Acupuncture for Period Pain

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Acupuncture for period pain is a very effective treatment when it comes to providing relief for your premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Our clinic provides the best acupuncture for period pain in Irvine.

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irvine acupuncture for period cramps treatment
irvine acupuncture for period cramps treatment

“Had an amazing experience here. I had serious neck and shoulder problem to the point that I couldn’t move my left upper body with sever pain. But after two visits here my pain went down a lot. And I was nearly 100% recovered after a week of treatment.” – B.C. (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)

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PMS Information

Chinese Medicine Theory shows that there are some patterns of period cramps. Clinically, the most frequent patterns are Qi stagnation, Blood stasis, and Cold-damp. Qi /Blood stagnation in the lower abdominal area will cause pain, Cold-Damp is one of the causes of Qi/Blood stagnation.


Dysmenorrhea symptoms include:

  • Aching pain in the stomach
  • Pressure in the stomach
  • Pain in the hips, lower back, and inner thighs


In some cases, there are some symptoms you might experience with your period cramps. These symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Loose stools
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

What is Acupuncture for Period Cramps?

Treating period cramps with acupuncture, the acupuncturists would choose Ren and Sp Meridians’ acupuncture points, because Ren Meridian connects the uterus and ovaries and Sp Meridian can promote Qi and Blood circulation. Thus getting incredible results in reducing pain and discomfort.

Do you need acupuncture to help deal with your period cramps? Our certified acupuncturists can help you. Visit our clinic, Irvine Meridian Acupuncture Health Center, and receive the best acupuncture for period cramps in Irvine. 

Acupuncture for Period Pain
Acupuncture for Period Pain
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Acupuncture for period cramps can be used as an effective treatment for period pains. In a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information [1], they conclude that acupuncture for dysmenorrhea can be used as an effective and safe treatment for females with primary dysmenorrhea (the medical term for painful menstruation). In another study published in PLOS One [2], they found that acupuncture for period cramps was able to reduced menstrual pain intensity and duration after three months of acupuncture treatment and this was sustained for up to one year after trial entry.

Want to find “acupuncture for period cramp near me? Our clinic can provide you the best acupuncture for period cramps in Irvine. Call now to get complimentary consultation!

I too have always suffered with horrible and debilitating pain from my periods my whole life. The only option that was given to me was birth control pills. Unfortunately, just like many other pharmaceutical drugs there are always side effects with them. Plus I did not want to be on synthetic hormones for the rest of my life and it wasn’t helping my pain that much anyway.

It has now been 6 months since I see him for my weekly treatments. I can honestly say I do not suffer from any pain anymore! I don’t have to stay in bed or even take an Advil which is HUGE for me. I don’t even suffer from PMS. I literally go through the entire month pain free and wake up and get my period. This has never happened my entire life. Dr. Fu is simply amazing, I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for PMS relief or relief from endometriosis. I am not on the pill and will never do a surgery because of how well I have responded to his method of acupuncture in treating my endometrial pain. He helped me tremendously as well as my friend who referred me to him.

His staff is also so sweet and friendly and his office is very nice and clean.

Please go see him, you won’t regret it as he really is the best!

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Western doctors always just told me to take birth control pills or have babies (neither of which I wanted to do).  During my period when it got really bad, I was bed-ridden for days (besides constant bathroom runs), with cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea all rolled into one hellish experience.  I’ve seen other acupuncturists in the past, but Dr. Fu was very helpful in explaining a lot about his treatment methods and took time each appointment to ask questions, feel my pulse and examine my tongue which other doctors never did regularly.  I was really adamant on getting treated thoroughly this time so I’ve been seeing him 3 times a week.  It’s really important you go regularly and to eat the herbs if you want to see results!  There’s no quick-fix to any health issue, but if you’re really serious about getting better and don’t want to suffer anymore, seeing Dr. Fu regularly is a no-brainer.

It’s been over two months now and I’m really happy to say I can now function normally when my period comes.  There is still light cramping, but it’s tolerable and I’m just thankful there’s no more vomiting! I really can’t believe how much better I feel and there’s not enough positive things I can say about Dr. Fu.  Him and his staff are all really caring and kind, and the office is nice and relaxing.  I actually look forward to my periods now, just to see and feel how much I’ve improved 🙂

Additional Info

Dysmenorrhea is a medical term for painful menstrual cramps and it can be broken into two groups:

Primary Dysmenorrhea

Primary dysmenorrhea is the more common form of menstrual cramps that recurs and not due to any health conditions. Primary dysmenorrhea is usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and sometimes diarrhea. This type of dysmenorrhea becomes less severe as a woman gets older and may stop completely when one has a baby.

Secondary Dysmenorrhea

Secondary dysmenorrhea is menstrual pain caused by a medical disorder in the woman’s reproductive organs like endometriosis (most common cause), adenomyosis, uterine fibroids, or some infection. This type of dysmenorrhea usually is not accompanied by nausea, vomiting, fatigue, or diarrhea. In most cases, if you feel more painful period cramps later in life, it might be due to secondary dysmenorrhea.

Relieving period cramps can be really helpful especially if you are experiencing severe period pains. Here are what helps period cramps and acupuncture for menstrual cramps can help with some of these below:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Limit prostaglandin production
  • Block pain
  • Increase uterine blood flow
  • Treat an underlying condition, like endometriosis

Other things you might want to try to help relieve period cramps:

  • Heat
  • Diet changes
  • Supplementation
  • Stress relief
  • Quitting smoking
  • Exercise
  • Sex
  • Self-care

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