PMS symptoms

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to physical and emotional changes that can start up to 10 days before a woman’s period and often last for the first few days of her period. Symptoms can include fatigue, anxiety, depression, abdominal cramps, lower back pain, acne, indigestion, bloating, breast tenderness and increased emotional upset or sensitivity. Most women suffer from at least some symptoms of PMS, and it is estimated that three out of four women experience symptoms to some extent.

Although it is not known what exactly causes PMS, cyclical changes in hormones and chemical changes in the brain throughout a woman’s cycle are thought to be the most important factors. Many researchers believe that fluctuations in serotonin levels may be to blame. While some women experience mild symptoms, others may experience significant shocks in their daily activities. Those with the most adverse symptoms may be diagnosed with premenstrual dysphoric disorder or PMDD, a severe form of PMS that causes extreme and sudden mood changes that can interfere with relationships and work. The symptoms of PMDD are the normal symptoms of PMS, but are accompanied by extreme depression, anger, sadness and irritability. Several studies have shown acupuncture to be highly effective in treating both PMS and PMDD symptoms (1).

It has been found that PMS symptoms tend to be worse in those who experience high levels of stress. Chronic stress can raise cortisol levels and reduce serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain. Acupuncture has been shown to lower cortisol levels and help minimise the body’s natural response to chronic or acute stress (2).

In traditional Chinese medical terms, PMS can also be caused by an imbalance in body, diet and lifestyle. Meridian Care treatments aim not only to relieve symptoms but also to address their root cause. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be more than just a short-term remedy for PMS and PMDD. Book an appointment for an appointment and let’s start seeking relief for your symptoms.

(1) Use of acupuncture in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome:
(2) Acupuncture effect and central autonomic regulation:

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