Acupuncture for PMS and Menopause

For women, hormonal imbalances can result in a whole host of uncomfortable, even debilitating symptoms, including:

  • PMS, with mood swings, irritability, bloating, water retention and sore breasts
  • Painful menstruation
  • Infertility and sexual dysfunction
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Acne
  • Depression and anxiety

Acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine can be used to improve all of these symptoms by bringing hormone levels into balance.


Acupuncture is very effective in the treatment of PMS. Many women find immediate relief for some of their most problematic symptoms, but chronic hormone imbalance typically requires several sessions of acupuncture treatment. Chinese herbal remedies can also be particularly helpful in finding long-term relief. Your acupuncture doctor may recommend dietary therapy to minimize or avoid foods that worsen your symptoms.

Perimenopause and Menopause

Hormonal imbalances are common during the years leading up to menopause. Numerous studies have documented the effectiveness of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in reducing or eliminating hot flashes, and treating the mental confusion, insomnia, anxiety and vaginal dryness that can occur at this time of life.

Although menopause is something every woman will go through, each woman is different and her treatment plan will be unique to her needs. Your doctor will do a thorough intake interview and exam to understand the ways in which your body is experiencing energetic changes. He or she will then advise on a course of treatment and possible complementary therapies [link to complementary therapies] to relieve your symptoms.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lee or Dr. Fischer at our Providence, RI, acupuncture clinic, call 401-743-9533. All calls returned promptly.

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