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Acupuncture & Acupressure for PMS

Date Published: 30 Aug, 2018

We have seen many women over the years suffering PMS and they have come in for acupuncture here on the Gold Coast.

Premenstrual syndrome can have symptoms of behavioural, physical and psychological, occurring anywhere from 5 to 11 days before menstruation. Symptoms often subside once bleeding has started, or soon thereafter. Some women experience mild symptoms, whilst others have severe debilitating symptoms.

  • FatigueDry Needling Acupuncture Gold Coast
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Food cravings
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Forgetfulness
  • Breast tenderness
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Headaches
  • Fluid retention

These are just some of the over 200 symptoms that have been recorded. PMS is generally a sign of hormone imbalance and every woman varies in their signs and symptoms as each cycle can produce varying hormonal changes depending on their previous month. Environmental, diet and lifestyle all play a role in the hormone cascade.

A Cochrane review of 5 trials analysed the effect of acupuncture or acupressure in women with PMS in comparison to sham acupuncture/acupressure or no treatment. The findings of this review concluded that overall mood and physical PMS symptoms may reduce with acupuncture, when compared to sham. Moderate to severe PMS symptoms may be reduced through the use of acupressure when compare to sham acupressure. Acupuncture and acupuncture was also seen to improve quality of life, both emotionally and physically as rated by participants in various trials included in the review.


Armour M, Ee CC, Hao J, Wilson TMarie, Yao SS, Smith CA. Acupuncture and acupressure for premenstrual syndrome. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD005290. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005290.pub2

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