PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) Treatment
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) occurs due to an imbalance in the levels of estrogen and progesterone levels in your body. PMS occurs a week before your periods is due and can cause at least 150 different symptoms. PMS is an ugly thing that happens every month.
According to Lorraine Pintus, hormone researcher and author of Jump off the Hormone Swing, PMS is also greatly affected by unhealthy eating, stress, and inadequate sleep. You do not have to rely on medicines only to treat PMS. The good news is that acupuncture can also treat the symptoms of PMS. Based in Columbus, OH, Acupuncture of Columbus will help you treat PMS troubles.
Acupuncture and PMS
Researches have shown that acupuncture is very effective in treating PMS. In one study it was found that acupuncture could cure the symptoms of PMS in almost 78% of the women who had participated in that study. The treatment of acupuncture had been able to alleviate cramps, nausea, headaches, anxiety, and insomnia. Most women have reported to have experienced relief from the various symptoms within 24 hours of the treatment.
Depending on the severity of your symptoms you will most probably be treated once a month a week before the onset of your periods. Western doctors have not yet been able to determine how acupuncture works to cure PMS but they believe that it can help in the increased production of endorphins and also accelerate circulation in the body. These will help correct mood swings and do away with any pain.
Places for acupuncture
Acupuncture is done on certain body parts.
The first and the most important area of treatment is the abdomen. Two and four fingers width below the navel are the two most crucial points for treatment. A pair of points on both ends of the pelvic area where the legs join the body are also important. Another pair of points right below these points is the last area of treatment in the abdominal region.
Acupuncture at these points will help treat all menstrual abdominal discomforts, bloating, gas, cramps, headache, irregular menstrual periods and any other discomfort related to menstruation.
The bony area between the hipbone and the buttocks should be the first point of acupuncture treatment for PMS. The treatment of the sacral points at the base of your pelvis also helps in relieving PMS discomfort. The uterus gets very relaxed if these points are concentrated on.
Acupressure at these points will help relieve menstrual cramps, lower back pain, hip pain, and pelvic pain.
Arms and legs
Applying pressure on the fleshy area between the thumb and the forefinger will help in treating headache and abdominal pain, and also normalize any delayed or irregular periods. On the legs, apply pressure three fingers above the ankle and near to the shin bone. Also apply pressure on the insteps of both your feet for relief from PMS.
If you are a resident of Columbus, OH, you need not worry. Acupuncture of Columbus is your savior.
For more information about how acupuncture and other treatments can help you, please contact Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Steve Drugan,B.S., L.Ac., at 614.218.6287 or click here. Taking new patients in and around Columbus, Ohio.