Are you one of the women who suffers from irregular menstrual cycle problems?:
- Nervous tension & Fatigue
- Breast Distention, Pain & Lumps
- Abdominal Distension & Pain
- Headache & Body Pain Diarrhea
- Vomiting & Nausea
- Nosebleed, Bloody Stools &/or Urine
- Menstrual clots
- Long period
- Heavy bleeding
- Fever, Asthma or Recurrent Colds
- Rashes & Acne
- Changes in Appetite & Cravings
According to Chinese medical theory there are very definite mechanisms accounting for each and every one of these premenstrual symptoms. For instance, premenstrual breast distention is usually due to stagnation within the liver and stomach channels, which connect with the breasts. While premenstrual acne is most often due to heat in the lungs which rule the skin.
But, there are effective treatments for each of these conditions. They may include acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine, starting whenever the signs and symptoms occur combined with dietary changes, exercise, and lifestyle modifications.
Typically the traditional Chinese medical course of treatments for PMS spans 3-4 menstrual cycles with the number of days each month requiring treatment, declining with each cycle. And the ultimate goal of this therapy is to teach the woman what foods to avoid and how to arrange her life so that these symptoms do not recur again. In addition using the theories and diagnostic methods of Chinese Medicine, I will be able to advise each woman on what vitamins and minerals to use to make her therapy even more effective.
Such treatment does not merely suppress symptoms but rebalances the entire body’s mechanism, thus resulting in vibrant good health and a renewed sense of poise and harmony. Using acupuncture and Chinese medicine, each of the major organs and bowels are brought into harmony as well as the woman’s Qi, blood, and body fluids.
And to make therapy even more convenient, many of the herbal formulas used to treat PMS and its related signs and symptoms are available as pills, powdered extracts, and tinctures.
PMS is real. It is not just your imagination.
Western medicine describes its mechanisms in terms of hormones, prostaglandins, and neurotransmitters. While all of these may be true, such biochemical descriptions do not enlighten and empower women. Although the Chinese concepts of Qi and blood, yin and yang, the five phases, and the twelve organs and bowels may appear primitive and unscientific, they nonetheless have proven their value in professional clinical practice for over 100 generations. Using these concepts, women are enlightened and empowered on a very practical and human level. No one can control their secretion of estradiol, but liver Qi stagnation can be remedied by exercise, relaxation, and the right acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
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East Bay Clinic for Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine
1115 Marin Ave
Albany, Ca. 94706