Approximately 90% of women experience some degree of premenstrual symptoms at some point in their life. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to physical and emotional symptoms that occur in the one- to two-week period before a woman’s menstrual period. Symptoms often vary between each individual and dissipate around the start of the menstrual flow. Common symptoms include acne, tender breasts, bloating, feeling tired, mood changes and irritability, cramping in the lower abdomen, and lower back pains.

Chemical changes in the brain have been attributed to PMS.

Fluctuations of serotonin, a brain chemical (neurotransmitter) that is thought to play a crucial role in mood states, could trigger PMS symptoms. Insufficient amounts of serotonin may contribute to premenstrual depression, as well as to fatigue, food cravings and sleep irregularities. Much evidence suggests that PMS is the result of hormonal imbalance. The good news is that you have the power to shift that hormonal imbalance. You do not have to live with this unbearable condition every month.

Our team can teach you lifestyle techniques to help balance and maintain steady levels of hormones and neurotransmitters through the month so that you can take control of your hormonal imbalances and live a more stable and fulfilling life.

PMS / PCOS - Chemical Changes
PMS / PCOS - Treatment

At The Balanced Woman we treat the cause, not just the symptoms of PMS.

All health begins with your bodies nutritional state. An unbalanced, unhealthy diet can intensify all of the symptoms of PMS. We will teach and guide you in making the proper dietary choices, including what to avoid and why. Exercise is also an important part of a healthy lifestyle. At The Balanced Woman we will evaluate your level of fitness and develop a customized plan to fit your ability and comfort level. Meditation and mindfulness are food for the mind. Being present can help alleviate PMS and is key to optimal health. We will show you how to slow down and check in with your body, mind and soul.

At The Balanced Woman we treat the cause, not just the symptoms of PMS. Once you focus on proper diet, appropriate exercise and mindfulness, the body will find it’s natural balance.