Women’s Health

Women’s Health

By |2019-04-29T15:09:19-07:00June 3rd, 2019|Ayurveda|

By Lissa Coffey, Co-founder of Tulsi Spa

Ayurveda has recommendations to help alleviate PMS, or Premenstrual Syndrome.  In Vatas, PMS usually shows up as anxiety, insomnia, or lower backache.  In Pittas, PMS manifests as hives, acne, irritability and migraines.  Kapha PMS results in fluid retention and bloating.  By keeping your dosha in balance with your Ayurvedic lifestyle routine, you can help relieve some of these symptoms.  In general, Ayurveda also has these suggestions:

-Avoid salt.

-Avoid saturated fats.

-Avoid caffeine.

-Avoid alcohol.

-Enjoy foods rich in Vitamin A – carrots, cantaloupe, spinach, sweet potato.

-Spend time in the sun to absorb vitamin D.

-Foods rich in vitamin C help to reduce stress– broccoli, sprouts, orange juice.

-Vitamin E helps with hormone fluctuations and depression – look for it in olive oil, sunflower oil, apples and blackberries.

-Calcium helps to prevent cramps and pain.  Magnesium helps the body to absorb calcium.  Foods with these minerals include leafy greens, beans, peas, tofu, spinach, and fish.

-Practice yoga stretches, take a morning walk.

-Shatavri is an herb used in Ayurvedic medicine to help tone and strengthen the body, providing relief from symptoms of PMS and menstrual and menopausal imbalances.

At Tulsi Spa we use herbalized oils which help your shinto release toxins. It also soothes the nervous system, moisturizes the skin, and helps to tone the muscles. Come in for an individual consultation and treatment any time!

About the Author:

Best-selling author Lissa Coffey (What’s Your Dosha, Baby?, Song Divine) has embodied the Ayurvedic lifestyle since before her first book came out in 1997. She teaches Ayurvedic principles and philosophy all over the world with her Ancient Wisdom, Modern Style approach. She’s been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and many other national and local TV outlets. Lissa has worked with Deepak Chopra, Vasant Lad, Vaidya Mishra and other renowned Ayurvedic luminaries.Tulsi Spa brings her vision of accessible Ayurvedic massage and treatments to Los Angeles, where she calls home.