Pre-menstrual symptoms are so common amongst women that they are considered normal, however they are not normal and point to an underlying problem with the menstrual cycle.
Pre-menstrual syptoms include pain, irritability, night sweats, disturbed sleep, anxiety, dizziness, headaches and muscle tension. A lot of woman use either hot water bottles or painkillers to cope with pre-menstrual symtpoms. Some women even have to have time off work because their symtpoms are so bad.
Acupuncture for pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
Acupuncture is very good at reducing pre-menstrual symtpoms. Acupuncture reduces symptoms of PMS by regulating energy and blood flow.
In chronic cases of pre-mensrtual symptoms, where women are in very bad pain and need to take time off work, Chinese herbs are better able to treat the problem than acupuncture alone.
Download my pre-menstrual syndrome factsheet.References
Pang Y. 2018. Altered Brain Regional Homogeneity Following Electro-Acupuncture Stimulation at Sanyinjiao (SP6) in Women With Premenstrual Syndrome. Front Hum Neurosci. 12:104. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2018.00104. eCollection 2018.