Is the lead up to your period like an emotional roller-coaster?
Does the pain put you out of action for days?
Do you loved ones make plans to avoid you and have to walk on eggshells around you?
Or is the disruption putting a serious strain on your work and social relationships?
If so, this monthly ordeal of feeling out of control can be addressed on many layers using natural homeopathic remedies.
I see many women in my practice who suffer from premenstrual syndrome to varying degrees and this is how they describe their experience.
“I’m like an antichrist.”
“Everyone and everything annoys me.”
“I cry at the drop of a hat one minute and the next I am throwing something at my partner.”
“I am so cranky and irritable. I just want to be on my own.”
“I’m overly sensitive to what people say to me.”
“I become so aggressive it frightens me.”
“I become so bloated my clothes don’t fit, I look like I am pregnant.”
“The headaches start exactly one week out and stop when my period arrives.“
“I feel so guilty afterwards, the way I treat my children and my husband.”
“I can’t concentrate, I’m forgetful, and I’m clumsy always bumping into things.”
“I become nauseous and vomit with the pain and just want to curl up in a ball on a cold floor.”
“I can’t bear the pain, it’s like being in labour.”
“I feel depressed and the only thing that gives me comfort is binge eating chocolate and sweets.”
Premenstrual syndrome (also sometimes referred to as Pre-menstrual Tension, PMT) is a term used to describe a combination of physical and emotional symptoms that occurs about one week before menstruation. In more severe cases symptoms can arise at the onset of ovulation. The symptoms tend to disappear or begin to improve when the menstrual bleed starts or shortly thereafter.
The exact cause is unknown but is thought to be related to interactions between sex hormones and brain chemicals (neurotransmitters).
For periods that are a monthly ordeal with mood swings, pain & feeling out of control, Homeopathy offers a natural drug-free solution to balancing hormones long term.
As each person’s experience of PMS and their period is different, in homeopathy it is important to understand how it affects you specifically. With an in-depth analysis, we are then able to prescribe an individual prescription to help re-balance hormones and restore order.
Study 1: 20 women suffering from PMS were enrolled in this randomised, controlled, double-blind trial to receive one of 5 symptomatically selected homeopathic remedies, or placebo. Using daily menstrual distress scores before and at the end of the trial, improvement greater than 30% was experienced by 90% of those using the homeopathic medicine and 37.5% of those using the placebo.
Yakir M, Kreitler S, Brzezinski A, Vithoulkas G, Oberbaum M, Bentwich Z. Effects of homeopathic treatment in women with premenstrual syndrome: a pilot study. British Homeopath Journal. 2001 Jul ; 90(3), 148-53. (Source: Robert Medhurst BNAT ND DHom)
Study 2: A randomised controlled trial of homeopathic treatment for PMS confirms that homeopathy is helpful in PMS. Jones A. Homeopathic treatment for premenstrual symptoms. J Family Planning Reproductive Health Care. 2003 Jan;29(1):6-7. (Source: An Overview of Positive Homeopathy Research Surveys ENHR Aug 2009)
If you would like help in relieving your PMS symptoms and would like to book an appointment you can call me on 0860891037 (International +353 860891037) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Eileen Scullion of Homeopathy-Healing is a Registered Homeopath LicISH ISHom with the Irish Society of Homeopaths (The Regulatory Body for the Homeopathic Profession which is recognized by the Department of Health and Children and works on the National Working Group towards an integrated Health System).