Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a complex collection of symptoms which effect millions of women each month. Symptoms of PMS can include (but are not limited to): bloating, cramping, breast tenderness, fatigue, headache, emotional upset, and constipation. It is believed that up to 80% of women of reproductive age experience some symptoms of PMS. Most women in this country look at the symptoms of PMS as an inherent part of their menstrual cycle. From a holistic and integrative perspective, it is quite possible – some would say it is a woman’s birthright – to have a menstrual cycle that is smooth and easy.
From an integrative perspective, there are many different approaches to tending women with PMS symptoms. Acupuncture, herbs and nutritional supplements, massage, and chiropractic have all been shown to be effective in treating women suffering from PMS symptoms.