I have suffered from severe PMS for over 2 years. The pain starts 2 weeks before my period and hurt me constantly. I had pain in my breasts, lower back, and pain in my legs so severe that it caused them to shake involuntarily, making my sleep which had long been bad even worse. I was waking up a few times every night, feeling tired all the time.
The Chinese Clinic diagnosed my condition as WAD - weak and dysfunctional. My hair was falling out; my memory and concentration getting worse. My legs were heavy, hands and feet cold. I had constipation, IBS, hot flushes and night sweat, and I started vomiting in the last 2 months. I also had pain on my neck, shoulder and back. I was sceptical when recommended a course of treatment consisting of acupuncture, massage and herbal tea but took up the advice because the first session felt so good.
I was amazed one morning that the pain in my legs had almost disappeared. The quality of sleep continues to be excellent; I am now sleeping through the night without waking up to pass water which I had been doing for the last 2 years. It is unbelievable how my life has changed after 7 treatments.
I feel refreshed and energised in the mornings and my memory is much sharper. My hair is falling much less, my hands and feet warm again, and my legs not heavy; I have regular bowel movements, the hot flushes are gone, my breasts do not hurt and I have not vomited since treatment started.
This transformation reinforces my changing attitude in how I prioritise my life. I have stopped committing myself to things as I was getting far too busy and had no time to myself. My whole experience quite honestly shocked me - I became so accustomed to living in tiredness, pain and discomfort that it had become normal. I was totally sceptical at first because I could not believe that my life could change, but the changes are real. It is a fact that I would like more people to become aware of.Nasreen Mohammed 30 August 2010