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Alternative/Complementary Treatment of
    Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
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Alternative/complementary treatment of pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

Alternative medical practitioners such as naturopaths do not really think that PMDD is a psychological condition, but that it is just an amplification of PMS, which means that PMDD basically has nutritional deficiencies which can be treated with alternative/complementary therapy.

To get a better understanding of your PMDD (or PMS), see a qualified naturopath who can tailor a program of nutrition, supplements, lifestyle changes and herbs just for you.


There are a number of herbs which are routinely recommended for assisting with not only reducing symptoms but also to help balance hormones:


There are a number of vitamins especially beneficial for reducing PMDD symptoms:


There are a number of minerals especially beneficial for reducing PMDD symptoms:


Other nutrients

There are a number of important nutrients which can be beneficial in helping reduce symptoms:

Dietary modifications

There are a number of dietary modifications that can be implemented to help reduce symptoms of PMDD:

Lifestyle modifications

There are a number of lifestyle modifications which are recommended for helping women with PMDD reduce symptoms:

Alternative treatments

ensure that you notify your medical practitioner of any supplements that you want to take - it may interfere with other medication or conditions you have. Confirm with your doctor it is safe to take BEFORE you try it.


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  Last reviewed: 15 August 2008 || Last updated: 8 January 2010


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NOTE: Mega doses of any type of vitamin, mineral, amino acid or herbal supplement cannot cure illnesses and in fact can be very dangerous and produce toxic side effects and interfere with medicine you are taking. Always ensure you consult your doctor before taking any type of complementary supplements.
Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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