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Accidentally Alleviated Cramps & Heavy Bleeding


Author: Jennifer R.
Date: 07-22-2014
Views: 8,659
Word Count: 207
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 9940-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 5

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I have always had severe cramps and heavy menstrual bleeding since my teen years that would make me very sick for the first two days. After giving birth to my second child, my periods were the same but even longer, so I got the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD).

I have seen a difference, but sometimes I still get cramps that will make me sick (but not near what I was before I got the Mirena IUD). I went to grab Peppermint essential oil to ease my sickness, but after I put the oil on my hand I realized I had mistakenly grabbed Cypress.

So instead of wasting my essential oil, I rubbed my uterus area with a few drops of the Cypress oil. I was going to wait a bit and then apply my Peppermint, but I did not need to. The Cypress not only relieved my cramps but lightened the menstrual bleeding a lot!

The next month I did not use any oils and unfortunately got the cramps and heavy bleeding again.

Then the following month I applied Cypress at the first sign of trouble, and it worked again just as it had two months before -- no cramps and lighter bleeding.

I am keeping Cypress in stock at my house!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: menstrual-cramps,menstruation — "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: menstrual-cramps,menstruation — "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
3.Associated topics: bleeding,menstrual-cramps,menstruation — "[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
4.Associated topics: bleeding — "[A] pulverized mixture of four herbs including Agrimonia Eupatoria (A), Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn (N), Boswellia Carteri (B) [Frankincense], and Pollen Typhae Angustifoliae (P)... was first described in Chinese canonical medicine about 2000 years ago for treatment of various trauma disorders, such as hemostasis [bleeding], anti-inflammatory, analgesia [pain], and wound healing, etc.... [W]e showed that local ANBP treatment not only significantly enhanced wound healing by relieving inflammation, increasing formation of granulation tissue, and accelerating re-epithelialization, but [it] also reduced scar formation by decreasing collagen production [and] protuberant height and volume of scars and [by] increasing collagen maturity.... [Results show that ANBP] promot[es] wound healing and alleviat[es] scar formation, which may be an effective therapy for human wounds at the earliest stage."Link
5.Associated topics: menstruation — “The main constituent of the essential oils of Fennel and anise, anethole, has been considered to be the active estrogenic agent... [and has] been reputed to...increase milk secretion, promote menstruation, facilitate birth, alleviate the symptoms of the male climacteric, and increase libido."Link

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