Although premenstrual Syndrome and Menstrual Irregularities are contemporary Western disease categories, Chinese doctors have been treating what they call menstrual movement diseases (PMS) and menstrual irregularities.
It consist of menstrual cycles in which the period or menses are coming late,early, or at no fixed date. Menstrual diseases also have situations where there is heavy uterine bleeding during the time of this interval and/or continuous uterine bleeding at irregular periods (menorrhagia/ metorrhagia); lack of periods (amenorrhea); painful periods (dysmenorrhea); ovarian cysts; and endometriosis.
PMS, is best characterized by the array of possible symptoms that may accompany this time of the month such as:
- Nervous tension and Fatigue
- Breast Distention, Pain & Lumps
- Abdominal Distention and Pain
- Diarrhea, Vomiting and Nausea
- Constipation, Bloating
- Headache & Body Pain
- Changes in Appetite & Cravings
- Fever, Asthma or Recurrent Colds
- Nosebleed, Bloody stools &/or urine
- Rashes & Acne
- Changes in Emotions & Irritability
Chinese Medical Theory
There are very definite mechanisms accounting for each and each of these premenstrual symptoms, in addition to, for the”menstrual disease situations”, mentioned above. There are time-tested treatments for each of them. These may include acupuncture &/or Chinese herbal medicine. Treatment for the”menstrual movement ailments”/PMS and for the menstrual irregularities will start starting somewhere during the woman’s 28-30 day menstrual cycle, and is determined by how her symptoms are manifesting. These remedies are combined with dietary changes, exercise and lifestyle modifications.
Typically, the conventional Chinese medical plan of treatment for PMS and menstrual irregularities spans 3-4 menstrual cycle (= 3-4 weeks ) but may also span 6-12 weeks (depending on seriousness of situation), together with the amount of days per month requiring therapy declining with each cycle.
And the ultimate objective of this treatment, is to educate the woman what foods to avoid and how to organize her life so as to help manage her own condition(s) and help avoid any recurring PMS symptoms. In addition, with the theories and diagnostic techniques of Chinese Medicine, we will have the ability to advise every girl on what vitamins and nutritional supplements to use to make her treatment even more effective.
Such therapy doesn’t only suppress symptoms and regulate menstrual cycles, but rebalances the whole body’s mechanics, thus leading to vibrant good health and a renewed sense of poise and stability.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
Each of the major organs and bowels are brought into harmony, in addition to, the female’s Qi, Blood, and Body Fluids. Western medication describes the mechanisms of PMS and Menstrual irregularities concerning hormones, prostaglandins, and hormones. While all of them are true and legitimate, such biochemical descriptions don’t enlighten and empower women.
Although that the Chinese theories of Qi and Blood, Yin and Yang, the five components, and twelve organs and bowels may seem primitive and unscientific, they have proven their worth in professional clinical practice for over 100 generations. Using these theories, girls are knowledgeable and empowered on a really practical human level. No you can control their secretion of estradiol, but”liver qi stagnation” could be remedied by exercise, relaxation and the ideal acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.