Written By S.Sulianah MSc, BA, Dip
I have been receiving loads of sighing complaints from clients, women and friends about the hardships they have to go through every month. No…it is not about cooking for their hubby or children after going back home from work nor is it about their difficulties to tone their bodies (I understand that difficulties).
Yes…it is about the cramps, stinging headaches, body weakness and vomiting every month.
A number of clients, members of families, friends and even friends of friends had approached me to ask if there is anything they can do to feel better from these pains every month.
Personally, I know how it feels. No…not because people told me how it feels, it is because I went through these before. The worst was, sleep does not ease my pain nor does taking painkillers help. The worst of all to manage was I started to vomit and failed to do anything for one whole day.
What are the causes of this unbearable monthly attack?
With reference to an article from Medicine.net; Cramps develop when clots or pieces of bloody tissues from lining of the uterus pass through the cervix. It is more painful if the cervical canal is narrow. In response to prostaglandins and other chemicals reactions, the uterine contracts resulting in menstrual cramps.
Uterine muscles contract which lead to constriction in blood supplies to endometrium. In fact this will block the delivery of oxygen to the tissue of the endometrium. It then results from breaks down and dies.
What are other ways to relieve the menstrual cramps?
Tracee Cornforth wrote an article at About.com, suggested ways such as taking a warm bath, aromatherapy and heating pad at lower abdomen to relief the pain. Herbal remedies such as evening primrose oil, cramp bark, unicorn root etc will be of help too.
In fact, there are many other solutions available out there to solve this pain.
The objective of this article is to share with you on what homeopathy can do to manage and ease the menstrual cramp complaint?
Before that, to know more about homeopathy, you can check out in our page ‘About Homeopathy’.
In homeopathy consultation, we believed in understanding the character of the symptoms of menstrual cramp. Different individuals will encounter different kind of pains and its causes. Therefore, different remedies will be prescribed to each individual.
Some menstrual cramps are not common, it is irregular and the discharges differ from normal (probably scanty, light red etc). Further consultations are essential before we could advise the suitable remedies.
Right now, I will be explaining to you on the common complaints generally experienced during menstrual period.
Feel like fainting and weak during menses?
The reason why one felt like fainting during menses is due to the deficiency of phosphate of iron salt in the body. The limited amount of iron causes the circulation of blood to increase, without the right sufficient energy causing the body to become weak. High levels of prostaglandins (a chemical release by the lining of uterus) are one of the main causes.
I will normally prescribe a remedy, Ferr. Phos which originates from the mineral phosphate of iron, developed using homeopathy technique. Its function is to carry oxygen to all parts in our body. It will help to toughen cellular structure of circular walls of the blood vessels.
Ferr Phos is also an agent for developing healthy blood cells, thus it naturally helps to ease out any pains.
The remedy will work well with Kali. Phosphate to strengthen the nerve tissue which had consumed the gray matter of the brain.
How about the cramps?
Cramps occurred when white fibers contract and there is muscle contraction of the uterus. This is due to the deficiency of magnesium phosphate cell salts. White fibres will draw up, contract and thus reduce the cavity of the stomach.
Mag. Phosphate acts to supply the deficiency to the muscles. Thus, rid off the pain that commonly occurs during menses which is caused by contraction of muscles.
How to consume the homeopathic remedies?
Ferr.Phos, Kali Phos and Mag Phos are to consume within 7 days, before your period start. This is to prevent from experiencing the cramps and body weakness when menses start.
Consumption of homeopathic remedies can be stopped once completely heal.
Homeopathic remedies come in sweet globules which will melts on your tongue. It is not to be consumed with water.
The best result will be if you complement the above with exercises. Exercise makes big difference and it speed up the healing process. This will help to increase the endorphin level, in which the brain will recognize it as pain relief.
Just be consistent and you will observe motivating results. However, I will avoid exercising during my period week.
Some simple exercises like doing a set of 25-30.
3) Lie on the floor and bend your legs towards your chest and straight out.
4) Head for a short run (eg. 1.2km) once a week to pump blood to your heart, brain and whole body.
How it works? You must be wondering whether handwriting analysis really tells us about anyone’s personality.
