4 Agustus 2009

Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) And Yoga

By Kyle J Norton

As we mentioned in previous article, Premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in the US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their difference in living style and social structure. Premenstrual syndrome is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women's menstrual cycle, it effects a women's physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when the period starts. In this article, we will discuss how yoga helps to treat PMS.

Yoga is one form of medical treatment, originated from India which has been all over the world with proven record in preventing and treating diseases.

1. Sugar regulating
It is said that yoga is helpful in stimulating the function of digestive system and improving the function of insulin production of pancreas in sugar regulation resulting in helping people with diabetes and women with symptoms of sugar craving in PMS.

2. Nervous system
By following the inhaling and exhaling in yoga, it helps to calm and relax the cell in the nervous system that helps to decrease the risk of hormones over production such as serotonin and adrenaline resulting in lessening symptoms of emotional and physical stress, anxiety and irritability.

3. PMS pain and cramps
Yoga besides helps to calm and relax the brain cell, it also has a calming effects in relaxing the muscle in the abdomen including the uterus muscles resulting in reducing the risk of PMS pain and cramps.

4. Insomnia
Yoga helps to increase the production of melatonin through exercise of inhaling and exhaling thereby, calming the over active of brain cells at night resulting in reducing the symptoms of sleeplessness for women with PMS.

5. Digestive system and constipation

Through deep inhaling and slow exhaling into the stomach, it helps to improve the muscles of the stomach and secret the production of vital stomach acids resulting in improving the function of digestive system in vitamins and minerals absorption. This action also helps to increase movement of large intestine that helps to reduce symptoms of constipation for some women with PMS.

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