Dr. Dae recalls how she cares for women who get highly emotional before their menstrual cycle and would like to ease their mood swings.
There is emotional pain that sometimes women have and so when I think of pain, I just don’t think about body pain, but I also think about their emotional pains. So they may be having anxiety or depression or they may be more irritable prior to their periods. And so, during the second half after ovulation, before they actually have a flow, that’s really an emotional time where we’re unconsciously evaluating what we are getting in our lives like, as we as women, are we meeting our goals? What we want, what’s important to us, are those things happening in our lives? And if those things are not happening, we may have emotional pain, as I call it, but you might not feel as good or feel very emotional or weepy or cry at the sharp, you know, the commercials on TV.
So, we need to kind of also think about those kinds of issues and what kinds of things do we need to do to kind of help support us getting what we want to have in our lives. And then that kind of balances out some of the emotional pain that women have as well.
About Dr. Dae, N.D.:
Dr. Daemon Jones completed her undergraduate education in economics at Northwestern University (graduated 1992). She completed her naturopathic medical training at University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine (2002). Dr. Jones founded Healthydaes Naturopathic Medical Center in Silver Spring, MD (2003). As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Jones is turning her life’s passion – the pursuit of vibrant health – into her life’s mission for others. She uses private consultations, cooking demonstrations, lectures and workshops as a hands-on way to help people enjoy learning about improving their health. She is a faculty member of Smith Farms Center for Healing and the Arts and Food As Medicine Professional Training program.