acupuncture for menstrual problems

Acupuncture for Menstrual Problems

90% of women are affected by Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) at some stage or another. The menstrual cycle is a very delicate balance of hormones and moves out of kilter easily. Acupuncture is exceptionally successful at treating both the psychological and physical symptoms of PMS.

Symptoms include:
Mood swings and depression, tearfulness or feeling low, tiredness, fatigue or lethargy, tension or unease, irritability, clumsiness / poor coordination, difficulty in concentrating, altered interest in sex, sleep disorders, food cravings, aggression and loss of self-control.

Physical symptoms include:
Breast tenderness, swollen / bloated feelings, puffiness of face, abdomen or fingers, weight gain, headaches, appetite changes, acne or other skin changes, constipation or diarrhoea, muscle or joint stiffness, general aches and pains, especially backache, abdominal pain / cramps, and exacerbation of epilepsy, migraine, asthma, rhinitis or urticarial.

The most common complaints treated are:

  • Painful Periods
  • Irregular Periods
  • Amenorrhoea
  • Heavy Periods
  • Premenstrual Bloating/Headaches or Breast tenderness
  • Polycystic Ovaries
  • Fibroids
  • Cysts

A lot of women feel that because they have experienced painful periods all their lives, that they are stuck with them and there is no alternative – well there is – Acupuncture is very effective in treating menstrual problems.