How to Help Yourself in Painful PMS

June 28, 2015

Many women suffer from menstrual disorders and pains. Some of the symptoms can be related to gynecological issues and in such cases they should be treated accordingly.

There are different kinds of symptoms such as: PMS (Premenstrual syndrome), pains in the lumbar area, swollen and sensitive breasts, pains in the legs and stomach. Mood swings and irritability, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, constipation and dizziness are some of the many things that can occur during the periods.

PMS

The main cause of menstrual period disorders is liver imbalance. That organ is controlling the vital substances and blood distribution. But also the problems can be caused from lack of energy in the kidneys and spleen that work together with the liver.

Other reasons:

– Inflammation of the uterus membrane, blood and tissue that passes through the cervix, ovarian cysts, cervix infection, pelvic inflammatory disease, intrauterine device (Coil).

The doctor check may include internal examination, laparoscopy, ultrasound, HPV test and blood and urine checking.

The initial treatment consists of pain relief with non-steroid anti-inflammatory medicine, aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen.

But there are also alternative therapies that can cure the menstrual disorders in long term. The women that choose this kind of therapy apply the following things:

– Intake of calcium rich food. (beans, sesame, almonds and dark-green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale).

– Intake of antioxidant foods, including fruits like blueberries, cherries, tomatoes and vegetables such as pumpkin squash and pepper.

– Avoiding refined foods like white bread, pasta and sugar.

– Intake of more lean meat (or none at all), freshwater fish, tofu or beans for protein.

– Use of healthy oils, e.g. olive oil or other vegetable oil.

– Eliminating trans fat acids, that can be found in commercial pastry like cookies, crackers, muffins, french fries, deep fried food, dough nuts, processed food and margarine.

– Avoiding caffeine, alcohol and tobacco.

– Drinking 6-8 glasses of filtrated water daily.

– Exercise at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week (Yoga, Tai Chi or meditation)

Teas:

1. In 1 cup boiling water, add two teaspoons cramp bark (guilder-rose) and boil for 15 minutes. Drink three times a day.

2. Tincture – Female Tonic Formula (Dr. Richard Schulze) 5 mg, two times a day.

3. Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) pure standardized extract, 300 mg, three times a day. People that have gallbladder or kidney stones should not drink turmeric because it can cause more bleeding because it makes the blood thinner.

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