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 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.