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A New Oil That Works For My Menstrual Cramps

Author: Susana B.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 09-29-2014
Views: 6,129
Word Count: 392
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10215-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I started looking into essential oils after searching for natural remedies to assist me in fighting my issues with memory loss, fatigue, and increasingly worse symptoms associated with my menstrual cycle. I began this search after a close friend (that used to work with me as a RN) suggested Young Living, based on the quality and purity of their oils and the longevity of the company.

I was hopeful because of countless testimonials but skeptical because of my inherent need to find factual, evidence-based information to back up claims. The results people were saying they had were sometimes unbelievable.

I got an introductory kit and started using the essential oils based on people's testimonials and company suggestions as far as usage, hoping to find evidence that essential oils worked. Nothing really jumped out at me. However, the Lemon oil in water was invigorating, and Peppermint just seemed to immediately lift my mood and give a little spring in my step.

I received a free bottle of Bergamot essential oil from Young Living after an order I made and was researching the constituents and historical usage of Citrus bergamia. I set it aside for later use after seeing that Bergamot has been said to aid in female hormonal support, as well as other things:

One day I was having sustained, awful cramps and figured, "Hey, Bergamot essential oil may have something to do with women's hormonal issues. And since I do not have my usual Midol available and am definitely not up to going anywhere... what the heck, I am gonna see what this does, but it is a stretch."

I just rubbed 3 drops of Bergamot essential oil all over my abdomen and sat back down to play Peggle. It felt warm all over my abdomen. Not more than 5-10 minutes later I stopped to realize, "Hey! My cramps are gone!" I could not believe it! I never had something help me this fast!

I tried it a couple more times down the road, always with the same effect. I was so excited that the effect of something not even indicated for my issue helped in such a noticeable way. I even tried it later to help alleviate stomach discomfort, and sure enough, it was gone too!

This may not work for others because everyone's body is different; but I HAD to share how awesome it was for me.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: acetaminophen, analgesic, cramping, dysmenorrhea, flushes, hormones, hypermenorrhea, imbalance, menorrhagia, menstruation, pain, painful, painkiller, pains, period, premenstrual, progesterone.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: menstruation-/-period,premenstrual-syndrome-(PMS),menstrual-cramps — "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: hormones — "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: hormones — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
4.Associated topics: abdominal-pain — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
5.Associated topics: menstruation-/-period,abdominal-pain,premenstrual-syndrome-(PMS),menstrual-cramps — "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
6.Associated topics: estrogen-dominance,hormones — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
7.Associated topics: abdominal-pain — "A 4 weeks treatment with peppermint oil improves abdominal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.... The symptoms evaluated were: abdominal bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, feeling of incomplete evacuation, pain at defecation, passage of gas or mucus, and urgency at defecation."Link
8.Associated topics: hormones — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link

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