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Are your Periods Painful? Homeopathy can help Treat Dysmenorrhoea

Do you experience painful periods? Is cramping during menstruation causing you to miss work or school?

Painful periods or dysmenorrhoea can disrupt your work and daily routine. While some amount of discomfort or pain is common during menstruation, excessive cramping is referred to as dysmenorrhoea. While dysmenorrhoea is not a dangerous condition, coping with the pain and discomfort can be extremely difficult.

Dysmenorrhoea can be treated with over the counter medication and painkillers. Natural treatments including homeopathy and Ayurvedic treatments are effective for lasting relief from painful periods.

Why do some Women Experience Painful Periods?

Monthly menstruation occurs when the inner lining of the uterus is shed. During menstruation, it’s common for oestrogen and progesterone levels to decline. When the uterus lining begins to shed, it releases a hormone-like substance called ‘prostaglandin’. Women who have higher levels of prostaglandins typically experience pain and cramps.

Sometimes, contractions result in release of thick tissue or blood clots that are unable to pass through a narrow cervix canal. Acute dysmenorrhoea may also be accompanied by dizziness, nausea and vomiting.

Other risk factors that may increase pain during periods include:

  • Early puberty before the age of 11
  • Heavy bleeding during menstruation
  • Never having had a baby (many women experience relief from dysmenorrhoea after delivering a baby)
  • A tilted or uterus
  • An unusually narrow cervix canal
  • Emotional stress

Natural treatments can help provide relief from painful periods. Some effective remedies include:

ü  Reduction of salt, sugar and caffeine a week before the onset of periods; this helps prevent bloating due to water retention

ü  Increase in the intake of vitamins B1, B6 and vitamin E as well as calcium, magnesium and iron

ü  Taking warm baths or placing a heating pad on your back and pelvic area

Homeopathy uses plant extracts for natural treatment of health conditions. The biggest plus point of homeopathy is that it there are no unpleasant side-effects. Homeopathy offers two kinds of treatments: One that provides fast-acting relief during menstrual cramps and is prescribed only during periods. The other types of constitutional homeopathic treatment medication offer a deep action that works to treat the cause of painful periods.

In addition to homeopathy, exercise and yoga also help in the relief of painful periods. Exercise leads to the release of natural painkillers in the body called ‘endorphins’. Yoga stretches not only help reduce menstrual aches and pains but also provide relief from premenstrual symptoms like moodiness and irritability.