Most women today rush to take medicines when they feel the first sights of PMS symptoms. Certainly such methods help to relieve your suffering but it is not the best way – it doesn’t always work for everyone and it is usually quite expensive way of fighting PMS.
How do we usually cope with PMS symptoms?
Apart from medications there are lots of other methods to deal with PMS. There are special herbs that may help and some foods which will aid to avoid headaches, PMS cravings, depressions and so forth. Natural way of life and physical exercise can become your first aid while feeling not very well because of PMS. How do you think our ancestors eased this state? They didn’t have any medications and I don’t think women in ancient times were so lucky not to suffer from PMS symptoms!
Today we use some methods that our grandmothers used – and these methods are sometimes much more effective than expensive chemicals we can buy in a drugstore. At least they absolutely can’t do any harm to you.
Among such methods yoga, meditation, tai chi and acupuncture are the most popular ones. All of them are part of very ancient Chinese medicine. In this medicine everything is considered to be regulated by what they call “chi” in China. PMS is what a woman feel when something limits freedom of “chi” in her body. If to simplify this “chi” is our own energy – and such things as meditation, acupuncture and other relaxation techniques help to keep our body and mind in harmony and this can seriously change your state for the better.
Acupuncture is a kind of alternative medicine that treats patients by affection acupuncture.In acupuncture a specialist stimulates special points on your body, manipulating thin, solid needles which have been inserted into the skin. This must help “chi” to become free again and your body to get rid of pain and other PMS symptoms.
Meditation and yoga have always been the best ways to fight PMS. Main PMS problems are depressions, headaches and mood swinging and these relaxations techniques help you to stay calm and prevent you from tension of everyday life. They improve your mood and relieve stress, and moreover yoga includes not only mind but also physical exercise, which, as was already told, is the best way to get rid of menstruation cramps.
Tai chi is a “moving meditation” which, as well as yoga, helps you to avoid pain not only because of giving you certain kind of relaxation and calm but also because of making you move and do aerobic exercise.
There are also some ancient remedies which aren’t connected with Chinese medicine but they were successfully used by our ancestors and can be successfully used now.
Eat honey. It is an old remedy for muscle cramps. Eat two spoons of honey with your meal every day and in two – three weeks you’ll feel a relief. But it doesn’t work if you eat honey only while feeling PMS symptoms. It should be done on a regular basis and in this case the method will be a success.
Our grandmothers also used ice to overcome tension and anxiety. If you feel angry or depressed, iced water can do you a big favor and deliver you from these symptoms. Or you can ice for making a cold compress on aching muscles or PMS migraines.
Not only cold but also warm can help you to relieve pain. A warm compress is also a relaxing and comforting thing which will calm you down and give you feeling of slackness.
Our grandmothers had the same or even more problems than we have today. And they were stronger then we are now. So maybe we must consider their experience, which will certainly help us to fight all problems without making serious mistakes and undergoing lots of difficulties.
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