While acupuncture has been around for 5,000 years, much of the modern world is still only beginning to realize the amazing healing powers of acupuncture treatment.
One of the life-changing ways that Chinese Medicine can help you is acupuncture for P.M.S. and other menstrual-related challenges. Some people can not believe this is true, especially since they have come to accept (grudgingly) the pains of menstruation as a fact of life, and not something that can be changed.
However, if you are dedicated and willing to come in for regular appointments—especially around the time of month when you experience symptoms—you will be amazed by the results.
According to Chinese Medicine, while the symptoms of PMS and menstruation are common, it does not mean that these symptoms are “normal” or to be accepted as a part of life. Rather, these symptoms are an expression that Qi is stagnant, and as a result, symptoms of PMS are expressed. Emotional changes, irritability, bloating, low energy and similar symptoms are the result of the Qi getting blocked and not flowing properly.
The energetic function of the Liver, according to Chinese Medicine, is to facilitate the flow of Qi and blood throughout the entire body. Thus, the function of the liver is essential to the proper functioning and flow of the menstrual cycle. In the days leading up to menstruation, the Qi and Blood should be circulating and moving in order to properly shed the lining of the uterus and prepare to begin a new cycle. Chinese Medicine and acupuncture can help to facilitate this flow.
With all of this said, you should know in advance that things are not going to change overnight—you will need to come in regularly for a while, as these are long-term patterns in the body that need to be reversed, undone and re-balanced. And—I know women who have come in with intense cramps, mood swings and more, and after regular treatment with me over a period of months, they can’t believe the changes they are experiencing.
“I was in disbelief. Every month for as long as I could remember, I was debilitated by menstrual cramps every month for the first day or two of each menstrual cycle, and usually had to take off work and spend it resting in bed. This past two months, I found myself waiting for the pain to arrive, and, it never did. Seriously, this is one of the best and most miraculous things that could have happened as far as I am concerned. I just assumed I would have to deal with this for the rest of my life.” -Rachel L.
Call Marchand Acupuncture today for help with your menstrual cycle, or—any other health and body issues you may be experiencing.