Asian medicine and pms

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Mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, irritability, skin problems, bloating, and depression…. Many dread the last week of every cycle because of how irritable and miserable they feel. Chinese medicine has been treating premenstrual symptoms for thousands of years and here at the Yinova Center, we have drawn on this traditional wisdom to help modern New Yorkers address their PMS simply and effectively. In Chinese medicine, uncomfortable symptoms before the period are related to Liver Qi Stagnation and by this, we mean that stress and fatigue cause qi and blood to circulate less well and our livers to function sluggishly resulting in hormonal transitions that are not smooth.

6 Remedies for PMS from Chinese Medicine

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) in Chinese Medicine(PMS)

As acupuncturists who specialize in reproductive health, we meet plenty of patients who suffer from menstrual cramps. Dysmenorrhea is the technical term for the dull throbbing abdominal pain that some people experience during their periods. It can range from a mild annoyance to the kind of severe pain that can ruin several days each month. Western doctors classify menstrual cramps as either primary or secondary dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorrhea has no known cause whereas secondary dysmenorrhea is caused by a physical problem such as fibroids or endometriosis. In Chinese medicine, there are several diagnoses but the most common are qi stagnation, blood stagnation, or blood deficiency.

Using Chinese Medicine to Treat Menstrual Cramps

Premenstrual syndrome PMS occurs in women during their reproductive age with a quite negative impact on their daily lives. Women with PMS experience a wide range of physical or psychological symptoms and seek treatment for them. Prescriptions of CHM were obtained from two million beneficiaries randomly sampled from the National Health Insurance Research Database, a nationwide database in Taiwan. The ICD-9 code
PMDD follows a cyclical pattern beginning after ovulation, during the luteal phase of menstrual cycle, and ending shortly before menstruation. Generally, the luteal phase begins after ovulation and lasts about fourteen days. Although the definite cause of PMDD is still unknown, research has shown that the fluctuation of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone and a deficiency of serotonin are most often involved. The question you need to ask yourself is will this treatment method transform my health or will this just mask the symptoms previously discussed?