Acupuncture is a natural approach to treating PMS without negative side effects. Acupuncture affects the menstrual cycle by restoring balance in the neuroendocrine system. The acupuncture point combinations release nerve signals that potentiate the release of hormones and neurotransmitters responsible for the regulation of the menstrual cycle. Uncomfortable symptoms caused by high levels of estrogen in the luteal phase of the cycle will disappear as the progesterone and estrogen levels become more balanced and regular with each cycle.
We know that when the levels of estrogen drop during your premenstrual phase, serotonin levels drop as well. Many of the symptoms PMS sufferers experience are due to excessive decrease in serotonin. These symptoms of excessive decrease include depression, irritability, headaches, sleep disorders, increased appetite, digestive disorders, and libido issues.
If you suffer from PMS symptoms, you don’t need to keep suffering. Research has shown that acupuncture and select herbs help balance the body’s regulatory centers and the hormones and neurotransmitters they produce.