PMS & Menstration
Premenstrual syndrome is one of the most common disorders a woman experiences during her reproductive years. Symptoms may include bloating, breast tenderness, anxiety, irritability, changes in appetite, poor concentration, sleep disturbance, and depression.
From a perspective of Western Medicine, PMS is understood as an imbalance in estrogen and progesterone levels. However, from a perspective of Traditional Eastern Medicine, the most important factor is emotional stress such as, anger, frustration, and resentment, which results in stagnation of liver qi, a main cause of PMS.
- Progesterone deficiency
- Vitamin B6 deficiency
- Elevation of prolactin levels
- Excessive levels of aldosterone
- Liver qi stagnation
- Phlegm heat affecting the heart
- Liver blood deficiency
- Liver and kidney yin deficiency
- Spleen and kidney yang deficiency
At times women have irregular menstrual cycles or menstrual problems. They may not get their periods, or get them too frequently, or experience unexpected menstrual bleeding.
Foremost, our practitioners look into the possibility of pregnancy, inquire the pattern of bleeding and the duration of menstruation before proceeding with the treatment, which involves regulating the yin, yang, qi and the flow of blood.
Treating PMS and Menstrual Irregularities
Most Premenstrual syndromes are caused by disruptions in the blood circulation of the body. In Traditional Eastern Medicine, PMS is caused by stagnation of the blood flow while menstrual cramps are caused by blood deficiency. So our PMS treatments focus on invigorating blood circulation and eliminating stagnation.
And our Uterine Care Therapy aims to increase the blood flow to the uterine by implementing intestinal yoga and heat therapy. And acupuncture and herbal medications are prescribed to tonify the blood and provide immediate relief of various premenstrual syndromes.