Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a set of emotional and physical symptoms that appear 5 to 11 days before the beginning of a woman's menstrual period. These symptoms include bloating, headache, constipation, joint inflammation, abdominal pain and cramps, painful menstruation, nausea, weight gain, breast tenderness, food cravings, anxiety, irritability, depression, fatigue, altered sex drive and others.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Premenstrual Syndrome.
The treatment of conditions with acupuncture can be a complicated endeavor that should only be undertaken by individuals with a deep understanding of the underlying Chinese Medicine theory (and/or whatever system being used for treatment). There are many approaches, but generally speaking few viable approaches are involved on a point to condition basis. Rather using proper diagnostic procedures the patients diagnostic pattern is ascertained and that is what is treated. The protocols listed here exemplify some of these clinical approaches.
The following Acupuncture Treatment Protocols May Be Used With Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for premenstrual syndrome (pms) that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.
The following Tam Healing/Tong Ren Therapy Protocols May Be Used With Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating premenstrual syndrome (pms). For a complete list from our store with more details see our premenstrual syndrome (pms) formula section.
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Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)
The following (3) chinese herbs may be useful for premenstrual syndrome (pms). In most cases, however, treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine is done with herbal formulas based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting herbs by function alone. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.