Acupuncture: Proven PMS ReliefThe American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reported that an estimated eighty-five percent of women have at least one PMS symptom during their monthly cycle.

This is not surprising given the long list of symptoms associated with PMS however it is the severity of these symptoms that can be disconcerting. These challenging discomforts have many women reaching for anything they can get their hands on for fast relief. At Integrative Med Solutions (IMS), naturopathic medicine and acupuncture are excellent remedies for all levels of reactions to PMS.

Acupuncture: Proven PMS Relief
In a 2002 study reported by Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, it is stated that, “…the success rate of acupuncture in treating PMS symptoms was 77.8%, whereas it was 5.9% in the placebo group….The initial positive results of PMS symptoms with a holistic approach are encouraging and acupuncture should be suggested to the patients as a method of treatment.”  By approaching PMS with the ability to adjust misguided energy, licensed acupuncturist Dr. Lisanti will determine the best meridians and points for you, which may include:

  • Liver Qi Stagnation – SJ5, GB41, LI3
  • Heart and Spleen Deficiency – UB15, HT7
  • Liver and Kidney Yin Deficiency – KI3, LI3, LU7
  • Phlegm Fire Harassing Upwards – SP9, ST40, PC7, ST8

Finding specifics enables not only relief of acute symptoms but may create a possible accumulative effect whereas future, expected PMS, symptoms may be dissipated.

Nutraceutical Supplements: B6 and More
Some clinical trials suggest that the vitamin supplement B6 can aid in relieving PMS discomfort. Other trials are still unconvinced. However, at Integrated Med Solutions (IMS) a direct, individual path is discovered and remedied according to each person’s unique constitution.  This includes Dr. Lisant suggesting such additions as calcium, a good balancer of estrogen and progesterone; Evening Primrose Oil, a female tonic high in omega-3 fatty acid which may relieve mood swings or breast tenderness and all B’s or a B-complex, not just B6, which assist estrogen removal from the liver. These and other nutraceutical supplements are prescribed according to your entire history, including current medications, for a safe, monitored effort to restore your vitality.

Centuries old, homeopathy goes deep into the energetic vibration throughout your body and nudges it back into place using safe oral formulas. IMS will assess the best and safest remedies for your PMS challenges. Some examples would be:

  • Folliculinum – derived from a type of synthetic estrogen.
  • Bovista – a mushroom remedy, a/k/a puffballs helps reduce bloating and fluid retention.
  • Chamomilla – Using the calming energy of the chamomile plant, this preparation reduces irritability, anxiety and hypersensitivity.

Other approaches include clinical nutrition which uses foods as medicinal remedies for PMS or botanical medicine, a plant and herbal cabinet straight from Mother Earth. At Integrative Med Solutions, we will design an acupuncture and naturopathic treatment program that works for you.  In many cases, insurance covers portions of the treatment. Allow us to support you to achieve optimal health.  To make an appointment or find out more about how acupuncture can benefit you, please call our office at 914.337.2980  914.337.2980 or click here to schedule an online appointment.

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