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As widely reported and researched, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) affects about three-quarters of all women to varying degrees. Symptoms associated with Premenstrual Syndrome include physiological, psychological and biochemical events. According to Web M.D. "the association between specific phases of the menstrual cycle and attacks of asthma, migraines, seizures, heart attacks, and other acute events in women with these physical disorders indicates the importance of biological factors".
Quoting further from the Web M.D. article "emotional hypersensitivity is common with PMS and women report a wide range of related symptoms, including depression, anxiety, anger, and agitation. They also report impaired concentration and some memory loss, although a recent small study found that women with PMS, in spite of feelings of inadequacy, scored as well on tests of mental acuity during the premenstrual stage as women without PMS.".
Although the symptoms of PMS can manifest themselves in many ways, it is generally thought that five or more of the following symptoms must be present in the PMS patient:
1. Feeling of sadness or hopelessness and possibly suicidal thoughts.
2. Feelings of tension or anxiety.
3. Mood swings marked by periods of teariness.
4. Persistent irritability or that anger affects other people.
5. Disinterest in daily activities and relationships.
6. Trouble concentrating.
7. Fatigued or low-energy.
8. Food cravings or bingeing.
9. Sleep disturbances.
10. Feeling out of control.
11. Physical symptoms, such as bloating, breast tenderness, headaches, and joint or muscle pain.
From The American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Washington, DC, Copyright American Psychiatric Association 1994.
While Jin Shin Jyutsu can do nothing to change the physiological causes of PMS, it has been shown to be remarkably effective in dealing with the symptoms and problems that PMS presents. for instance, feelings of sadness, hopelessness, tension, anxiety, mood swings, irritability, anger, and fatigue can all be helped by utilizing conventional Jin Shin Jyutsu mudras or hand-holds. The symptoms of cramps, bloating, joint pain, headache, sleeplessness and general malaise can be effectively addressed by Jin Shin Jyutsu as well.
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