Acupuncture: a go-to treatment for PMS

We love taking a look at health from a different perspective. Chinese medicine views health from a more holistic perspective. It searches for causes of symptoms and restores balance. Body energy imbalances cause PMS (premenstrual syndrome). Sometimes energy can become stagnant, causing symptoms. Acupuncture restores energy balance and frees energy flow. PMS is common among menstruating people. If you're one of them, you know the symptoms all too well. Acupuncture is one of our favourite treatments for PMS. It can help with so much! From reducing feelings of irritability and depression to regulating periods and increasing progesterone levels, it's a go-to! Read on to find out more about how acupuncture can help with PMS.

Reduces irritability, depression, and calms our nervous system 

Stress is a big cause of PMS. Inflammation created from stress affects our hormones, causing PMS. Symptoms like irritability, depression, anxiety, and fatigue are common. Acupuncture reduces stress and calms our nervous system. By reducing stress, we can reduce PMS!

It also calms the nervous system. A calm nervous system feels more relaxed and in control. Feeling in control reduces symptoms like irritability and anxiety. Acupuncture also stimulates endorphins, our natural pain killers. Endorphins reduce pain, improve mood, and help us relax!

Increases progesterone 

Low progesterone levels can cause PMS symptoms. Symptoms of low progesterone are:

  • bloating
  • fatigue
  • mood swings
  • cravings
  • irritability
  • brest tenderness 

Acupuncture can relieve these symptoms by increasing progesterone levels. It increases chemicals (like beta-endorphin) that increase progesterone. Regular acupuncture sessions can support progesterone production.

Regulates periods, making them more predictable

Who doesn't love a regular period? Acupuncture affects hormones and hormones control the menstrual cycle. It regulates menstrual cycles and increases blood flow. The result is less painful and more regular periods.

Acupuncture could be your new bff for period support. Our naturopathic doctors and acupuncturists can both support you! You can book online by clicking here.

Here are a few more links we think you might find interesting! 

Learn more about acupuncture on our acupuncture service page, click here!

Learn more about fertility and acupuncture on our blog, click here!

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