Brisbane Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Manage Premenstrual Syndrome Naturally with Acupuncture in Brisbane CBD


What is PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome or Premenstrual Tension)?
PMS is used to describe a collection of physical and emotional symptoms that affect women before the start of menstruation.


What are the symptoms for PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)?

  • bloating in the stomach
  • enlarged breasts
  • lower abdominal pain or cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • weight gain
  • headaches
  • nausea / vomiting
  • Craving for food
  • Aches in the joints or muscles
  • Acne around lip & chin
  • Emotional Swing (irritability, anger, depression, anxiety)
  • Fatigue or a lack of energy / difficulty concentrating

PMS tends to affect women between the age of 20 and 40, and is more common over the age of 30.

WARNING: More than 50% of women population thinks that PMS is normal in their life, and 70% of women who having PMS take Pain Killer to sooth the pain and symptoms. Pain Killer they subside symptoms fast but the drugs also hurts the liver and body organs.
               There is a better choice to overcome PMS.

When to start PMS treatment? (Premenstrual Syndrome)
It is normal for patient to have a very mild PMS symptoms such as mild breast tender, mild bloating, mild craving and mild emotional swing. No treatment is required at this stage

However, if these symptoms become worse and starts to disturb daily activities, this is the alarmed of body and you need to receive treatment for PMS as soon as possible.  

In Chinese Medicine, Premenstrual syndrome as an issue was first seen back 1000 years ago as recorded. The Premenstrual Syndrome is due to the disharmony between blood circulation, liver energy and kidney function. In Chinese Medicine, Liver governs the blood and free flow of the body energy. Kidney governs the lower back energy and uterus hormones. Therefore, the treatment of PMS is to regulate the liver & kidney functions. 


Does Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs help with Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)?
Yes.
Acupuncture treatment is very good for Premenstrual syndrome symptoms such as emotional swings, bloating, craving and cramping pain in lower abdomen.
Chinese Herbs is very good for PMS symptoms such as breast tender, lower back pain, diarrhea, headache and weight gain.


How many treatments are required? 
1 treatment per week for 3 period cycles is required. 

 

If I am suffering from the Period Pain as well, how long the treatment is taking?  
If the patient suffers from PMS and Period Pain, it is still take 3 period cycle in together for a course of treatment. In Chinese Medicine, especially for gynecology, we don't treat symptoms by itself, we seeing body health as a whole picture.
Therefore, when we deal with PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome), we also treat the Period Pain at the same time.


More detail for Period Pain, please refers: Period Pain Treatment

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