Acupressure for PMS

In 2017, Complementary Therapies in Medicine published an article demonstrating the effects of acupressure on premenstrual syndrome (PMS). PMS is the periodic recurrence of physical, cognitive and behavioural symptoms which occurs during the luteal (second) phase of menstruation and ends by day 4 of menstruation. The most common symptoms are irritability, mood swings, depression, anxiety, bloating, abdominal discomfort, breast pain, headaches and fatigue. (1)


Cupping - a practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)! The cups are applied, air is drawn out (creating a vacuum) and the cups hold tension over the muscle. These cups can be left in place (static/retention cupping), applied and taken off repeatedly (flash cupping) or shifted around, over lubricated skin (sliding cupping). As you can imagine, the cups pick up your skin/muscle, and then release, once taken off. This causes areas of tension to release - providing relief.