When you suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS), you may feel like you just cannot win the battle within your own body. You suffer from both physical and emotional symptoms that leave you feeling drained, exhausted, uncomfortable, and constantly irritated.

While over-the-counter medications may help with some of these symptoms you are experiencing, you are also most likely looking for alternative options for treating your PMS symptoms as well. Luckily, there are several options available to you through alternative medicine. All you need to do is learn your alternative PMS treatment options and give them a try this month. 

Chiropractic Care

You may not think of going to a chiropractor  like one from Commonwealth Chiropractic when you begin to experience intense PMS-related symptoms. However, chiropractors can help you to treat any number of ailments through spinal manipulations and treatments. 

The reasoning behind this is that the body's nerves travel along the spine. These nerves carry communications to and from the brain and the rest of the body. When the spine is out of alignment, the nerves cannot operate properly, which can lead to several ailments including a worsening of your PMS symptoms. 

As such, a trip to the chiropractor to get your spine adjusted can relieve not only back pain that can be a symptom of PMS, but many of the other physical and emotional symptoms as well. 


Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine practice that focuses on the flow of energy throughout your body. According to the philosophy of acupuncture, when the flow of energy throughout your body is unbalanced or out of sync, your overall health and well-being suffers.

To fix your energy flow problems, an acupuncturist will target specific energy points throughout your body and insert small acupuncture needles into those points. The needles are designed to stimulate your body's energy flow, getting it back in balance and operating properly. 

When you meet with your acupuncturist for the first time, make sure to let them know of all of your troublesome PMS symptoms in as much detail as possible. Then, they will be able to properly determine the acupuncture points that will help relieve your symptoms.

Vitamin and Mineral Treatments

Taking vitamins is good for your overall health, but can also be useful in treating specific conditions including PMS. Taking regular calcium supplements can help you reduce your PMS symptoms, for example.

Calcium is particularly effective at helping treat abdominal cramps and even food cravings often associated with PMS. Other vitamins and minerals that can help relieve your PMS symptoms include vitamin E, ginkgo, and magnesium. 

You can either incorporate foods rich in these nutrients into your regular diet, or by taking daily supplements. By doing so, you can drastically reduce your PMS discomfort going forward.

Alternative medicine offers you several options to treat your PMS symptoms. All you need to do is give these treatments a try, and you may feel PMS relief before you know it.