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Relieving dysmenorrhoea with homoeopathy

Dysmenorrhoea refers to menstrual pain. This pain is caused by spasmodic cramps that occur around the uterus, which contracts itself to expel blood and endometrial waste before and during the menstruation period. There are two known types of dysmenorrhoea known as primary dysmenorrhoea  and secondary dysmenorrhoea. Primary dysmenorrhoea only manifests itself through painful sensations in the lower abdomen which are felt right before the menstruation period and that disappear after two to three days. However, if the pain persists even after blood flow is over, dysmenorrhoea is said to be secondary. In order for women suffering from this condition to go through their menstruation period more easily, they must follow an appropriate and effective treatment. To do so, they can resort to homoeopathic remedies.

Symptoms of dysmenorrhoea

Painful menses are the main symptoms of dysmenorrhoea. In most cases, this pain is felt in the lower abdomen. However, it can radiate to the thighs, lower back and even the hips, depending on the severity of the spasmodic cramps affecting the uterine walls. In some cases, they manifest themselves a few days before the onset of the menstruation period and intensify at the time during which the uterus expels debris consisting of bloody tissue and blood clots. It is also possible for dysmenorrhoea to manifest itself through an irregular menstruation cycle and to be accompanied by nausea, headaches, vomiting, diarrhoea, heavy fatigue and dizziness. If all of these symptoms persist once the menstruation cycle has ended, the disease is said to be secondary and is often the result of another underlying pathology.

Treating dysmenorrhoea

In general, the dosage of homoeopathic remedies for relieving dysmenorrhoea is of 5 granules, to be taken once a day until the symptoms finally disappear. When breast tenderness is also present, the use of Boripharm is recommended. However, in case of extreme pain or pain associated to spasms, it is advisable to alternate intakes of Magnesia phosphorica 9 CH with intakes of Colocynthis 15 CH. If the pain radiates towards the sacrum and thighs and the patient has dizzy spells, the best-suited remedy is Lilium Tigrinum 5 CH. If the disease not only manifests itself through intense pain, but also through leucorrhoea and inflammation of the nipples, it is advisable to take granules of Chamomilla vulgaris. In case the spasms are accompanied by back pain, it is preferable to resort to Methysergide. However, if they feel like uterine contractions experienced during childbirth conducted without epidural anaesthesia, the best thing to do is to take Caulophyllum thatlictroides 9 CH. Besides, if the pain is relieved when the patient applies pressure on her stomach, the most appropriate remedy is Bryonia. Nonetheless, if the patient still feels fatigue, it is advisable for her to take Rubra. If the abundance of blood flow during menstruation is directly proportional to the intensity of the pain felt, it is recommended for the patient to take Actea racemosa 9 CH. Besides, when the expelled blood is bright red, it is advised tot ake Sabina, although Sepia is the preferred remedy when the blood is black. Finally, in the event that the symptoms do not include any abnormalities, other homoeopathic remedies, such as Nux vomica, Sepia, L 25 and Helonias can also be used to treat dysmenorrhoea.

When should you consult a doctor?

In general, women who have had their menses for several years should no longer feel pain during menstruation. If they still suffer from dysmenorrhoea, it is recommended for them to seek further medical attention. In addition, if the pain in the lower abdomen persists despite taking the homoeopathic remedy or if the painful menses are accompanied by fever, vaginal secretions, menorrhagia or acyclic bleeding, a medical consultation might be necessary.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “dysmenorrhoea”

Associated treatments

•    Actaea Racemosa
•    Bromum
•    Cactus Grandiflorus
•    Caulophyllum Thalictroides
•    Chamomilla Vulgaris
•    Cocculus Indicus
•    Colocynthis
•    Dioscorea Villosa
•    Erigeron Canadensis
•    Lachesis Mutus
•    Lilium Tigrinum
•    Magnesia Carbonica
•    Magnesia Muriatica
•    Magnesia Phosphorica
•    Murex Purpurea
•    Pareira Brava
•    Platina
•    Sabina
•    Sepia Officinalis
•    Trillium Pendulum
•    Tuberculinum
•    Veratrum Album
•    Viburnum Opulus
•    Zincum Metallicum

Associated pathologies

•    Amrnorrhea
•    Intermenstrual bleeding and pain
•    Premenstrual syndrome

Good to know: The homoeopathic treatments that can cure dysmenorrhoea are also effective for relieving women’s anxiety and nervousness during their menstruation cycle.

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