Premenstrual Syndrome

Many women are in constant search of a miracle fix to alleviate the potentially crippling effects of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) such as bloating, irritability, mood swings and weight gain; however, women need not look any further. Acupuncture has been proven to have extraordinarily high success rates in eliminating many of the symptoms associated with PMS. 

Methods to Treat PMS

Many studies show that over 75 percent of women are able to treat PMS symptoms successfully through acupuncture alone. And, most patients will experience at least some relief in symptoms such as seeing and improvement in mood, a decrease in bloating and sweating and experiencing a clear head immediately following a 45-minute session. The acupuncture needles may be placed in areas such as the top of the head, the temples, the wrists and below the knee to provide relief.

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To maximize relief, it is also possible to use additional techniques such as heat, a massage and gentle pressure. These treatments will aid in the discomfort of most PMS symptoms such as cramps, breast tenderness and nausea.

Short Term and Long Term

The time it takes for results and how long the results will last varies in each woman. The PMS symptoms of some women will disappear after the first session; whereas, it could take up to four or more sessions in other women. A number of additional factors may be involved such as diet and exercise or simply a more severe case of PMS symptoms. How long the results will last also varies greatly and depends upon a number of aspects. It will depend on whether or not the a case is acute or chronic and the number of treatments a patient chooses to undergo. It is possible that acupuncture can eliminate PMS symptoms indefinitely if allotted enough time.

Using acupuncture to take control of PMS will enhance the lives of all participating women. The debilitating monthly symptoms of PMS will greatly diminish with each session resulting in a better quality of life both at home and at work. The sooner acupuncture treatment begins the sooner relief will be experienced.

Dangers of PMS

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PMS severely diminishes the quality of life in many women. Some women become so depressed they cannot function and others cannot sleep for nights at a time negatively affecting their personal lives and their professional lives. A lack of sleep may exacerbate a bad mood swing and directly create problems at work. The inability to concentrate may cause a mother to forget tasks to complete for her children or even to become short with them. The level of severity of PMS varies in all women and perhaps even each month, however most women suffer at least some mild or severe unpleasant symptoms each month.