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Progessence Plus Helps With Menstrual Cramps


Author: Candace P.
Date: 02-11-2011
Views: 14,218
Word Count: 277
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 5408-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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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 (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 clear I must remember to use it nightly to avoid the monthly pain. I also tend to sleep better when I apply the serum at 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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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: ache, aches, achey, aching, achy, dysmenorrhea, hormonal, menses, menstruation, painful, pains, period, premenstrual.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: menstruation-/-period,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: sleep — "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
5.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
6.Associated topics: menstruation-/-period,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
7.Associated topics: hormones,progesterone — "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
8.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

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