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Horrible Menstrual Periods

My name is Laura M.  I came to Abundance Acupuncture in June, 2007 because I was suffering from horrible menstrual periods that gave me severe back pain, cramps, nausea, and sickness.  I had this problem for four years. This problem caused such awful pain in my lower back and abdomen that it made it painful to move during the first day or two of my periods.  It would sometimes be so bad that I would get physically sick.  It also made me feel fatigue, irritability, and I often lost a full night of sleep during my period. 

This made it difficult for me to do anything during my period even going to school or running an errand; basically anything other than trying to sleep or laying down. I tried medications such as naproxen, sodium pamprin, and other pain relievers to resolve this problem and sometimes the period would be a little better and then the next would be just as bad as before.

I began to feel some improvements in my condition after ten treatments at Abundance Acupuncture.  At this point in time my condition feels 85 % better. I now feel less cramping, even without pain relievers and less nausea.  I am able to be at work or play tennis during my period almost as if it were any other day of the month.

I have also had significant improvement in other symptoms like: less sensitivity to the cold and less low back pain in general, not just during my period. During the treatments I felt extremely relaxed as if I was only in the room for five minutes. The Abundance clinic staff is wonderful and friendly.

I would recommend acupuncture to anyone dealing with pain, especially because of their period because it is effective without having to put chemicals or birth control hormones into your body.

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