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Help For Cramps During Your Period


Author: Sherry B.
Date: 01-17-2008
Views: 4,348
Word Count: 140
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 2645-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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Since I was 12 yrs old I have always had a horrible time during that time of the month. I would get cramps and back aches that would be so bad I'd stay home from school, and I never missed school for anything.

My periods are still just as bad, so I took the Dragon Time Massage Oil and rubbed a little on my lower abdomen and some on my lower back. Within minutes my cramps were gone and so was my back ache. Now when my period is at it's peak and is really bad, sometimes I need to reapply it every couple of hours, but for the relief it gives me I'll do that. I actually just carry it with me in my purse that way I have it when I need it.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: 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: back-pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
3.Associated topics: 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
4.Associated topics: menstrual-cramps — "[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

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