Menstrual Discomfort Would Become Crippling
Author: Natalie N.
Word Count: 206
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9435-OR
Scientific Studies: 3
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I have been using essential oils for about 2 years now. One of the most profound effects that they have had on my day-to-day life worth sharing is the use of Geranium essential oil on my belly during menstruation.
Previously I would need to take a high dose of pills from the drugstore on about the third day of my cycle every month. If I did not take them early enough and tried to put up with the discomfort, it would become crippling, and then the pills would be useless anyway.
Instead for the past 6 to 12 months I have been rubbing Geranium oil on my tummy, about 5 or 6 drops. Similar to previous remedies I have tried, I find that I need to rub it on before the aching really kicks in, or it is not much help.
I have figured out that if I do this in the morning on days 2 to 4, I am virtually free of discomfort, and I no longer remember the last time I had to pop those pills! I also take the bottle to work with me, and if I feel the need I rub some more on around lunchtime.
Thanks, Young Living, for making my life that much easier!
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: cramps, period, menstrual, menstral, pain, cramping.
|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|
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