Women suffering from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) – the symptoms of which range from mild to excruciating – are ideal candidates for acupuncture treatments, which in the case of healing PMS, remove energy blockages and in turn stabilize hormonal fluctuations. Acupuncture also provides deep relaxation that helps to calm the mind.
There are more than 150 symptoms of PMS, including:
- Abdominal bloating and cramps
- Breast tenderness and swelling
- Mood changes (irritability, frustration, depression, anxiety)
- Back pain
- Food cravings
- Joint pain
- Water retention
If you suffer from any of these symptoms prior to your menstrual cycle, consider the relief experienced from those who have sought acupuncture.
How Acupuncture Works for PMS
At Longevity Acupuncture, our state and nationally certified acupuncturists don’t just treat the obvious PMS symptoms, such as headaches and muscle tension. They also use acupuncture to free up energy channels to help the brain and hormonal system perform at their best. It also brings a better total balance to the body.
Acupuncture has been proven to effect the functioning of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland and the release of hormonal substances throughout the body. This helps regulate the menstrual cycle and reduces menstrual symptoms.
Furthermore, with acupuncture you can experience less stress, better digestion, more energy as well as a reduction in menstrual symptoms.
The Liver’s Role in PMS
The liver and spleen play a major role in the menstrual cycle. The spleen makes the blood, which is then stored in the liver. The liver is responsible for the free flow of energy throughout the whole body. Every month, the energy of the liver needs to move the blood in preparation for the menses. If the liver energy becomes stagnated, painful or irregular periods result. Acupuncture is used to unblock the liver’s stagnated energy.
Studies Show Acupuncture Works for PMS
A 2002 study in the medical journal Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics showed that the success rate of acupuncture in treating PMS symptoms was 77.8%, whereas it was 5.9% in the placebo control group. Studies show promising data that acupuncture affects the menstrual cycle by having a neuroendocrine affect on the body.
Let Longevity Help
In New Mexico, many insurance providers cover acupuncture treatments and other Chinese medical procedures and treatments, and at Longevity Acupuncture our doctors offer a safe, effective alternative treatment to restore and maintain the harmony in your body, which helps you become pain free and remain stable over time with no side effects.
Make An Appointment Today
If you are suffering from PMS, call (505) 263-7248 to make an appointment today. Longevity Acupuncture accepts most major insurance plans, including Presbyterian, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United HealthCare, Lovelace and CIGNA. Longevity Acupuncture also accepts most major credit cards.