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Progessence Plus Helps With Menstrual Cramps


Author: Candace P.
Date: 02-11-2011
Views: 10,296
Word Count: 290
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 5408-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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Ever since I started my menstrual cycle as a teenager, I've suffered from menstrual cramps. During college they seemed to worsen to the point of causing me to pass out one time from the pain. For many years, I used birth control pills to "regulate" my periods and the cramps were minimal. However, other side effects from the medication (e.g. gall stones, weight gain) finally took their toll and later I discovered from my Naturopath it was causing me to be estrogen dominant. So, I went off birth control and started using natural progesterone cream. It seemed to help for several months, then my cramps came back stronger than ever.

Then, I heard reports of Progessence Plus serum having less restrictions for application and being more effective toward balancing female hormones than the cream. Now I've been using the serum approximately 4 months and it seems to be helping. If I'm faithful to gently apply 4 drops on my neck at night between my cycles, cramping is minimal or non-existent. If I miss some applications, the cramps return the following month. So, I think it is a clear I must remember to use it nightly to avoid the monthly pain. I also tend to sleep better when I apply the serum on night; I have read progesterone helps produce serotonin, which promotes sleep.

After reading about Sage oil helping with hormone imbalance, I also did some Vita Flex with Sage oil around my ankles during my cycle when I had some pain, and it seemed to help.

I thank my Lord Jesus and Father God for His provision with the purity of Young Living oils. May you find hope with Him too.


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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: 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
3.Associated topics: abdominal-pain,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: 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
5.Associated topics: abdominal-pain — "In traditional folk medicine, tarragon [Artemisia dracunculus L. (Asteraceae)] has been used for treatment of pain and gastrointestinal disturbances.... This study reported the peripheral and central antinociceptive activity of the EOAD [essential oil of A. dracunculus] and rationalized the traditional use of the plant in the treatment of different painful conditions."Link
6.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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