncture works and includes many research studies. Then call 612-866-4000 to set up your appointment for optimal health. Our friendly receptionist will answer any questions you may have. Relief is right around the corner.