acupuncture, pmdd, premenstrual dysphoria syndrome

Acupuncture and Premenstrual Dysphoria Disorder (PMDD)

Have you ever wondered about treating PMDD with acupuncture?("pmdd" stands for premenstrual dysphoria disorder) In the Orient, two of the most important medical techniques are acupuncture and herbal medicine. PMDD is one of a variety of syndromes which were collective known as premenstrual syndrome, but it is actually more helpful to make a more exact diagnosis by using Chinese or Japanese diagnostic categories than to use these general terms. Emotional swings, irritability, sudden anger, depression, insomnia, and general unhappiness which vary with the menstrual cycle may occur with premenstrual dysphoria disorder. These may or may not be associated with physical symptoms and signs.

The use of drugs and antidepressants may lead to unpleasant side effects and can interfere with sexual satisfaction, though these are the most commonly prescribed medicines for these problems in the United States. In contrast, Oriental medicine and acupuncture are effective and easily tolerated. Also, treatment can be individualized. Many doctors give the same drugs to every woman with this diagnosis. The best and most effective medicine requires adapting the treatment to the individual.

Acupuncture therapy and traditional medicines prepared from different plants are very helpful in helping correct many complex disorders like pmdd.

Relieving PMDD with acupuncture requires a commitment for at least 3 menstrual cycles to determine the exact imbalance and the most effective treatment. Often, women require individualized treatment as even though the symptoms may be similar, the root of the disorder may actually be different. Please visit our site to learn more about acupuncture and treatment with traditional medicinals.

Time will prove that traditional methods of treatment like acupuncture will help to reduce suffering for many disorders common in modern society. We believe that the secret of improving health at a reasonable cost lies in the use of the ancient systems of traditional medicine for helping physical and emotional imbalances.

Dr. L.B. Grotte, M.D., has studied Oriental medicine since 1972 and has practiced Oriental medicine in Cleveland for more than 27 years. Our small practice specializes in creating individualized treatment plans combining Western and Oriental methods. Call us at 440-461-7488 or visit our website for more information, or to make an appointment.

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