Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PDD) affects 90 percent of menstruating girls and women of all ages.
The most common physical and psychological symptoms include:
- Anxiety, irritability, mood swings, and nervous tension
- Depression, insomnia, lethargy, and confusion
- Bloating, weight gain, headaches, and breast tenderness
- Increase in appetite, food cravings
Traditional Chinese Medicine is valuable for resolving all indications of PMS and PDD. Acupuncture and herbal formulas have the ability to regulate the body’s energetic Qi and blood flow patterns and also correcting hormonal balance between all stages of the reproductive cycle.
At Huatuo Clinic, we use both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to treat PMS and PDD before, during, and postmenstrual cycles. For us to design the most effective treatment for each individual under our care, we take into consideration your health history as well as your objectives for your health. Although relief may be experienced after 1-2 treatments, 3 months is the commonly recommended duration of treatment to fully regulate hormones to resolve PMS and PDD syndromes. Diet therapy and lifestyle habits may also be suggested.