Natural Relief For PMS-Orlando, Maitland, Winter Park
Eighty percent of women will experience some symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome. These can include anxiety, irritability, mood swings, weight gain, water retention, low back ache and breast tenderness. Everything just seems to be out of balance.
The common conventional approach to PMS usually includes diuretics, antidepressants, and hormones. The side effects associated with these kind of treatments can be just as bad if not worse than the PMS itself. The natural approach to treating PMS works to help balance the body overall, taking into account the hormones, diet and lifestyle…
Dietary changes can help alleviate common symptoms of PMS. Eliminating caffeine, even reducing the amount consumed per day can help reduce breast tenderness. Hydrating and plenty of water per day is very important, and eating foods high in complex carbs and low fat. Be sure to include whole grains, legumes, and fresh fruit and veggies to your diet to help support optimum health.
Sometimes if our diet is not so good, it would be a good idea to add a good daily multi vitamin to ensure your getting the essential nutrients
necessary. During our menstrual cycle women need an increased amountof the B vitamins and magnesium. B-6 supplemented with a good B-complex has been shown to help increase the production of serotonin levels in the brain, a neurotransmitter in the brain which has a calming affect on the body. B-6 is also a mild diuretic. Magnesium plays a role in the biochemical function in the body, such as helping to relax the muscles, reduce headaches, and reduce cramps.
Specific herbs can help to balance the female system and reduce some of those uncomfortable symptoms. Dong quai and chasteberry have a long history of use for dealing with female issues. Chasteberry has been shown to increase the amount of progesterone in proportion to estrogen, helping to establish hormonal balance. Essentail fatty acids from evening primrose oil have been a popular part of treating PMS, they too also help balance the hormones. In addition to acupuncture lifestyle changes, and herbal supplements, dealing with PMS syndrome can be a thing of the past.
Call today to see how acupuncture can help you deal with PMS, and get your menstrual cycle regulated. Call Four Seasons Acupuncture at 321-662-4871. We provide service to the residents of Orlando, Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, Maitland, Lake Mary.
Located at the corner of Horatio and 17-92
110 N.Orlando Ave. Suite 3, Maitland, Florida 32751