As a natural health practitioner, I’ve seen many young women and teenage girls suffering with period pain over the years. Experiencing monthly pain is no joke and shouldn’t be something we put up with. But why do some of us experience pain and what can we do about it?
Like any pain or symptom, when the body produces period cramps or pain, it is a sign that something is out of balance. I’ve had several clients who could hardly believe the improvement in their period pain after homeopathic treatment.
One client, Charlotte, described ‘each month I used to dread my period, they were heavy, very painful and often I would stay home from school. After 2 months of treatment I was so much better – it was amazing – and I no longer miss days curled up in bed’.
Our periods benefit us from clearing out toxins each month and if we are suffering with PMT (pre-menstrual tension) it shows us how much emotional toxicity we have.
Teenage life can be fraught with all sorts of emotions and issues, past as well as current. This can add to premenstrual tension as well as unbalancing their hormone system, resulting in irritability and mood swings. Life can then become very miserable especially if periods are also painful, exhausting or too heavy.
Unfortunately, teenage girls are often prescribed the contraceptive pill – but even if this seems to works on alleviating pain and discomfort in the long term it is suppressing the natural hormonal rhythm, impedes natural detoxification and can lead to future health issues.
Approaches such as homeopathy can provide effective relief from period pain or difficulties without unbalancing the hormonal system or adding stress to the liver by using pharmaceutical pain killers. At Transformative Health I can also help you detox from negative effects such from contraception or vaccinations such as HPV which can upset your hormonal cycle. My aim is to find remedies which support your liver and use remedies which are individual to your symptoms.
Diet provides another natural approach worth considering. I would advise a diet rich in:
- calcium (dark green leafy greens, almonds and beans)
- antioxidants (blueberries, cherries, tomatoes and vegetables)
- water – at least 6-8 glasses of filtered water daily
- regular exercise
And to avoid:
- refined foods (white pasta, breads and sugar)
- caffeine, alcohol and tobacco.
Carefully selected remedies help young women and teens experiencing such symptoms to gently detox, support their hormonal system and restore balance. Please do get in touch if you’d like to find out more.