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Why periods can be painful and how homeopathy can be beneficial

Updated: Apr 2

Homeopathy for painful periods

Most women have some discomfort during their period, but between 5 - 10% of women have period pain so bad that it disrupts life.

Does this resonate with you? I would like you to know that periods this painful are not normal. When the underlying cause is treated the pain reduces.

Often period pain is accompanied by symptoms, such as bloating, tender breasts, swollen stomach, lack of concentration, mood swings, or tiredness.

Painful periods are also known as dysmenorrhoea. It is one of the most common gynaecological disorders in young women. There are 2 types of dysmenorrhoea - primary and secondary.

What is primary dysmenorrhoea?

The pain is mainly in the lower part of the abdomen but can go into the back and down the front of the thighs.

What is secondary dysmenorrhoea?

This may not start until your mid-twenties. The pain can occur throughout the cycle. Periods may become heavier and last longer.

Secondary dysmenorrhoea can be a sign of other conditions including fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis, ovarian cysts. The most common cause of secondary dysmenorrhea is endometriosis.

What are the causes of period pain?

The cramping pains are caused by the uterus contracting to shed its lining, and also by pain caused by the reduced supply of blood to the uterus.

The pain is caused by the hormone, prostaglandin, which is made in the lining of the uterus. On day 1 of your period, the level of prostaglandins is high. But as the lining of the uterus is shed during your period, the level decreases. This is why your pain generally reduces as your period progresses.

How do painkillers reduce the pain?

Many women get bad cramps during their period. The reason may be due to a hormone imbalance.  

Taking a painkiller will stop the pain by stopping the release of the hormone, prostaglandin. When this hormone is not released, the brain will not get the message as quickly or clearly.

The medication stops you feeling the symptom but it does not address the cause of the pain.

Homeopathy for painful periods

Homeopathy is a safe and natural way to deal with painful periods.

Here are some homeopathic remedies that may help with acute pain during your period.

Homeopathic Belladonna

  • The feeling of bearing down with cramp

  • Throbbing pain

  • Pains come and go suddenly

  • Hot gushes of blood

  • Better standing or sitting upright

Homeopathic Chamomilla

  • Colicky pain before and during the period

  • Pain may extend down the thighs

  • Hypersensitive to pain

  • Pain from emotions

  • Heavy flow with coldness of hands and feet

Homeopathic Lachesis

  • Premenstrual syndrome

  • All symptoms better when blood flow begins

  • Worse in hot room

  • Left-sided pain

Homeopathic Mag phos

  • Sudden, sharp shooting pains and cramps

  • Applied heat, gentle pressure and doubling up relieve pain

Homeopathic Pulsatilla

  • Bearing down pain

  • Pains constantly change location

  • Period pain started at puberty

  • Clotted

  • Tearfulness

Homeopathic Sepia

  • Snappy and irritable before period

  • Pains since puberty

  • Light periods or very heavy periods

  • Bearing down sensation

The causes of painful periods are often due to a hormonal imbalance.

You may wish to address the underlying cause by seeing a homeopath.


Is homeopathy for you?

Homeopathy is used all over the world for so many health issues including issues with periods. I would love to speak to you if you think I may be able to help support you.

Next steps

I offer a free 30 minute call. During this call, we talk about you, your symptoms, and how they are affecting you. I will ask you some questions to see if homeopathy may be beneficial to you.

I am always happy to hear from you.

Naziana x

Homeopathy for Women's Health offering Homeopathy for Menopausal Symptoms Including Hot Flushes


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