Whether we like it or not, the female body is not designed for modern loads. It was formed when we – women – led a much more measured lifestyle and gave birth to much more than now. Obviously, our body is not keeping pace with radical social changes, leading to mental and physical imbalance. We feel this especially acutely before and during menstruation since during this period, the body weakens.
“Try at least a couple of days before the start of your period and the first two days to live in the most relaxed mode: not to be active and not to worry,” says Yulia Yusipova, doctor of Tibetan medicine. “The process of cleansing the body must go well. Otherwise, the formation of cysts, fibroids and other neoplasms is possible.”
According to the Tibetan tradition, our world, including all of us, consists of three types of energy: Wind (Lung), Bile (Tripa) and Slime (Balkan). As a rule, one of these energies predominates in each person. Women of different types experience their monthly cycles differently and require different balancing “drugs”.
The test will help to determine which type of vital energy prevails in you.
WIND WOMAN (LUNG)
Typical manifestations of PMS: restless sleep, absent-mindedness, excessive appetite, constipation, the pain of a spasmodic nature.
Decision. A few days before and during your period, add as many warming spices as possible to the menu: nutmeg, cardamom, cumin, cumin. It is essential to consume them in the morning from 8 am to noon and in the evening from 7 to 22. Try making Tibetan tea with spices: simmer cardamom, cinnamon and ginger in milk for a few minutes.
Cook with sesame or ghee. Any of them can also be rubbed in the body areas, which in the Tibetan tradition bear the poetic name “Wind Gate”. These are the centres of the palms, the centres of the feet, the highest point of the head and the hollow in the centre of the chest. It is good to mix oil with ground nutmeg and carry out the morning procedure immediately after waking up or just before bed. You will feel the effect instantly: sleep will improve; your mood will improve. Body oil massage, calm yoga, breathing techniques will help.
BILE WOMAN (TRIPA)
Typical manifestations of PMS: increased excitement, irritability, aggressiveness, severe pain, heartburn, diarrhoea, inflammation on the face. Decision. A few days before and during menstruation, include something cool on the menu: medium-fat dairy products, salads from fresh vegetables and fruits, rice porridge in water. It is perfect for eating these products from noon to 4 pm. This is the time of the most active digestive “fire”, which is already strong for you.
Drink tea made from bitter herbs – dandelion, wormwood, tansy. You can find them in pharmacies and speciality stores. According to Tibetan tradition, the bitter taste has a cooling effect. In principle, green tea is also suitable for this purpose and some spices: turmeric, coriander, saffron.
Reduce the amount of oil for a while, give up garlic, onions, peppers and nightshades (eggplant, tomatoes …). Give preference to root vegetables, such as carrots, beets, celery root … A warm bath with sea salt, a floating session, a pool, a hammam will help any water procedures without extreme heat. Rashes on the face are effectively removed with aloe juice.
SLIME WOMAN (BALKAN)
Typical manifestations of PMS: swelling, poor appetite, bloating, bad mood (sad and lonely). As a rule, there is no pain Decision. A few days before and during your period, include warming meals with a minimum of oil on your menu. For example, porridge on the water, stewed vegetables . for a few days, give up fermented milk products, fatty, canned, smoked, salted and baked goods. You will feel light and energized.
Of the spices, pepper is delicious, which improves digestion, as well as cloves. It helps cleanse the lymphatic system and blood vessels. Green cardamom, which stimulates kidney function, will help relieve swelling (but no more than 5 peeled grains per day, cardamom has a laxative effect).
Drink ginger, honey, and lemon tea. To do this, boil finely chopped ginger root for 10 minutes, and then add the rest of the ingredients. Apply warming compresses to your tailbone area. It can be heated sea pebbles or a pad full of salt.