Well, not to stiffly bore you with the 100 years of handwriting analysis history, accentuating the endless reputable analysis by graphologists, I decided to digress.
I figured out from my personal observation that whatever we feel and think, are unconsciously portrayed through our actions. Simply, if we dislike someone, we will distant ourselves from him or her. That literally explains how handwriting analysis works. Our character --> our behavior --> reflected in handwriting.
Let’s look at how the science of handwriting analysis sync with our behavior in daily life.
The following handwriting is someone who is a fast thinker,impatient and usually in a hurry. Look at the top pointy strikes on the letters m, n and r. The association on the way it is written, that is swiftness in writing speed sync with the writer’s behavior in handling situations.
Check out on your bosses’ handwritings. Most of them possess this type of writings. Observe how they handle situations. You should find the similarities. Believe me…you will.
On the other hand, if you see flat and round top on those letters as follows..then, please be ready with all the facts in your argument before you enter your boss’ room. Your boss possessing this stroke is more methodical and procedural.He wants evidences and figures.
How it syncs with life? Just imagine this...you will need more effort and time to write like this - extending the top of the ‘m’, before the last stroke reach the base. This explains, you need time to collate any facts to support your thoughts before making decisions.
Solely figuring out the individual strokes to conclude about your personality is inadequate and ineffective. To implement this science accurately,handwriting needs to be analyzed as a whole. The best results to identify our strengths and weaknesses, and areas to improve require combining all handwriting traits for analysis.
What is the Principle of Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is the science of healing to develop and restore our body back to order and restoring health to the sick.
How Homeopathy Remedies are made?
Homeopathy remedies are not made of drugs and chemicals which can cause severe side effects. It is prepared using a technique of serial dilution with forceful shaking (succussion) in which this increases the effect of the treatment.
This process of dilution continues until the original substance disappears completely. Because the remedies are very diluted, they are extremely safe. The clinical experience of homeopathy shows that the micro-dose is effective.
What Are The Right Remedies
The choice of remedy is based fundamentally on the rule of nature - The Law of Similars. This law states ‘like cures like’ where a medicine can cure a sick person if it can cause similar sickness in a healthy person.
Imagine this; If you peel an onion, your eyes will start to burn, itch and water with runny nose and sneezing. If you had a cold with similar symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing, a homeopathic micro-dose of the remedy Allium cepa (red onion) would help the body to heal by itself.
Brief History of Homeopathy
The law of similar was made known by Samuel Hahnemann in the early 1800s who was a doctor and a chemist in Germany. He discovered this by testing small doses of medicine on himself.
By 1900, the acceptance of homeopathy is tremendously overwhelming in countries such as France, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, India and Great Britain. In fact, the family doctor to England's Queen Elizabeth is a homeopathic physician.
What Are The Basis to Prescribe The Remedies?
Apart from relying on the symptoms of the disease, we will explore on the patient psychological and physical state as the fundamental before prescribing any homeopathy remedies. The concept tailored to each person. Different individual with different symptoms will be prescribed with different remedies even they are experiencing the same sickness.
Sources of Homeopathy Remedies
Homeopathy remedies originates from plants, mineral etc. The original substance is diluted in liquid repeatedly, and vigorously shaken with each dilution.
What to expect during a visit to a homeopathic practitioner
Homeopath will normally collate details about yourself that relates to your feelings, sensations, sensitivity, thinking, Information such as your condition relating to sleep, eating habits, digestion, mind state etc will be asked.
This will assist Homeopaths to individualize and find the specific and most similar remedy for the patient's condition.
What diseases can be treated with homeopathy?
Homeopathy treatment does not treat diseases specifically, but treat the person who is sick.
Be it chronic or acute diseases, all of the symptoms (physical, mental or emotional) are evidence of the individual’s body and mind state.
Can homeopathy help to heal individuals with mental disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety and other related psychological problems?
Homeopathic remedies are medium to stabilize problems related to emotional and psychological disorders. It usually will assist patients to go through the process of recovery more rapidly.
Find out more about how Magnesia Phosphorica ease my one year old niece from crying due to stomachache. And also how it could help with cramps during menses.