PMS & PMDD

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Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine for PMS and PMDD

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Relief.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists estimates that at least 85 percent of menstruating women have at least 1 PMS symptom as part of their monthly cycle. Most of these women have fairly mild symptoms that don’t need treatment. Others (about 3 to 8 percent) have a more severe form of PMS, called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

Acupuncture and Herbal medicine can help!

A systematic review of studies concluded Acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments for premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder showed a 50% or better reduction of symptoms compared to the initial state. In both acupuncture and herbal medical interventions, there have been no serious adverse events reported, proving the safety of the interventions while most of the interventions provided over 50% relief of symptoms associated with PMS/PMDD.

When working with Premenstrual concerns, Miriam advises her patients to come in 2x/week for 4-6 weeks to effect significant change in a woman’s Menstrual cycle and alleviate the associated symptoms. Patients experience relief in their first 1-2 visits, but often require the full 4-6 or 6-12 visits to create the necessary hormonal balance. Herbal medicine is often utilized.

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for PMS and PMDD
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Conscious Manhattan Acupuncture Clinic

PMS & PMDD 

 

PMS occurs more often in women who:

Are between their late 20s and early 40s
Have at least 1 child
Have a family history of depression
Have a past medical history of either postpartum depression or a mood disorder

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a severe form of PMS. The main symptoms, which can be disabling, include:

Feelings of sadness or despair, or even thoughts of suicide
Feelings of tension or anxiety
Panic attacks
Mood swings or frequent crying
Lasting irritability or anger that affects other people
Lack of interest in daily activities and relationships
Trouble thinking or focusing
Tiredness or low energy
Food cravings or binge eating
Trouble sleeping
Feeling out of control
Physical symptoms, such as bloating, breast tenderness, headaches, and joint or muscle pain

You must have 5 or more of these symptoms to be diagnosed with PMDD. Symptoms occur during the week before your period and go away after bleeding starts.

PMS & PMDD 

 

PMS occurs more often in women who:

Are between their late 20s and early 40s
Have at least 1 child
Have a family history of depression
Have a past medical history of either postpartum depression or a mood disorder

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a severe form of PMS. The main symptoms, which can be disabling, include:

Feelings of sadness or despair, or even thoughts of suicide
Feelings of tension or anxiety
Panic attacks
Mood swings or frequent crying
Lasting irritability or anger that affects other people
Lack of interest in daily activities and relationships
Trouble thinking or focusing
Tiredness or low energy
Food cravings or binge eating
Trouble sleeping
Feeling out of control
Physical symptoms, such as bloating, breast tenderness, headaches, and joint or muscle pain

You must have 5 or more of these symptoms to be diagnosed with PMDD. Symptoms occur during the week before your period and go away after bleeding starts.

Women’s health

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been used in the treatment of a variety of Women’s health condition for thousands of years. Chinese medicine can be used as adjunct to Western medical care, and is often used alone with great success.

Gynecology

Amenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea, Irregular cycles, Heavy bleeding, PCOS, Fibroids and other masses, Urinary Tract and Yeast infections, Infertility, Miscarriage.

Pregnancy

Nausea & vomiting, Heartburn, Constipation, Neck and Back pain, Fatigue and exhaustion, Insomnia, Anxiety and depression, Sinusitis, Edema, Breech and Posterior positions, Induction.

Labor & Delivery

Stalled labor or failure to progress, malposition of baby.

Post-Natal Treatment

Persistant uterine bleeding, Afterpains, Night sweats, Perineal discomfort, Insufficient lactation, Mastitis, Postnatal depression

Menopause

Night sweats, Hot flashes, Dryness, Insomnia

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