5 Tips for Women's Health from Tibetan Dr. Puntsog Wangmo
The rules of oriental medicine sometimes go against what your therapist advises. But it is precisely Tibetan doctors who often manage to cope with problems that Western specialists cannot solve.
Our expert: Dr. Puntsog Wangmo, leads the Tibetan medicine department at the Shang Shung Institute in the United States and considers his main mission to spread the unique heritage of Tibetan medicine worldwide.
Listen to your body rhythms
Our body can be compared to a car: in our youth we can develop incredible speed by constantly pressing the gas. However, if we do not change our attitude to our health, then the mechanism may simply break. Young people are often not aware of the consequences of malnutrition and behavior. Now many people sit at a computer until morning, are exposed to informational garbage. All this leads to the fact that when the body finally falls asleep, the mind is still tense, it can not relax. A person develops a strong sense of attachment, our mind is constantly looking for something, it cannot become full in any way. Well, for example, if such a person feels that it’s hot, then he will certainly look for cold, if he feels cold, he will look for heat
Dress warmer in the cold season
I think a very important point for Russian women is that they are quite warm clothes. Many patients who turn to me in Russia, because of hypothermia, have problems with the kidneys and the reproductive system. The reason is the desire to dress easily even in the winter months and drinking cold drinks. And if you also often eat foods that are cold in nature (for example, potatoes and buckwheat), then a Tibetan doctor will most likely notice a wind disorder in you. This is manifested in increased nervousness, inability to concentrate, insomnia, unstable emotions, pain in the lower back and lower abdomen due to circulatory disorders.
Create happiness from the little things
When I first arrived in the West, beautiful young women came to see me and complained about depression, insomnia, problems, and poor health. At first I could not understand: how is this possible? It even seemed to me that I misunderstood them or that they were laughing at me. After all, these women have a comfortable, quiet life. Their families have enough food, their country is not in the war zone, they have a roof over their heads and warmth in their homes, so what are they talking about? Only with time I realized that women in Western countries really have problems ... The more things a person has, the more reasons for unrest ... Tibetan medicine offers every day to remember what human life means, what are true values. Life is not one taste, life is a whole cocktail. In Tibet we say: even the king of birds, who flies very high, has a shadow, and she is always with him wherever he flies. Our consciousness is always with us. Once you realize the value of life, you stop participating in a crazy race, where for some reason you score points. There are no standards for good and bad, for some one event is good, for others it is bad. When you feel miserable - that’s bad, but good - when you’re happy. I ask patients to find their inner light. And when people see this light in their souls, even strong fears can be cured. Begin the morning with these thoughts: “I am relatively healthy, there is no war in our country, I have a warm house, I am surrounded by loved ones, we have a lot of good food.” This beginning of the day will make each person peaceful and grateful.
Do not give up on yourself, taking care of the family
Women in many countries are more attached to family values than men. For many, the main goal is to create a family and ensure that everyone in it is happy and healthy. But thinking about the house every minute, worrying about every pimple on the face of children - may not be too healthy and grateful. I don’t know much and don’t speak Russian, but I noticed that Russian women often completely abandon themselves for the sake of their families. Do not do this.
Take care of inner beauty
The real beauty of a woman is her character. In Tibet, we say that a woman is the energy of the sun: when the sun comes out, the leaves open and everything blooms, the sun has the power to give life. The energy of the sun is compassion, goodness, this is the beauty of a woman. When we get angry and stressed, beauty is visible. Try to stay in a sunny mood - this will help the Tibetan massage Ku-Nye, even after one session and mood, and skin condition changes completely. Today there are many different spas and wellness studios, but the most important is the mental and emotional impact.