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Alleviating Severe Symptoms Of Menstruation


Author: Melissa A M.
Date: 03-24-2014
Views: 3,947
Word Count: 276
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9504-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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Since I started my cycle as a teenager, I have always had irregular periods, often with major cramping and severe PMS symptoms. My cycle has regulated somewhat over the years, especially after having children.

I continue to have irregularity issues, lower abdominal cramps and loose stools at the onset of menstruation. I also experience significant mood swings, emotional surges in the days before and at the beginning of my periods and severe thigh and pelvic cramping.

It was recommended to try Geranium oil, so I began rubbing a few drops of it on my lower abdomen and thighs, at the onset of my premenstrual symptoms twice daily. I did it more often if it was particularly persistent or severe and continued the regimen until menstruation was finished for the month.

Over the next few months, I noticed a significant decrease in my pain, as well as some improvement in my mood and emotional issues during this time. Now almost a year later I have only light cramping and light bowel issues at onset and my mood swings have lessened as well.

I still use the oil monthly, like so many others. Since Geranium is not one of my favorite scents, I got lazy and eventually all but stopped applying it because the issue was resolved. Then a couple months later my symptoms began to flare up again.

Now I use Geranium typically only once a day during my premenstrual days and twice or so while actually on my period. I still sometimes have one fairly rough day when I first start, but just the one and not every month.

It has given me back an extra week of functional living each month!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: bowels, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea, female, hormonal, hormones, hypermenorrhea, menorrhagia, menses, menstral, menstrual, mentrual, moods, moody, women.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: mood,period,emotions,premenstrual-syndrome-(PMS),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: premenstrual-syndrome-(PMS),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
5.Associated topics: hormones — "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
6.Associated topics: diarrhea — "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
7.Associated topics: mood,emotions — "Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link
8.Associated topics: mood — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link

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