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Old 11-04-2012, 04:04 AM
Invidia Luxe Invidia Luxe is offline
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Natural remedy for menstrual cramps?

I want to stop taking over the counter pain medication for my menstrual cramps. Is there a natural alternative? I've also thought about ways to have mental power over the pain. Is there a way to do that?
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:08 AM
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I would recommend energy work with a focus on energizing the lower chakras
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:49 AM
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Try this...

http://www.nutripeople.com/condition...nstrual-cramps
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:59 AM
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I found a couple different things that might help. One is called cramp bark, it comes from europe. Also catnip or peppermint tea can help ease the cramps. Hope it helps.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:02 AM
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I find that putting some tuna in my diet helps - like a tuna casserole or just a sandwich. Potassium can help with muscle cramps so it might be worth it to increase the number of bananas you eat. Sitting down with a hot water bottle and a book also helps me.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:36 AM
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StarSkye... Evening primrose oil is an herbal medicine for women's issues, among other things. It needs to be taken every day, not just when there is cramping.

Here's a good article about it: http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-evening-primrose.html


Also... oddly enough, when I used to take Ibuprofen for cramps my other pms symtoms decreased too.


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Old 12-04-2012, 03:13 AM
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A good healthy diet is important, as toxins will find their way out of a weak area such as menstruation, also i have found that evening primrose oil capsules help, i had a woman come to me once that had endometriosis, she couldn't get pregnant, so i put her on a fruit cleansing diet and evening primrose capsules in about two months she got pregnant. This is when i was a practicing naturopathy, all the best to you.
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Old 22-04-2012, 05:12 PM
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I've had bad cramps for a long time. Usually they start in the middle of the night which is annoying! lol. When they're during the day I used a hot pack on my stomach and that helped. (I put white rice in a sock and warmed it up, but you can also use a cup of tea or bowl of soup there and enjoy it too.)

Last month I didn't have any cramping at all. I think it's because I was in the sun so much the week leading up to it. I've heard that sun is a natural anti-inflammatory so that would make sense. Also last year I switched to cloth pads and a diva cup because I heard that the chemicals in unnatural pads/tampons can worsten cramping and your period.

And I agree with psychocoslice pain/illness is a sign of nutritional deficiency. Making sure you're eating healthy and getting exercise will help too in every area of your life. Course I thought I was eating healthy, but a week ago I found out I was gluten intolerant, so I wasn't eating healthy for me.
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Old 23-04-2012, 05:32 AM
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Reduce/eliminate sugar and caffeine intake.
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Old 14-05-2012, 10:43 PM
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I used to have a lot of cramping too until I started taking flaxeed and flaxeed oil. I'm not sure if it's the flaxeed or an increase in exercise that did it for me.

On a similar subject, has anyone tried Lady's Mantle, Sage, and Shepard's Purse herbal teas to stop heavy menstral bleeding? I do take Lysteda as needed but I would like to avoid it if possible.
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