Chinese PMS Relief Secrets Revealed
Chinese medicine is known the world over to be highly effective for a wide variety of illnesses and conditions. It is not in the least surprising to learn that Chinese medicine also has tips and tricks for those women who are suffering from PMS symptoms on a regular basis. As you know, PMS is the time of month when the majority of women begin to feel emotionally a bit out of sorts, and physically weak. Some associate bloating with PMS, while for others the most problematic issue is the irritability and also anxiety.
Chinese PMS relief secrets that are finally revealed to Westerners are as easy to apply as they are simple to gather.
#1. Dong Quai, the female ginseng. While the latter is a moniker, the fact that dong quai is a safe herb stemming from the same family as celery, makes this an intriguing and useful plant to know. Health food stores stock it in caplet form, although the liquid form of this herb is the most concentrated. It needs to be taken advisedly under physician supervision, since it works by dilating the blood vessels; however, those patients who do not have medical conditions that might be adversely affected by dong quai, appreciate the muscle relaxation it offers, in particular the muscles that tend to cramp during bouts of PMS.
#2. Chuan Xiong is an herb associated with the relief of headaches. A little of it goes a long ways, and since it is mostly sold in liquid form, it is crucial not to overdo the dosage. You know that you have taken too much if you suddenly feel hyper and may actually encounter a longer lasting period.
#3. Baishao is known to Westerners as white peony root. It serves a dual purpose: on the one hand it is highly effective in treating muscle cramps associated with the PMS symptoms; on the other hand it serves to calm the psyche and ease the bouts of anxiety that frequently accompany this time in a woman’s cycle.
It goes without saying that — prior to self treating with Chinese herbs for the relief of PMS — it is advisable to get a medical opinion on the subject. Some herbs may directly counteract medications that are already being taken while at other times the herbs may aggravate a medical condition the patient is currently undergoing. Failure to discuss the use of Chinese herbs with a physician is dangerous and should be avoided.
On the flipside, when the doctor gives the green light and it is considered safe to use such herbs for the treatment of PMS, the odds are good that these herbs are a lot safer than the pain killers that are currently for sale over the counter. Better yet, since they may be separated to only relieve the symptoms the patient is actually encountering, they place a lot less stress on the body and liver, keeping the patient healthier than the use of artificial drugs and manmade ingredients which carry a plethora of side effects.
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