It is well documented in the literature that acupuncture can treat the most common gynecological problems, including Premenstrual syndrome. This syndrome has a broad spectrum of symptoms before the commencement of a period. The clinical symptoms of PMS are mainly emotional, such as depression, irritability, sadness, anxiety, or poor concentration. The PMS may also associate with some other physical symptoms, such as breast tenderness, a change in bowel habits, acne, or loss of libido. These signs and symptoms can vary widely in terms of severity, and may change from month to month.
In western Medicine, the PMS is treated with over-the-counter or prescription drugs or hormones. On contrary, The Traditional Chinese acupuncture is referred to energetic systems where each has a correlated acupuncture channel, sensory organ, bodily tissue, emotion and set of functions. The acupuncture management is always focused on correcting the imbalance, or the source of the problem, not just treating outward "symptoms". The main cause of PMS, in most of patients, is the stagnation of Liver energy (Qi). The Liver is an organ system which is responsible for the smooth flow of substances, such as energy or blood, within the body. Therefore, the imbalances may arise from many factors such as poor diet, physical exhaustion or mental trauma. The blockage of Qi or blood in one of the body's organs or energy pathways may be frequently manifested in women in form of PMS.
The traditional Chinese acupuncture is not a sort of medicine interested in only treating premenstrual syndrome but also it focuses on how that disorder manifests through the individual. The changes in the energetics systems of each patient are taking place and corrected in order to attain health and balance.
Acupuncture is extremely effective at treating menstrual disorders including: painful periods, irregular periods, amenorrhea and PMS. If you want further information on this subject please contact the clinical director of the UK ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC (http://www.ukacupuncture.co.uk/about-us.php