Over 20 years ago, a student in Five Branches University stood up and started shouting at our esteemed theory instructor, Jeffrey Pang. She was deeply offended at the concept of hormonal shifts creating imbalances in women’s moods. The Chinese have called this pattern of hormonal fluctuation different terms such as: Liver qi stagnation, Heart heat, etc. In Western medicine, we call it Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).
The issue of PMS was new to Westerners in the early 1990’s. Times have changed. Now Western medicine practitioners and the general public widely recognize what the Chinese have known for a long time: that hormonal shifts can alter emotional states and the physical body. Rather than denying this fact, the compassionate perspective acknowledges this phenomenon, endeavoring to understand the uniqueness of each patient’s symptomology, and assist each woman in understand the underlying cause of her PMS.
- Breast tenderness
- Mood shifts including irritability, depression and anxiety
- Night sweats
- Cramping, bloating, weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Changes in appetite
The amazing aspect of Chinese medicine is that women do not have to live with these symptoms! So many women accept these monthly discomforts as simply, “part of being a women”. However, this commonly held notion is not true. It is possible to have so few PMS symptoms that you are surprised by the onset of menses!
Imagine, a period without PMS or pain. It is possible.
If you suffer from PMS or its more severe form, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), there is hope! You do not have to live with these symptoms or take Western hormonal treatments to numb or subdue these symptoms. Chinese medicine has a long history of mitigating hormonal fluctuations. In addressing your PMS, you can increase your overall health.
Who wouldn’t want that?
To start your journey towards hormonal balance, schedule your New Patient Appointment today!