Premenstrual Syndrome is one of the most common reasons why women come to me for the first time for homeopathic treatment.
Some women suffer more physically with tender breasts, food cravings, bloating and fatigue. For others the problem is more the emotional rollercoaster which could result in mood swings, irritability and depression. Or for some poor ladies, it’s the whole package!
So what are some basic things that could help to get through this time?
The right homeopathic remedy will balance your hormones and emotions. Here are 2 commonly used remedies which might be able to help you:
– Pulsatilla: If the floodgates have opened and you are reduced to tears at the drop of a hat. Water retention and bloating are also addressed with this remedy.
– Lachesis: If you tend to turn into evil incarnate before your period is due, this remedy might help. Anger and irritability including venomous words may be present. Headaches and food cravings before your period are also well treated with Lachesis.
2. Bach Flower Remedies
These remedies are feminine, gentle and powerful. I recommend getting a book or looking online to see which of the 38 remedies might be helpful to you depending on how you are feeling. Make your own mix to keep in your handbag for when you need it.
– Vervain (Verbena officinalis) – if you are feeling hyperactive and fanatical. You feel you are always right and everyone else is wrong.
– Mustard (Sinapsis arvensis) – sadness and depression, which seemingly arrives out of the blue, and leaves again just as suddenly once your period comes.
Impatiens (Impatiens glandulifera) – impatience, irritability and short temperedness.
3. Coconut Oil
This is a magical fat that is great for hormonal health. Aim to consume ¼ cup per day if you feel your hormones are out of balance.
4. Raspberry Tea
Drink up to 3 cups per day during the 1-2 weeks before your period. Raspberry leaf tea is known for treating cramping, vomiting, nausea and diarrhoea as well as regulating the period itself if there is excessive or irregular bleeding.
5. And last but by no means the least: Take charge of yourself!
Although you may feel as though your personality has been swapped with that of a vicious dragon during this time, don’t forget that these emotions and reactions are still very much a part of you. The premenstrual time is an opportunity for us to face difficult emotions and do a clear out. Take charge of and responsibility for your actions during this time. It is possible to use this monthly lesson positively…try it!