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How Chinese Herbal Medicine can help PMS

Menstrual Health

Are there natural ways to help ease premenstrual syndrome (PMS)? We asked our friends at Zilch Formulas to step and share how they use Chinese Medicine to help.

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a shared experience for many women, but it doesn't mean you have to accept it as your 'normal.' Yes, some level of discomfort is expected, but when it borders on symptoms that disrupt your life, it's time to take action. The good news is that there are natural approaches that can help.


Understanding PMS

PMS encompasses a range of physical, emotional, and psychological symptoms that typically occur in the days leading up to your period. These symptoms can vary widely from person to person; however common symptoms include bloating, breast tenderness, mood swings, irritability, fatigue, and food cravings.


Foods to Assist Your Cycle

A great initial step is to evaluate your diet. Certain foods can exacerbate PMS symptoms, while others can provide relief.

  1. Reduce Salt and Sugar. Excessive salt and sugar can contribute to bloating and mood swings. Cut down on processed foods and opt for whole, unprocessed options.
  2. Increase Calcium and Magnesium. Incorporate foods like leafy greens, nuts, and dairy products into your diet.
  3. Include Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Found in fatty fish like salmon and walnuts, omega-3s can help reduce inflammation.
  4. Limit Caffeine and Alcohol. These substances can worsen anxiety and irritability.
  5. Add Warm Foods and Remove Cold. Chinese Medicine believes cold can affect the channels that go through the uterus and reproductive system, causing stagnation and pain.


The Power of Chinese Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine has a rich history of addressing women's health concerns, including symptoms of PMS + Stress. Adaptogenic herbal medicines have been used in Chinese Medicine for thousands of years, supporting the body to adapt to stress and imbalance that cause imbalance and discomfort. There are a few ways Chinese Medicine can help:

  1. Regulate Hormones: Chinese Medicine and acupuncture can influence the body's hormone release, helping to achieve balance.
  2. Reduce Pain: It can alleviate physical symptoms like cramping and headaches associated with your cycle.
  3. Enhance Mood: Acupuncture can trigger the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, improving mood and reducing stress.
  4. Improve Sleep: Many women with PMS experience sleep disturbances, and acupuncture and herbal medicine can promote better sleep quality.



Zilch Formulas is driven by a desire to make a real change, so people can stop suffering through things unnecessarily. Founder Vivian Tam’s approach has always been empowerment through education. “I truly believe that people should learn the tools, and gain knowledge to better their health. This fosters excitement about their wellness journey and promotes long-lasting, real changes."

Established in Australia in 2016, Zilch Formulas marries the wisdom of 15+ years of clinical experience with the purity of 100% Chinese Herbal ingredients. They are dedicated to offering genuine solutions that are truly natural so you can embark on your healing journey with confidence.


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