Do you at a certain time of the month find your temper uncharacteristically flaring? Becoming upset at the slight thing ? Are you having intense mood swings and generally feeling out of control? There is a good chance you are not going mad but experiencing the joys of a severe form premenstrual syndrome. Some women are lucky enough to sail through their menstrual cycles without experiencing any fluctuations in mood or encountering any physical changes.
Sciatica is literally a pain in the bum. People suffering from sciatica know how debilitating the pain can be as it travels from the lower spine down one or both legs often reaching the ankle. People report pain when sitting, standing and doing simple tasks can aggravate the pain. Often when I meet clients suffering from sciatica they are in such severe pain they can’t sit for more than a few minutes and need to be moving to keep the pain at bay. What can acupuncture do to help?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease characterised by severe muscular pain, tiredness, stiffness and achy sensations, often sufferers can initially feel it is all in their heads because of the lack of concrete diagnosis. Fibromyalgia is thought to affect 1-2% of the population, predominantly occurs in women and is a syndrome which affects the suffers pain receptors. Research is indicating that a decrease in energy production may be causing the pain as opposed to inflammation.
P.C.O.S is a metabolic disorder that can affect a woman’s hormonal levels which can affect their ability to conceive. It is believed to affect up to 10% of women and is the major cause of irregular cycles in women. P.C.O.S can often begin with the onset of menarche and remains undiagnosed until a woman tries to conceive. The main cause is believed to be hormonal imbalances including the excess production of the male hormone androgen.
With a change of season around the corner, we are coming into the summer while some of us are looking forward to the sunshine and holidays for people who suffer from hay fever it can be a dreaded time of the year. Hay fever is an allergic response to different allergens including pollen, cigarette smoke, chemicals, dust, food and chlorine. The allergens start an immune response in the body leading to too produce antibodies.