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Menstrual Regularity, Sleep, Digestion, Hair Loss

Author: Deborah C.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 12-28-2005
Views: 17,777
Word Count: 552
Questions Received: 16
Testimonial ID: 1151-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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NOTE: This was written around 2005. I do not recall dosages.

I am 43 and have been using Young Living Oils for approximately 3 years. During this time, many levels of support have been addressed, but only until recently have I focused on my menstrual cycle, which has been "short" for about 10 years. Rather than the full 28 days, I could usually count on it coming about 23 days or so. This happened especially when I was stressed.

More recently I began to notice vaginal dryness, which has never been an issue. This finally got my attention. After looking at the various Young Living options, I chose Estro as a starting point and ordered it this November. I began taking 3 gel caps of Estro during the middle of my cycle and these are my observations since that time.

One: When my next cycle came, it was spot on schedule from the last one, 28 days. (This only after less than two weeks of taking Estro)

Two: My digestive issues slowly began to ease up and shift. I have been working diligently to assist some stomach/digestive problems this last year, and they have challenged me to the limit to look at all levels. I noticed recently that hormone imbalance can contribute to digestive problems.

Three: My sleep greatly improved! For the last 10-15 years, I have been prone to insomnia, either difficulty falling asleep, or waking at 3 AM and not being able to fall back asleep. Many nights, I never slept. Many practices have been developed to quiet the mind prior to bed, in hopes of sleep.

Since beginning the Estro Tincture, even on those nights when I turn in wondering if I will fall asleep, I drop off easily. That book I've been trying to read is moving slowly, I get about a page into it and I'm gone. I am AMAZED!

Four: Hair loss has completely stopped! All during these years I have been a frequent "shedder", every change of season, every sugar digression, every sleepless night would produce considerable hair loss. Quite frustrating! Suddenly I notice that the hair is staying PUT! Even on the occasional event when I don't sleep, or rarely partake in a wee bit of sugar, my hair does not shed.

Five: Weight loss. I have been slowly and steadily losing weight for four years. Perhaps 35 pounds during that time. Each shift preceded by a healthy lifestyle change, from the very unhealthy habits of my youth. I have begun losing more weight since the Estro Tincture was introduced.

Lost several more pounds over the holidays, and it feels like a lot more is ready to go. More than the physical weight are the changes to the body itself. Contours continue to smooth and slim down, the loss appears greater than the actual pounds.

To date, I have been taking Estro Tincture for approximately 6 weeks, and its a sure bet that I will continue this practice until it seems appropriate to change it. I chose Estro after discussing the various options with my up line.

Because I am still menstruating, Estro seemed the best fit. My up line friend mused, "This is sure going to shift a lot of things for you." She couldn't have been more right. I look forward to seeing what else happens.

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: anxiety, bioidentical, circadian, digest, indigestion, insomniac, menstral, menstruation, period, periods, regrowth, scalp, stress.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: menstruation-/-period — "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: indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "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: indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "Gastroprotective effects of Lemon essential oil: In ethanol model, CL (citrus lemon) and LIM (limonene) [component of Lemon] demonstrated 100% of gastroprotection.... In the indomethacin model, CL and LIM offered effective gastroprotection...."Link
5.Associated topics: hormones,stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "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
6.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout,insomnia-/-sleeplessness,indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
7.Associated topics: menstruation-/-period,indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "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
8.Associated topics: baldness-/-hair-loss-(Alopecia) — "Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link

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