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Treating PMS with Floatation Tank Therapy

Premenstrual syndrome presents a wide plethora of symptoms that span across the landscape of known human ailments based on the fact that PMS has been known to trigger emotional reactions that leads women to attempt suicide or render them in a state of panic, cause them to be physically dysfunctional due to migraines, epilepsy and pain and believe it or not, enhanced sex drive and creativity.

What most people do not know about PMS is that, it does not only frustrate women, but it has also been frustrating and unnerving for the entire medical profession from the very first day the issue was thrown to them.

Although a good certain percentage of physicians have given up on it and come to accept or perceive for that matter that PMS is something that the female species have to accept and that it is all just a part of womanhood, other physicians have attempted to treat PMS with an enormous number of various medical procedures and some procedures that are not considered to be medical procedures.

The results of these treatments have mystified these brave physicians to an even higher degree due to the fact that some treatments that worked for some women did not make the slightest dent in others and other treatments that worked well for others did not work for some.

The fact that medical professionals have always been mystified by the onset and disappearance of PMS symptoms and likened it to the story by Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde most point their fingers to hormonal dis-regulation.

Now for the good news, among all the weird and fancy treatments attempted by the entire medical community, two researchers named Turner and Fine discovered that flotation therapy has the potential to regulate hormones in both men and women.

Riding on the idea that PMS was the direct result of hormonal imbalances that varied from woman to woman, they hinged on the idea that flotation therapy could possibly normalize overall hormonal activity and diminish the severity of PMS. The hypothesis projected was that there will be a substantial reduction in symptoms among the test subjects selected from 3 groups of women who volunteered to take part in the study.

The women in the first group were subjected to floatation therapy only during the time when symptoms were present, the women in the second group were subjected to the therapy once every week and the women in the third group were subjected to the therapy two times a week.

The results proved the hypothesis that float tank therapy does relieve PMS symptoms as the women from the first group showed very little improvements, the women from the second group had improved slightly and the women from the third group were able to manage their PMS without issues after 6 months of treatment.

It was discovered that the level of severity among the women from the 3rd group had reduced by almost 70%, the level of severity for the women from the second group reduced by 30% and those from the first group showed reductions of only 10% based on a Likert response scale.

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