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Menstrual Cramps Made Me Feel Like Throwing Up

Author: Danielle B.
Date: 04-30-2015
Views: 1,991
Word Count: 120
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10610-OR
Scientific Studies: 4

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I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and my cycles are always pretty crazy. I was having horrible menstrual cramps... so bad that I thought I was going to throw up.

Normally I use 2 drops of Joy essential oil blend because I had read that it works well for this issue. Every time I have tried using Joy oil before, it has worked. Well, this day it did not seem to help.

So instead I tried putting 2 drops of Lavender essential oil on my ankles and 2 drops of Frankincense essential oil on my lower abdominal area. Within 10 minutes the cramping had almost stopped.

There are so many ways to use essential oils that I never would have even thought of!

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: period, periods, cramping, cysts, hormone, hormones, hormonal, ovaries, pcos, ovarian, polycystic, dysmenorrhea, menstrual, female.

Supporting Scientific Studies
1."[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
2."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
3."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
4."Ginger root reduced the tendency to vomiting and cold sweating significantly better than placebo did.... Remarkably fewer symptoms of nausea and vertigo were reported after ginger root ingestion...."Link

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