Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at the functioning of various internal body organs to determine if you have an excess or deficient condition. Upon determining a diagnosis, your tongue and pulse will be investigated to help understand the quality and quantity of qi (energy) and blood. This information is vital for your practitioner in combination with your health history or any current or previous PMS signs or symptoms. This will help conclude if there is any qi or blood stagnation present within your body that may impair a harmonious menstrual flow.
Your acupuncture treatments will aim to help regulate your menstrual cycle and hormones naturally. We do this by working closely with you and each phase of your menstrual cycle including: pre-period, during, post-period and help assist your ovulatory phase – important if you are wishing to conceive.
OTHER TRIGGERS OF PREMENSTUAL SYNDROM SYMPTOMS
- Low back pain or thigh pain
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Faintness or dizziness
- Headaches or migraines
- Mood swings (anger, irritability, sadness, teary)
- Depression or anxiety
MENSTRUAL CRAMPS MAY BE MORE SEVER IN PATIENTS WITH THE FOLLOWING
- Poly-cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
- Cervical Stenosis.
- Uterine fibroids.
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
WHAT TO EXPECT
If you present with severe period pain, we recommend a visit to your local GP or doctor for further investigation. This will help determine if you have any health complications or if you are just suffering from severe pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms. A check-up will also help your Acupuncturist make a more accurate diagnosis ensuring an individualized treatment plan is designed to suit you – after all, your health and wellbeing is our only concern. So we like to know exactly what is going on internally, to help us get to the root cause of any problems or imbalances.
Your Acupuncturist a will do a thorough health screen to help understand your current and previous health history and lifestyle and dietary habits. This will help develop a treatment plan tailored to you.