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I Fainted From Heavy Menstrual Bleeding


Author: Karin B.
Date: 09-03-2014
Views: 3,924
Word Count: 183
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 10120-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 7

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Okay, I have an amazing story!

I've been having a lot of fertility issues in the past 6 months, and my doctor gave me a pill to start my monthly cycle. When my period came yesterday, I was bleeding profusely, dizzy, and nauseous with a pounding headache. I even fainted at work yesterday afternoon and was sent home!

The doctor said that I was severely anemic and needed to rest. He also said that if my period did not lighten up by today, I would need some "intervention".

That sounded pretty scary to me, so I whipped out the essential oils reference book. I chose Lemon and Peppermint oil for anemia and Sage oil for the heavy menstrual bleeding. I applied these topically and in a capsule at 5 pm.

Within 15 minutes I could stand up without that pounding headache, and within 30 minutes the bleeding had gone down to an acceptable amount. I got up every 6 hours and popped a Lemon, Peppermint and Sage capsule and applied more topically.

I feel 95% better and my mom, husband and even my doctor are shocked!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: dysmenorrhea, hormonal, hormones, hypermenorrhea, infertility, menorrhagia.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: menstruation — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
2.Associated topics: infertility — "Therapy with beta-caryophyllene [present in many essential oils] may present a promising novel, non-toxic therapeutic option for patients with endometriosis."Link
3.Associated topics: infertility — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
4.Associated topics: menstruation — "Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
5.Associated topics: menstruation,bleeding — "[T]he level and duration of menstrual pain and the amount of menstrual bleeding were significantly lower in the aromatherapy group than in the placebo group. These results suggest that aromatherapy is effective in alleviating menstrual pain, its duration, and excessive menstrual bleeding. Aromatherapy can be provided as a nonpharmacological pain relief measure and as a part of nursing care given to girls suffering of dysmenorrhea or excessive menstrual bleeding."Link
6.Associated topics: bleeding — "[A] pulverized mixture of four herbs including Agrimonia Eupatoria (A), Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn (N), Boswellia Carteri (B) [Frankincense], and Pollen Typhae Angustifoliae (P)... was first described in Chinese canonical medicine about 2000 years ago for treatment of various trauma disorders, such as hemostasis [bleeding], anti-inflammatory, analgesia [pain], and wound healing, etc.... [W]e showed that local ANBP treatment not only significantly enhanced wound healing by relieving inflammation, increasing formation of granulation tissue, and accelerating re-epithelialization, but [it] also reduced scar formation by decreasing collagen production [and] protuberant height and volume of scars and [by] increasing collagen maturity.... [Results show that ANBP] promot[es] wound healing and alleviat[es] scar formation, which may be an effective therapy for human wounds at the earliest stage."Link
7.Associated topics: menstruation — “The main constituent of the essential oils of Fennel and anise, anethole, has been considered to be the active estrogenic agent... [and has] been reputed to...increase milk secretion, promote menstruation, facilitate birth, alleviate the symptoms of the male climacteric, and increase libido."Link

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