For a condition that affects almost every woman in the world, Premenstrual Syndrome is a bit of a catchall phrase. If you’re feeling edgy, irritable, and light-headed, you’ve got PMS. Achy, bloated, and overly emotional? Ditto.
Acne, asthma, hives, insomnia, migraines, and sugar cravings can all be signs that you’re suffering from this syndrome. It’s gotten to the point where it doesn’t matter what symptoms you’re showing. If it seems to occur in a roughly monthly pattern and disappear when your period starts, chances are it’s PMS!
A combination of homoeopathy and yoga might well provide relief where medication fails to. It’s recommended that you try remedies that address both your emotional and physical indications and that you take doses as directed until your symptoms improve.
Sepia is recommended for when you get sad, feel weepy and exhausted, and are suffering from bloat. You may experience a heavy, bearing-down feeling in your uterus, get the chills, and have intense headaches and breakouts. You often feel better after exercising.
Take lac caninum if your breasts get swollen and tender and your ovaries pain you. You may suffer from low self-confidence at this time of the month and manifest a sudden aversion to being touched. This kind of PMS is often followed by intense, heavy periods.
Take natrum mur if you get sad, emotionally vulnerable, anxious, and an aversion to company. As tempting as locking yourself away and enjoying the top 5 Aussie pokies games on your own may be, you need to take steps to help with your symptoms first.
You may also experience migraines with flashes of light, general physical weakness, and your eyelids may feel heavy. You crave salt and your symptoms seem to worsen at 10 am.
If you get clingy, demanding, moody, and sensitive, take pulsatilla. Your symptoms may worsen when it’s hot but seem to improve if you have a good cry or go for a walk.
Yoga also helps alleviate PMS symptoms in many ways by balancing the endocrine and nervous systems and increasing blood flow to your reproductive organs. Psychologically speaking, restorative practices ease stress and promote relaxation, allowing your hypothalamus to regulate your hormones more efficiently.
In conjunction with the homoeopathic remedy you’ve chosen, we suggest you spend some time in Upavistha Konasana, or wide-angle seated pose, with your head on a bolster. You’ll enjoy improved circulation to your pelvic area and alleviate feelings of agitation and irritability.
Sit up as tall as you can with your legs spread wide apart. Put a bolster or several folded blankets lengthways in front of you and inhale, lifting your arms overhead. Stretch up through your spine and feel it in the sides of your waist. Bend forward as you exhale, your back slightly concave, and extend your arms out in front of you, lengthening your spine as you head towards your feet. Inhale, bending your arms, exhale and bring your head down to rest on your arms or your support.
Stay in Upavistha Konasana for between 2 and 5 minutes.