What is premenstrual syndrome?
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UNDERSTANDING premenstrual syndrome
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common condition that refers to a range of physical and emotional symptoms experienced by many women in the days or weeks leading up to their menstrual period. It is characterized by a combination of physical discomfort and changes in mood that can significantly impact daily life. PMS symptoms vary from woman to woman and can range from mild to severe.
The exact cause of PMS is not fully understood, but hormonal fluctuations, particularly changes in estrogen and progesterone levels, play a significant role in its development. Other factors such as neurotransmitter imbalances, serotonin deficiency, and lifestyle factors may also contribute to the onset and severity of PMS symptoms.
Symtpoms of premenstrual syndrome
If you are experiencing PMS, you may encounter one or more of the following symptoms:
- Cramps or muscle aches
- Headaches or migraines
- Fatigue or low energy levels
- Bloating or fluid retention
- Irritability, mood swings, or increased sensitivity
- Anxiety or tension
- Depression or feelings of sadness
- Changes in appetite or food cravings
ACUPUNCTURE FOR premenstrual syndrome
Acupuncture can be a beneficial therapy for managing the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and promoting overall well-being during the menstrual cycle. By targeting specific acupuncture points, it aims to restore balance, regulate hormonal fluctuations, and alleviate both physical and emotional symptoms. Benefits of acupuncture for premenstrual syndrome include: