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Alleviated PMS, Hot Flashes, & A Heavy Flow

Author: Nichole M.
Date: 05-23-2014
Views: 7,291
Word Count: 354
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 9742-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I started using Progessence Plus one month ago and have seen a great improvement in PMS symptoms that I would typically experience the week prior to my new cycle beginning.

I would typically experience drastic mood swings, cramping, and fatigue in the week prior to my period, as well as hot flashes throughout the month. (Note that I am not pre or post-menopausal but was experiencing hot flashes as a result of hormone imbalance after having children.)

Then during my period I would experience very heavy bleeding, bad cramping (sometimes to the point of experiencing diarrhea), and blood clots. And then I would have several days of brown spotting after 2 days of heavy bleeding.

According to my doctor, these are all classic signs of low progesterone, even though my hormone panel did not reveal low progesterone levels.

I began applying Progessence Plus to my carotid artery (left side of neck) in the evening. Then a couple of days later I increased the dose to twice a day (morning and night) after no negative side effects appeared.

I then started applying the Progessence Plus to my forearm as well, both morning and night. Finally I started just applying it to my right ankle, since I found that I needed to apply other essential oils to my neck area and didn't want to have to mix these oils (since I prefer smelling the other essential oils I apply closer to my nose).

It was a process of learning what would work best for me. After just 3 weeks of using Progessence Plus, I had NO mood swings in the week prior to my period. I also experienced moderate bleeding instead of the heavy bleeding like before (which would require both a tampon and a pad for a couple of days when my period started).

I have also only had one night of bad hot flashes, which I feel like was a fluke, given that I have not had any other episodes of hot flashes the rest of the month. I still experienced brown spotting and hope to see this go away as well after another month of using the Progessence Plus serum.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: mood-swings,menstruation-/-period,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: menstruation-/-period,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: mood-swings — "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
7.Associated topics: mood-swings — "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
8.Associated topics: mood-swings,hormones — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link

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