Recently I have come to the end of an almost three year journey and struggle with primary dysmenorrhea. For those of you who are unfamiliar with that term, it is the medical name for painful periods. As a teenager and young adult, I never had any issues with my menstrual cycle. However in 2014 I decided to stop taking the contraceptive pill, which I had been using to control my acne.
What followed that month was the most painful period of my life. I can’t be sure if this was caused by going off the pill, but it was the only major change in my life at that time. From then until two months ago, each cycle entailed not only high levels of pain but nausea, vomiting, constipation and fatigue.
The last two months of (almost!) pain free periods has been an amazing relief for me, so let me tell you about our amazing Female Reproductive Tonic.
I took the capsule form of this formula during the month of March and, I could not believe that in April I had a cycle that was like when I was a teenager. That has continued to be the case during May too. So, what does this formula contain?
Our Female Reproductive Tonic is an Herbal Formula of
- Chaste Tree Berry
- Black Haw Bark
- Blue Cohosh
- Squaw Vine
- Ligustrum Lucidum
- Wild Yam Root
- Red Raspberry
- Damiana Herb
- Suma Root
This herbal formula was created to help clean, strengthen, and regenerate the female reproductive system. This formula is not an estrogenic formula. It brings hormones and steroids into balance.
While there is insufficient scientific evidence to claim that herbal or dietary supplements can cure dysmenorrhea, there is a fair amount of anecdotal evidence, of which I am one. For myself, I found the medical solutions of taking prostaglandin inhibiting pain relief, or going back on the pill to be disheartening.
What Else Can I Do?
I also increased my intake of fresh and pickled ginger, as there is tentative evidence to suggest that ginger can be effective for primary dysmenorrhea. I recommend this to anyone, even if you don’t find it helps your reproductive issues, ginger is an incredible (and delicious) addition to your healthy diet.
While I haven’t tried it myself, you can douche with this formula. Just use 2 to 3 full droppers, diluted in skin temperature water. Our Heal All Tea is also exceptional as a douche for A-typical cells, fibroids and cysts.
Females produce a type of estrogen primarily in 4 places: the liver, fat cells, ovaries and adrenal glands. 75% (or more!) of females are considered estrogen dominant. Estrogen is very acidic and too much of it can cause premature loss of pregnancy, excessive bleeding problems, cysts, fibroids, fibromyalgia, fibrocystic issues and more.
This formula is designed to help the body bring progesterone into balance. Low progesterone production occurs mainly from adrenal insufficiency. If this is an issue for you, we recommend you use the Adrenal Formula to enhance and regenerate the adrenals.
If you are struggling with hot flashes and cramping, this can be an indicator of thyroid weakness. Adding a Thyroid Formula to your program will then help to address that underlying cause.
Be cautious in using this formula if you are trying to conceive, it is recommended that you half the suggested dose; or avoid it at this time.