Acupuncture can Help PMS

February 8, 2018

 

At some point we accepted that PMS was normal part of life for women.  It doesn't have to be.

 

Conventional medicine uses hormonal birth control to stop ovulation and alter hormone levels. This can help manage symptoms but is not getting to the root of the problem. Hormonal birth control can also cause a lot of other issues for some women. 

 

Acupuncture helps to regulate hormone levels. It helps to balance the body and mind and works to treat PMS at a deeper level, one which is very specific to Traditional Chinese Medicine. This helps to reduce  and treat symptoms such as: cramping, low back pain, headaches, bloating and irritability. 

Acupuncture increase endorphin levels; the body's natural painkillers, which can help relieve some of the discomfort that comes along with PMS. Acupuncture is very relaxing and helps to reduce stress and anxiety. 

 

This study shows acupuncture as an effective treatment for PMS based on a 77.8% reduction of symptoms reported from women in the acupuncture group, and just a 5.9% reduction of symptoms in the placebo group. These numbers are significant! 

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