4 Ways to Combat PMS Naturally

Every woman has spent more than her fair share of time struggling with mild to severe Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). While many over-the-counter options may offer relief for some women, for those looking for a more natural solution to your bodies’ natural cycle here are some ideas:

  1. Hot Water Bottle: If you are a woman who suffers from cramps, heat may help relieve some discomfort. Instead of using an electric heating pad (which most doctors will advise against) try a hot water bottle or some version of water based heat; not electric. Hot water bottles can be found at your local pharmacy. Talk to your chiropractor about other forms of healthy heat that you can use as well.
  2. Formula 303: As a natural muscle relaxer it can be used during peak discomfort to relax you and the cramps. Being known to relieve stress, anxiety and muscle spasms, Formula 303 can be a great alternative to treat many PMS symptoms at once. Talk to your chiropractor about recommended dosage and uses.
  3. Acupuncture: No woman needs to be suffering from severe PMS symptoms; they can all be alleviated with the proper treatments and supplements. Talk to your acupuncturist if you are suffering from severe PMS to see what treatment options may help. There are many ways in which acupuncture can treat PMS: from cramping, bloating, irritability to over-all body aches and pains.
  4. Natural Supplements and Herbs: If you are consulting an acupuncturist or chiropractor about your PMS discomfort, ask them about what other natural herbs and supplements could benefit you. There are herbs such as Chaste Tree and Evening Primrose Oil as well as supplements such as Iron or Vitamin B-12 that could all be helpful.

by Chugach Chiropractic & Massage Center