Dealing with the monthly discomforts of PMS or painful periods is tiring and stressful. Many women prefer to avoid pain killers and hormone medication. Acupuncture is a natural alternative that is very effective for all types of Women’s Health issues, including menstrual problems. It is helpful for more than just temporary pain relief. Cindy E. Levitz Lic. Acupuncturist, serving all of NY, including the Flatiron and Chelsea neighborhoods, helps women find the relief they need from their symptoms, and over time reduce a range of problems. It also improves or regulates their periods. She offers a brief guide to the topic below.
Side Effects of PMS
Premenstrual syndrome symptoms often occur one or two weeks before a woman starts her period. 90% of women report dealing with its side effects for 7 to 10 days. Symptoms vary with the individual but often include constipation, headaches and backaches, cramps, bloating, and fatigue. PMS also affects women mentally and emotionally, as many experience mental fatigue, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and irritability. Depression, mood swings, lowered sex drive, and issues with appetite can all occur as well. The severity and constellation of symptoms is different for every woman. In addition to speaking with your Ob/Gyn MD about what you’re experiencing, consider a consultation with a Licensed Acupuncturist who has experience treating Women’s Health Issues.
How Acupuncture Helps
Acupuncture focuses on how energy, called Qi, travels throughout the body. Energy pathways, called meridians, connect all the organs and bodily systems. Blockages and imbalances in the flow through these pathways can cause discomfort, pain, and illness. To address PMS, the acupuncturist may focus on the liver energetic system, as its energy flow is tied to cramping, mood swings, constipation, and many other related side effects.
By releasing blockages, Qi moves more freely. Medically this relates to the flow of energy, blood and fluids. Blood and oxygen flow are increased in the abdomen and uterus, reducing symptoms. Acupuncture sessions are also very relaxing, which helps reduce mental and emotional issues such as depression, anxiety and irritability.
If you’re interested in exploring acupuncture further to see how it can help you, turn to Cindy E. Levitz, Licensed Acupuncturist. She treats patients across New York City including Murray Hill, Gramercy Park and Midtown South and is conveniently located in NoMad near the Flatiron building and Chelsea. Her services range from pain relief and acupuncture for sports injuries to alleviating anxiety. With over two decades of experience, she has the expertise to find the right treatment solution for you. Call (212) 924-8034 today to schedule a complimentary consultation and visit the website to learn more about her.