PMT / Period Pain & Acupuncture

Pre-menstrual tension (PMT) and period pains are so common that women who experience no discomfort during their period are in the minority.

Symptoms can include pain before, during or after the period. Accompanying symptoms include headaches, mood changes, stomach ache and change of bowel habit.

From the perspective of Chinese medicine, we pay close attention to the nature of the pain (dull, sharp, aching, dragging etc) and location of pain (abdomen, lower back, thighs etc) as well as the appearance of menstrual blood (light, heavy, thick, clotting, colour etc).

This information allows us to give you a very specific treatment for the symptoms and causes of your pain at different times of the month. This flexibility and specificity makes Chinese medicine highly effective for painful periods.