Acupuncture Treatments: Get Relief From PMS

Posted on March 26, 2013 by Tools For Wellness


If you’ve ever suffered from PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, you know how debilitating the condition can be. PMS is more than just a day or two out of the month when you feel angry at the world, however that’s what most people think when they hear those three letters. Actually, PMS is much more than that, and it causes countless women physical and emotional pain and discomfort every single month.

Out of the 40% of women who suffer from PMS, around 3% of those women have severe symptoms. There are over 150 symptoms that can be associated with PMS, although most women only have a few. Among the physical symptoms, bloating, weight gain and acne are prevalent. Emotional symptoms include depression, anxiety and irritability.

In addition to lifestyle changes that might help alleviate PMS, such as increasing the amount of exercise you get each week and improving your diet, experts have shown that acupuncture treatments can have a dramatic effect on the severity of PMS as well.

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years by the Chinese to help with many conditions, including PMS. It works by inserting tiny needles into the skin at various points of the body. Acupuncture is believed to help women by realligning the stagnation of energy, or chi, that resides in the liver.

Your body is an integrated system, and it’s important to remember to treat it as such. PMS is the result of the hormonal imbalance within your body. Acupuncture works by treating the disharmony your body is experiencing. The techniques will restore your menstrual cycle, and bring balance to your endocrine system.

If you’ve tried other forms of pain relief, such as over the counter medications, you’re continuously treating a condition that keeps coming back. The goal of acupuncture is to bring about healing within your body as a whole, without using medicine.

If you suffer from moderate to severe PMS symptoms, acupuncture treatment can bring you the relief you’ve been seeking.