Treat PMS with acupuncture and relaxation

To treat menstrual pain and PMS (Pre-Menstrual Symptom), it is not always necessary to take painkillers and medications. Acupuncture, relaxation and exercise can go a long way. Here are some tips. Traditional Chinese medicine teaches us that the liver is the organ most negatively affected by stress, anger, frustration, emotions, alcohol, spicy foods and fat. This causes the qui or life energy of the liver to stagnate, which worsens menstrual pain and the Pre-Menstrual Syndrome PMS (swollen feeling, headache, fatigue, mood swings). However, you can re-optimize the liver by applying one or more of the treatments below.


Acupuncture is one of the best treatments to restore imbalances and remove blockages. By allowing the life energy within the body to flow freely again, deficiencies are replenished and surpluses are removed. The treatment consists of puncturing specific acupuncture points located on the energy channels.


Afraid of needles? Then you might want to opt for acupressure instead of acupuncture. The principles and operation are the same, but with acupressure pressure is applied with the fingers. Needles are not involved. Just like with acupuncture, the blockages will be removed and the body’s balance will be restored.


By regularly taking the time to relax, you allow your body to unblock the life energy, which will give you more energy and reduce pre-menstrual syndrome PMS. Simply doing what you like to do (for example reading a book or taking a bath) is usually sufficient. If you need more help to relax, you can rely on one of the following treatments:


Yoga is an excellent way to relax both body and mind and treat menstrual pain and PMS. You can practice it at home or in a group.


Meditation is a method of clearing your brain and not thinking about anything for a while. Meditation is quite difficult at first. So the message is to have patience. Regular meditation has a very positive influence on menstrual pain and PMS.


Want to treat the fatigue associated with PMS? Then use lavender or rosemary essential oil. A warm bath with a few drops of chamomile essential oil is good for relaxing the muscles and treating menstrual pain.


Regular exercise (walking, jogging, swimming, cycling) can prevent and reduce PMS. It is mainly the regularity of exercise that is important and not its intensity. Also choose exercise that makes you feel good.


Since stress and negative emotions play a major role in PMS and menstrual pain, it is important that you avoid the negative aspects of your life as much as possible. If negative emotions do arise, you have to learn to express them. If you don’t do this, the stress will affect your organs and health. Actually, life should be simple: find what makes you happy and do it; banish everything else from your life. If you take this into account, your period pain and PMS will disappear like snow in the sun.

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