PMDD, also known as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, causes extreme mood shifts and can potentially disrupt daily life.
PMDD symptoms typically begin 7- 10 days before your period starts and continues for the first few days of your period.
Treatment for PMDD can dramatically minimize or reduce symptoms and mood changes.
The exact cause for PMDD is not known. It may be an abnormal reaction to normal hormone changes that happen each month. These hormonal changes can cause serotonin deficiency. Serotonin is found naturally in the brain and intestines that narrows blood vessels and can affect mood and cause physical symptoms. Underlying depression and anxiety are common in PMDD so it is possible that the hormonal changes that trigger the menstrual period worsen the symptoms of mood disorders.
PMDD causes bloating, breast tenderness, fatigue, and changes in sleeping and eating habits. It may also cause feelings of sadness or hopelessness, anxiety or tension, extreme moodiness, and irritability or anger. Symptoms typically begin 7 - 10 days before the start of your menstrual period and can continue throughout the first few days of your period. Other common symptoms include fatigue, bloating, cramping, headaches, sleep issues, light sensitivity, digestive problems, and changes in appetite. With proper balancing treatments, PMDD symptoms can be greatly reduced or diminished.
At Acupuncture Wellness Services, we use a combination of modalities and techniques to regulate the flow of energy in the body to achieve outstanding results. The extensive training and experience of our practitioners enables them to successfully blend time-tested and ancient treatment protocols with modern and sophisticated therapies. One of the greatest benefits of our procedure is the ability to detect and correct energetic sensitivities to foods and the environment that might be creating symptoms in your body. Each patient is treated individually, and so the combination of techniques is determined at the time of evaluation. Our treatments integrate well with western medicine, chiropractic, massage therapy, occupational therapy, dental work and nutritional healing.
“I used to have hormone imbalance so bad that I was incredibly angry and would actually punch holes in walls to let out aggression. After a few months of treatment, I no longer felt that way AT ALL. My family is no longer scared of me!!! Now I just maintain wellness and I will never stop. You guys are the best!”
- Christime M
“To say that PMDD is life altering is an understatement. To any woman that has it, I encourage you to try what I did… acupuncture. I cannot believe how effective these treatments are and my symptoms are now so mild! Dr Nicole and her staff are so caring and knowledgeable. I really feel heard and taken care of thank you so much.”
- Trish O