Dysmenorrhea - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Dysmenorrhoea is defined as painful menstruation. This can occur due to the cramping of the uterus, and can also be related to other conditions which affect the female reproductive tract, such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, fibroids etc. This herb mix can help to address this pain and cramping, whilst the underlying causes are addressed...

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It is a common condition occurring to some degree in 50% of menstruating women. The contractions occur when blood supply to the lining of the uterus is reduced. The pain itself can be severe enough to disrupt everyday activities.

Herbs have traditionally been used to assist a person to come back to a healthy state of well being. Individual herbs, specifically prescribed for a particular situation may assist the body to come back into balance, thereby allowing a healthy homeostasis to be reinstated as nature intended. The herbalist looks to the whole person, their values and attitudes as well as their circumstances and physical condition along with other aspects of their individuality. This is in marked contrast to the allopathic medicine approach.

Some natural approaches that may help;

  • Rubbing olive oil on the abdomen
  • Rhythmical walking
  • A heating pad or hot water bottle on your lower back or abdomen
  • Swimming
  • Rest
  • Yoga

McDowells Products

I make up an internal herbal support mix to try to address the hormonal imbalances involved in Dysmenorrhea and reduce the cramping. It is taken as a course three times daily for several months after the symptoms have reduced to try to re-establish a more normal and pain free cycle.

The mix is simple and safe and can have no detrimental side effects to your health, fertility or period cycle. It may also be taken alongside contraceptive medication.

The herbs I include in my Dysmenorrhea mix are: Chamomile, Chaste Berry, Poke Root, Wild Yam, Horse Chestnut, Blue Cohosh along with the Bach Flowers Aspen, Mimulus, Vine and Honeysuckle.

After the first complete cycle on this mix I would appreciate your feedback in case I need to modify this standard mix to suit the particulars of this case. 

Have a question? Contact McDowell's Herbal Treatments

McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a herbal program to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice.

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