Pre-menstrual Syndrome has come to signify many of the difficulties associated with menstruation such as absence or delay of menstruation, early menstruation, premenstrual headaches and menstrual crampings. Specifically, it indicates the emotional or nervous problems associated with menstruation including irritability, rapid shifts of moods, depression and anxiety, along with their complications.
As a psychological condition, Yoga therapies are excellent, combined with herbs and foods to promote Sattva (harmony of mind).
Premenstrual syndrome can be caused by any of the three doshas, as an indication of general imbalance. As a psychological or nervous condition, it is mainly a Vata disorder. Emotional or mental agitation upsets the normal secretion of hormones regulating menstruation. Provoking factors include poor nutrition, stress, overwork, traveling, difficulty in relationships and suppressed emotions. The general treatment is like that of mentioned above.
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Vata type PMS is characterized by anxiety, depression, insomnia, constipation, headache and severe cramping pain. There will be nervousness, agitation, dizziness, fainting or vertigo with ringing in the ears. Moods may shift rapidly. Anxiety and feelings of abandonment may occur. The individual may complain of cold, thirst and dry skin. However, once the period starts to flow freely, most of the symptoms will disappear. The period may be delayed or irregular. The flow is usually scanty, brown or black and the period lasts only a few days, the usual Vata menstrual pattern. Pain is worse at sunrise or sunset. (Vata time)
For Vata type PMS, an anti-Vata diet is necessary with tonic foods like garlic and onions. Spices to promote menstruation such as turmeric and ginger, combined with anti-spasmodic spices such as nutmeg, can be taken with warm milk before sleep. Warm sesame oil should be applied over head and lower abdomen. All stimulants like coffee, tea, tobacco, alcohol and drugs should be strictly avoided. Herbal treatments consists of sweet and spicy tastes with herbs like Kumari Saar, Shatavari, Licorice, Turmeric, Ashwagandha, Cyperus, fennel, jatamamsi and asafetida.
Pitta type PMS is distinguished by anger, irritability and proneness to argument, with temper and possible violent outbursts. There may be diarrhea, thirst, sweating or fever and the individual will feel hot, particularly in the upper half of the body. There will be acne or possible skin rashes. The blood flow is usually abundant or excessive and may contain clots. The period will tend to come early and there may be spotting between periods. Symptoms are worse at noon and midnight (Pitta time).
For Pitta type, an anti-Pitta diet should be combined with menstruation promoting spices such as turmeric, coriander, saffron and safflower but hot spices should be avoided.
Ayurvedic herbs include Kumari Saar, Shatavari, Manjishta, Gotukola, Lodhra and Bhrngaraj. Kumari Saar and Shatavari is especially useful for all types of Menstrual difficulties.
Kapha type is indicated by tiredness, heavy feeling, and mentally upset. Emotional changes will not be as severe. Susceptibility to cold and flu and mucus discharges will increase. There will be lack of appetite and nausea. The period will tend to be late. Menstrual flow will be whitish or pale, thick, mixed with clots or mucus. Symptoms will be worse in early morning or evening.
For Kapha type, the anti-Kapha diet should be followed. Heavy or oily foods should be avoided. Spices and vegetables can be used freely including all hot spices. More activity, deep breathing and going outdoors are important life style recommendations.
Ayurvedic herbs include Kumari Saar, Cinnamon, Black pepper, Pippali, Ginger etc.