Do You Know What This Woman Did to Beat Her PMS? The Answers May Surprise You!
For all Bergen County NJ women who suffer from PMS. If you are experiencing PMS, learn the 4 essential steps to beating your PMS! You probably know first hand what PMS feels like or you wouldn’t be reading this (Does “Ugh!” sound familiar?) 85% of women report having at least one symptom each month. Here are the 5 most common signs of PMS. Which one of the 5 most common signs of PMS do you struggle with the most?
- Abdominal Cramping
But isn’t this normal?
If you’ve been suffering from any one or more of these symptoms you’ve probably just learned to live with it and accept it as “normal”. However, it is not normal to feel this way (Surprise!). What passes for common is certainly not normal.
The 4 simple steps to beating your PMS!
Exercise: The last thing you want to do when fatigued is to exercise, but did you know that any exercise that will elevate your heart rate will help benefit your PMS? The National Woman’s Health Information Center recommends two and a half hours of moderately intense activity, or one hour and fifteen minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination of the two each week, plus two muscle strengthening sessions. Seems overwhelming right? But if you did just five, 30-minute sessions of moderate intense activity like walking a week, or three, 25-minute sessions on the treadmill a week, you’d hit that goal. Additionally, you add in 15 to 20 minutes of weight training twice a week you can also easily hit this goal. Bottom line, exercise, in any amount will help boost energy and reduce PMS. Pick an exercise routine that gets your heart rate up and that you enjoy so you stick with it.
Improve your diet: The four badies when it come sot food are high salt, caffeine, alcohol, and too much sugar can worsen your PMS! A salt-heavy diet can cause bloating, caffeine can aggravate irritability and anxiety, alcohol may worsen depression, and too much sugar can destabilize your blood sugar and wreck havoc on your moods.
Focus on eating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. And it’s not just what you eat, but how you eat. Aim to eat at regular intervals to avoid dips and spikes in blood sugar. So get in the habit of preparing your meals and snacks prepared in advanced.
Vitamins: Originally, vitamin B6 has been used to treat depression in women taking oral contraceptives, but its use has been expanded to give relief for PMS related mood changes. Low serotonin is a common observation during the second half of the woman’s cycle leading up to PMS. B6 is a co-factor in the production of a serotonin. These are also the most important “feel good” neurotransmitters.
Because serotonin is involved in mood, memory and sleep, a deficiency in vitamin B6 can cause symptoms such as irritability, forgetfulness, insomnia, anxiety and moodiness. These are also the very same PMS symptoms that studies showed vitamin B6 reduced. Therefore, it follows that vitamin B6 supplementation should help reduce these PMS symptoms in other women without depression.
Alternatively, you can boost your vitamin B6 status by eating more foods rich in the vitamin B6 such as sunflower seeds, pistachio nuts, fish, and prunes.
Get Acupuncture: Did you know that women, like yourself, have been using acupuncture for centuries to control their PMS symptoms?
Acupuncture relieves symptoms of PMS in three ways. It enhances blood flow to the uterus. By increasing circulation of blood to the uterus, it reduces pain, bloating, and bowel irregularities. It also balances the behavior of your hormones that flow in the blood stream, so you don’t get the wicked cramping associated with PMS. Finally, acupuncture stimulates the body to release endorphins and boosts serotonin, that radically alleviates your symptoms and lifts your mental state as well.
Needles you say? The needles used are sterile, and no thicker than a cat’s whisker, so there is virtually no pain when inserted. Best of all it is an all-natural way to address your specific symptoms without the use of more medication.
If you are looking for help or are not happy with your current treatments for this, we are here to help you with our unique program of acupuncture, vitamins and herbs to treat the underlying cause of your PMS.
We are offering a free consultation and full evaluation of your condition to see if we could be of help to you for your condition. Please make sure to mention PMS RELIEF WEBSITE SPECIAL when you call. This is a no-pressure visit and it is a tailor made program, according to your specific condition. So if you want to beat your PMS and learn more about acupuncture and PMS, call or email us today. Our caring staff and our professional acupuncturist are here to help you! Call us at 201-444-7150 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our acupuncturist is located in Bergen County, Ridgewood, NJ.