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Menstrual Cramps and PMS

Acupuncture delivers effective pain relief and eases discomfort associated with a woman’s menstrual cycle. In fact, the National Institute of Health recommends acupuncture for treating this condition because it offers pain relief without the use of medications. Acupuncture can help to relieve:

  • Abdominal cramping
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • General aches and pain of muscles and joints

Treatment will vary depending on the overall pattern of symptoms and the affected meridians. Following treatment, one can expect to feel relaxed, with an overall sense of wellbeing.


Acupuncture eases discomfort from PMS and supports the body’s ability to repair itself; to unblock the channels of energy that bring on PMS symptoms. Acupuncture can help to:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Stimulate the nervous system to release pain relieving endorphins and balance hormones
  • Reduce feelings of stress and tension
  • Reduce or eliminate bloating and water retention

As with all health conditions, acupuncture can help to bring the body into balance, however, other factors such as changes in diet and exercise may be needed to fully address the root cause of discomfort.

Don’t let PMS or monthly cramps associated with your cycle hamper your lifestyle. Schedule your appointment today to discuss treatment options!

Call 650-646-5744 or use the online appointment service:

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The Healing Point Acupuncture Clinic
Xia Xin, L.Ac., CSMA


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