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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:

Acupuncture can help regulate hormonal imbalances and promote more stable estrogen and progesterone levels, reducing the severity of PMS symptoms.

Acupuncture has been shown to alleviate physical discomfort associated with PMS, such as breast tenderness, bloating, and muscle aches.

Acupuncture can help stabilize mood, reduce irritability, anxiety, and depression, promoting emotional well-being during the premenstrual phase.

Acupuncture has a calming effect on the nervous system, reducing stress levels and promoting relaxation, which can be beneficial for managing PMS symptoms.

Acupuncture can help increase energy levels and improve sleep quality, addressing fatigue and sleep disturbances commonly experienced with PMS.