Premenstrual Syndrome (Pms)

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Premenstrual Syndrome (Pms)" Issue / Symptom Connections

Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for premenstrual syndrome (pms).

Content Related to Premenstrual Syndrome (Pms)

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "premenstrual syndrome (pms)" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "premenstrual syndrome (pms)" - i.e. the "cause(s)".

For non-practitioners, we recommend reading treating the "cause" and not the "symptoms" for more on the overall approach and the importance of the TCM diagnostic system in formulating treatment approaches.

Related Acupuncture Protocols

When developing an acupuncture protocol a practitioner is very often focusing on the causal diagnoses in Chinese Medicine terms, not on the condition itself. To illustrate and guide developing an acupuncture treatment for someone experiencing premenstrual syndrome (pms), this issue is referenced in the following acupuncture protocol section:

Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific condition or diagnostic pattern. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following points should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • View EX Huatuojiaji at L1 (Sides of Spine at L1)

        .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of L1

        L1 innervates and influences the adrenal gland, the testis or the vagina areas.  It is used for a range of hormonal issues including menstrual issues, PMS, fertility issues, sexual issues, etc. Used  extensively within the Tam Healing Sys…
  • View EX Huatuojiaji at S1 (Sides of Spine at S1)

        In the area around the 1st sacral foramen, UB 31

        S1 influences the ureter and is used along with S2 and S3 for a range of menstrual issues, fertility issues, PMS, etc.  May be useful for low back pain. Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled …
  • View EX Huatuojiaji at S3 (Sides of Spine at S3)

        In the area around the 3rd sacral foramen, UB 33

        S3 influences the external genitalia and is used for pain in the reproductive organs or other issues, genital pain, PMS, etc. Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or …
  • View EX Huatuojiaji at T9 (Sides of Spine at T9)

        .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T9

        T9 (Left) innervates the stomach and is used for a range of digestive issues including gas, bloating, ulcers and heartburn as well as stomach cancer. T9 (Right) innervates the liver and is used for a range of physical liver as well as liv…
  • View UB 18 (Liver Shu)

        1.5 cun lateral to GV 8, level with T9.

        Main point for all Liver related conditions in TCM terms - physical and psycho-emotional. Physical liver issues such as - hepatitis, jaundice, cirrhosis.  Generalized blood stagnation, qi stagnation, etc. Brightens the eyes - important p…

The Tom Tam/Tong Ren Therapy system can be applied via energy healing/medical qi gong methods as well as an acupuncture component. The acupuncture aspect is generally utilized in combination with more standard TCM diagnostic approaches.

For the specific points/areas that would generally be utilized in someone experiencing "premenstrual syndrome (pms)", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) ".

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