Finally, a kind of prick you can love. Research shows acupuncture is ace at treatingPMS. One study found that acupuncture quelled symptoms in 78 percent of women. Though Western doctors still don't quite understand how it works, they believe acupuncture may increase circulation and elevate endorphins, which enhance mood and alleviatepain. Most women experience PMS relief within 24 hours after a session, so depending on your reaction, you might get treated once a month in the week before your period.