What is premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of emotional and physical symptoms linked to the menstrual cycle. PMS symptoms occur one to two weeks before a menstrual period starts. The most common symptoms are depression, mood swings, anxiety, loss of concentration, fatigue, food cravings, trouble sleeping, headaches, breast tenderness, water retention, acne flare-ups, constipation or diarrhea and more. The symptoms vary from woman to woman and from cycle to cycle. For some women, the symptoms may be mild or moderate, and for others they are severe enough to affect their daily routines and activities. For most women, PMS symptoms disappear as soon as the menstrual period begins.
What are the causes of Premenstrual Syndrome?
Hormone changes play an important role in PMS. Chemical changes in the brain, depression, stress and improper eating habits can aggravate PMS.
How does Chinese medicine treat Premenstrual Syndrome?
In the Chinese medical perspective, energy flow through the liver and kidneys is the main factor that affects menstrual periods. Therefore, we need to soothe the liver and support the kidney system to ensure that they are in balance. In doing so, your hormone levels and other chemicals in your body will be in balance as well. Chinese herbal medicine for PMS helps to harmonize the kidney and liver systems in order to balance the hormones. It also soothes your mind to allow you to better deal with anxiety, depression, and to improve your sleep.
For how long do I need to take the PMS formula to see results?
If you start taking the Formula at the end of one period, most people will see results in the next period cycle, though it may take 1 to 2 months to get rid of PMS completely.