Pre-menstrual tension or Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) constitutes a very real and distressing set of discomforts that is exclusively associated with the female menstrual cycle. Usually about 5 - 10 days before the monthly menstrual period many women who still menstruate experience symptoms that range from mild, noticeable signs, to profound physical and psychological changes. The condition is more commonly recognized in today’s society. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment modality for severe symptoms and distress, but this is not without the potential for complications.
An alternative approach with natural products (vitamins, minerals and herbs) seems the safest and most effective approach today. The birth control pill (estrogen dominant) causes copper to be elevated in the blood (Pfeiffer,et.al.) for long periods of time. Excessive and prolonged copper exposure in the blood, contributes to emotional problems associated with PMS. Clinical experience would concur that these problems can be addressed successfully without harmful side effects, using natural or holistic means. As mentioned elsewhere in the full eBook, Dr. Carl Pfeiffer, well-known in the medical profession, has stated that we can now include copper along with lead and mercury as a cause of mental illness. Most women accept and deal with the discomforts matter-of-factly. Copper is a major problem in PMS as well as most menstrual difficulties.
... much greater detail, step-by-step recommendations and in-depth suggestions are available in the full
PRE-MENSTRUAL TENSION (PMS) chapter of the
Regaining and Maintaining Your Health e-book.