Homeopathy for Menstrual Cramps

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Are you one of the many women all over the world who are dreading their monthly cycle due to painful cramps? Then fret not, because homeopathy can really help. An estimated 60% of women experience some sort of pain during their period, and this is something that they shouldn’t just learn to live with.

What is the Cause of Menstrual Cramps?

As most women know already, they have to deal with a monthly cycle. This process is known as menstruation and it deals with the woman’s uterus shedding its lining. The process requires the uterine to contract to loosen the lining. During the uterus contraction, blood vessels are constricted, which effectively reduce the blood flow. This can be quite painful at times.

Then, due to hormonal changes that trigger menstruation, some women can experience more vigorous contractions in their uterus, which leads to even more pain for her.

Homeopathic Treatment for Menstrual Cramps

The good news is that homeopathy can actually help women who experience pain during their menstrual cycle. However, not all menstrual pain is the same. There are smaller factors that each contribute to what the woman is feeling and because of this, there is no single remedy for it. Much like with homeopathic treatments, the key is to take a look at the individual and take a deep dive into the characteristic symptoms of the person. The remedy chosen should be able to produce the same characteristics to achieve progress.

However, if the wrong remedy is chosen, there will be no effect at worse and mild at best. Fortunately, homeopathic treatments being natural remedies do not render bad side effects for choosing the “wrong” remedy.

Below is a list of the more common homeopathic treatments for menstrual cramps:

**Please note** These descriptions cannot be used to treat, but just to give a person an idea of the different homeopathic remedies available. Each remedy must be matched to the individual’s unique problem. This is why it’s best to consult a homeopathic specialist on your individual situation.

Cactus Grandifolia

A person who would benefit the most with this treatment is suffering greatly from menstrual cramps. The pain is similar to having a very tight band splayed across the abdomen. A throbbing pain can sometimes be felt as well near the ovary. There are cases wherein the pain is so severe that the patient cries out.

At the same time, the woman’s flow tends to be clotted and it is painful to pass the clots.

Magnesia Phosphorica

This remedy is useful for women who usually get relief from menstrual cramping by using heat. This can be through the use of heat packs placed directly on the abdomen. Application of pressure can also help but not as much.

The pain would normally start before the actual menstruation and some relief is also felt with the coming flow which tends to be dark in color.

If this is the case, then Magnesia Phosphorica is a good choice as a homeopathic treatment for menstrual cramps.

Colocynthis

For Colocynthis, the woman would normally experience relief from the cramping when they bend or apply a lot of pressure on the painful area. This is the biggest sign that this is the remedy to go with. Other signs include pain so great that the woman vomits.

Irritability and crankiness are also common for this type of menstrual cramp.

Nux Vomica

The classical case of being irritable, impatient, and quite sensitive during menstrual cycle is the sign that Nux Vomica is the homeopathic treatment to go with. Cramping can also spread throughout the body and there could be an urge to release bowels with each passing cramp.

The flow of a woman that may need Nux Vomica would be early and very profuse, but will not last long.

Belladonna

This homeopathic remedy is ideal for women who generally feel a throbbing pain which is usually worse at the right side of the abdomen. Cramping will come suddenly and sometimes violently. At the same time, the woman might have a feeling of being full in the uterus.

The woman’s flow in this situation is usually profuse and is bright red. There are cases wherein the flow is actually gushing. Any kind of motion can aggravate the pain.

Chamomilla

When this homeopathic treatment is called for, then this could be one of the worse pains. The woman would feel intense pains, similar to being in labor that accompanies the flow. The pain could be felt down the thighs as well. It is also worth noting that due to the pain, the woman would normally be irritable and cranky.

As for the flow, it tends to be very profuse and dark. At the same time, it is clotted with the occasional gush of bright red blood.

Patients needing Chamomilla homeopathic treatment would often feel some reprieve when using cold packs on the pain area.

Dosage of Homeopathic Treatment

Although it is difficult to determine the dose without proper examination first, it is normal to start at around 200C in order to gauge the effects. The correct way of taking it is by placing the tablet either below or on the tongue then letting it dissolve in the mouth. Do not swallow it directly.

Placing the tablet or pellet in water is also an option. Stir vigorously to allow it to dissolve then take teaspoon doses as needed.

Stop the dosage once relief begins and only redose if the symptoms start to creep back again.

Lastly, it cannot be stressed enough that the correct homeopathic treatment for menstrual cramps is heavily dependent on the characteristic symptoms the patient is facing. The treatment should match the symptoms as much as possible to get the best results.

If you are having some trouble or doubt with the correct homeopathic treatment for menstrual cramps, we are always here for you. Send us a message today, and we will help you get the best remedy for the pain.

Dr Alan Greenberg

Dr Alan Greenberg

Certified by the Nevada State Homeopathic Board of Examiners

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