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Atrocious Periods & Roller Coaster Emotions


Author: Karen N A.
Date: 05-28-2014
Views: 6,572
Word Count: 720
Questions Received: 5
Testimonial ID: 9763-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I know this is a long read, but look at all of it because it is good!

It has taken a long time for me to post my testimonial because I was such a skeptic about essential oils! I mean the good Lord gave us modern medicine for a reason, RIGHT? I could not have been MORE WRONG! I am head over heels in LOVE with essential oils and the benefits I have gained from them.

I have struggled with difficult monthly cycles for a long time. I am 32 years old, and have and if you name it, I have experienced it!

Cramps that put me in the bed for days. Heavy periods that when I stand up and just... well, you know. Emotions the week prior that would rival a category 5 hurricane. Breasts so sore they rebel against a bra. Back pain that makes you feel like you have an elephant sitting on it. Ovarian cysts that have ruptured. Exploratory surgery just to see what is going on.

I have run the gamut! I was on pain pills, birth control, and more pain pills. And as you know, pain pills when you have a full-time job does NOT make for a good combination.

About 8 months ago my dear friend and fellow essential oil user suggested that I try Young Living Progessence Plus and the Dragon Time oil blend. I was at a point at which I was so beaten down that I figured why not? Nothing else has worked!

I started using both of them every day. I applied the Progessence Plus on my forearm and a few drops of the Dragon Time on the side of my heel (the pressure point related to the reproductive organs). I also inhaled the oils.

The first month after I used these blends, no results. The second month was the same. I was about to throw in the towel and shout, "See, this didn't work either!" My same dear sweet, patient friend who told me about these oil blends said to stay on them, because it can take a bit of time.

So, dragging my feet I agreed to stay with it. During the 3rd month I was totally shocked to see that I had gotten my period. There was NO warning, NO emotional crying outbursts, and NO sore breasts. There was just a slight backache that I chalked up to just sleeping wrong. I immediately told my friend that I was SHOCKED to have experienced such relief!

However, being a science teacher, I needed trials! So the test would continue over the next few months. And sure enough, the next months proved to have the same results. I was ELATED!

Then came those dreaded words on the Young Living website: OUT OF STOCK. They were out of stock of my beloved Progessence Plus for over a month.

That time period that I was without my precious oil blend was rough. I had a period that was like Godzilla fighting King Kong! I just prayed for my oil blend to be back in stock! When it was back I bought TWO bottles so that I would always have a backup!

Another absolute astonishment was this past month. My sister came to stay with me for the weekend, which happened to be the weekend that I had my "monthly visitor." Towards the end of the visit I asked her how I seemed to her -- you know, attitude, etc. She said that I seemed to be doing really good!

Then I dropped the bomb that I was actually on my period. She was beyond shocked! BEYOND!!! She has walked beside me through my whole horrible journey. She actually cried when she saw how well I was doing!

Now, I am NOT a doctor or medical professional, and I am not sure if you will have my same results. All I know is that, since I started using these amazing God-given essential oils, my life has changed 100%.

This does not mean that I am without symptoms completely. I still cramp and get a backache, and my breasts get a bit tender.

But on a scale of 1-10 (with 1 being baby kittens and puppies and 10 being an atomic bomb going off inside of me), I would say that at most I am a 4, which -- TRUST me -- is an AMAZING thing!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: bioidentical, cycle, dysmenorrhea, female, fibroid, fibroids, hormonal, hypermenorrhea, menorrhagia, menses, menstrual, menstruation, painful, pains, premenstrual, women.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: mood,period,emotions,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: 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: estrogen-dominance,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,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
7.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
8.Associated topics: mood,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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