If you still suffer from menstrual discomfort after you have tried the above measures, then you might need to seek medical help. Traditional Chinese Medicine offers an excellent combination of acupuncture and herbal supplements to relieve or even eliminate your menstrual discomfort. Acupuncture can provide immediate relief for cramps, bloating, diarrhea, constipation and physical pain. The state of relaxation that you achieve with regular acupuncture can also provide relief of the emotional distress and mood swings that accompany menstrual cycles for some women.   

Menstrual Disorders

Menstrual cramps, irregular menstruation, mood swings, irritabilities, diarrhea, edema, constipation, as well as other symptoms are very common among many women. Many women can function with the discomfort, but some others are not so fortunate. Some women can't go to work or perform their daily routine, resulting in compromised quality of life. 

When a woman is menstruating, she is in a state of deficiency. She is losing the precious blood her body has produced for the past month. Menstrual blood is not dirty; on the contrary, it is very precious. Therefore, during your menses, it is the time to conserve your energy! 

There are some things women can do to minimize discomfort during menses:

  • Avoid vigorous physical activities, such as jogging, or any vigorous sports.
  • Avoid cold foods or beverages.
  • Avoid cold showers.
  • Keep your body warm, especially in wintertime. 
  • Use heat or a heating pad to relieve menstrual cramps. 
  • A cup of hot soup also helps to ease cramps. 
  • Practice some form of mind/body exercise, such as Tai-Chi or Yoga, to destress.