PMS and Menstrual Irregularity: How Acupuncture Can Help

If you’re like most women, it is likely that at one point or another you have experienced PMS and irregularities with your menstrual cycle. It’s important to know however, that menstruation really shouldn’t always be painful, nor should you experience extreme emotions and heavy bleeding. If you have been accepting these irregularities as being “normal” for some time now, please know that there are avenues that can help moderate your cycle and PMS symptoms. 

In fact, acupuncture can be extremely effective at regulating a woman’s cycle and managing the various issues that one could be experiencing.  

Aside from thousands of years of use in Chinese Medicine, new studies are discovering new scientific evidence to back up the effectiveness of acupuncture. Specifically, a 2011 review study from researchers at Kyung Hee University in Korea, determined that acupuncture was close to 50 percent more effective at reducing PMS symptoms than alternative standard treatments.

Acupuncture provides a great option and best of all, it is natural. The overall goal? Acupuncture will help balance your hormones, improving your body’s qi or energy flow. If you’re already receiving medical treatment as part of your care, we highly suggest integrating acupuncture to maximize overall results.

If you’d like to learn more about acupuncture, our FAQ page answers many of the most common questions.


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