Restore Balance with Acupuncture for PMS
A woman’s body is her temple, right? Well, what if 7-10 days before menstruation that sacred temple gets bloated, cranky, and nearly comes unhinged… every month? Women’s bodies too often become accustomed to falling out of balance. Which is why we recommend acupuncture for PMS, and Chinese herbal supplements for PMS for healing and restoring balance.
Symptoms associated with PMS are a sign that the body’s Qi, or vital life force, is out of balance. To restore health and minimize symptoms of PMS, an effective and natural treatment is Acupuncture.
Not surprisingly, over half of all women experience Premenstrual Syndrome with undesirable symptoms like fatigue, bloating, irritability, mood swings and abdominal cramps, to name a few.
Many women surrender to simply tolerating these symptoms. In order to heal, it helps to understand the most common causes of PMS.
Common Causes of PMS:
Hormones: Hormones fluctuate in cycles, meaning every time a woman’s body shifts throughout the month, accompanying hormones shift too. It starts in the body, and filtrates out in the form of emotional symptoms like mood swings, irritability, anxiety, cravings, insomnia, and depression.
Deficiencies: Vitamin deficiencies in the body can contribute to physical symptoms of PMS like fatigue, breast tenderness, and bloating. Notable deficiencies include calcium, B6, vitamin D, magnesium and folic acid.
Metabolism: Inability to metabolize fatty acids is also thought to contribute to elevated menstrual hormone shifts.
Although these are the leading theories as to why women suffer from PMS, there is still a combination of variables that contribute, and it may look very different from woman-to-woman. Pepper in a dose of dietary choices and stress and you’ve got yourself a PMS cocktail, which becomes debilitating without a treatment plan.
Why Acupuncture for PMS Works
Acupuncture is a holistic treatment to help restore health and keep the body’s Qi in balance. The body is a magnificent self-healer. However, factors like stress and external pathogens invited in by virus’, bacteria and other common microorganisms can limit the body’s ability to heal naturally. Women experience an imbalance when the liver Qi is congested, and the organic flow of the body becomes compromised.
As such, Acupuncture provides immense relief from symptoms associated with PMS. During PMS, many women naturally or subconsciously gravitate to warmth to generate healing in the form of a bubble bath, hot cup of tea or heating pad. A good Acupuncturist will apply mineral heat lamps and or moxibustion on points in the lower abdomen to generate nearly instant relief. For long-lasting results, routine acupuncture treatments restore the body’s Qi and balance hormones.
By applying needles to the body, we communicate with the brain, telling it where to unblock the corresponding energetic meridians. In doing so, endorphins are released, which promotes healing.
Every temple needs a foundation, and in Traditional Chinese Medicine, that foundation is the balance.