Lack Of Menstruation
( Amenorrhea )
Amenorrhea is a condition experienced by many women; it can be defined as the condition of partial or total lack of menstruation. In this condition, the normal menstrual cycles of the women just stops or is halted due to some reason. The complete of any menstrual flow in women can be attributed to many different causes.
The presence of intense emotional stress, the presence of blocked or hidden traumas or suppressed feelings, the lack of adequate nutrition via the diet-in particular the total lack of any high quality proteins and fats in the food, the presence of hormonal imbalances, the undertaking of an excessive and rigorous exercise program, or the development in the woman of a negative outlook towards the process of menstruation can all contribute to the appearance of amenorrhea.
The use of birth control pills over a long period of time is one of the most common causes for the failure to menstruate. Following the use of contraceptive pills over a long period of time, many women have found themselves waiting for months or even years on end, for their menstrual cycle to return to normal or to begin again.
Supplements and herbs
All of the supplements and herbal remedies given here can aid in gaining relief from amenorrhea. Women must drink daily doses of the Female Tonic Tea or the Women’s “Root” Tea to bring about a restoration in the normal hormonal balance and aid in cleansing and strengthening the liver. Individual woman may choose which drink they prefer, or they can drink the teas on alternate days-this option is up to the patient as long as she drinks at least one on a regular basis.
Women can also take daily doses of the liquid Floradix Iron along with some herbs or they can use a similar liquid iron vitamin mineral formula on a daily basis. The dosage requirements can be followed by reading the instructions on the bottle. Patients must also drink at least three to four cups of the herbal Bringing On The Moon Tea when they feel the time to menstruate is upon them.
All of the homeopathic remedies given below can be used in the treatment of amenorrhea. Each remedy can be used for one to three weeks at 30th potency. The use of a different remedy must be considered if there are no beneficial effects during this time period. The use of one mega dose of a remedy at 200c or 1 M is also possible, after such a dose the results must be studied. The presence of an expert homeopathic is suggested when patients undertake these dosages as such a person is more likely to understand the nature of the prescription and the amount to use.
Graphites is to be used in the homeopathic treatment of women suffering from physical symptoms including the absence of menstruation along with swelling in the feet, additional symptoms can include the presence of constipation, and the occurrence of discharges, the presence of stomach pain is also another symptom which is typically seen.
This form of amenorrhea strikes following the first menstrual cycle. The other physical symptoms can include the giving off of a pale and watery, or very scanty menstrual flow, and this is usually accompanied by nausea in the woman. Physical symptoms also include the development of eczema.
The development of a cracked and thickened skin, and the oozing out of a sticky fluid from the affected areas on the body. The woman often suffers from cracked nipples. In addition, patients tend to suffer from obesity, and the presence of chills in the body, swelling in the glands is also often observed. Psychological problems in such women can include an indecisive nature, the presence of intense anxiety, and an aversion to sex of any kind.
The condition can be worsened by exposure to cold weather, staying in a warm room, exposure to drafts, to sudden motions and movements, to the presence of hunger, and symptoms also typically worsen in the night. The condition of the patients often improves on being exposed to open air out of doors. The presence of one or more of these symptoms requires the immediate use of Graphites as a homeopathic remedy in the treatment of the condition.
Kali. carb. is to be used in the homeopathic treatment of women suffering the total absence or late of menstrual cycles. The flow during menstrual period in such women tends to be very little and the color of the blood is very pale, at the same time. In some, instances physical symptoms can also include the onset of early menstruation with profuse or excessive flow at such times.
The physical symptoms can also include the development of anemia in the woman. The initial menstrual cycle is often delayed because of a problem with water retention, and the woman may in addition, suffer from complaints with chest disorders. The flow consists mainly of acrid blood.
The other physical symptoms which can affect such women can include the appearance of puffy bags around the eyes, and perspiration affects the woman very easily, she may also have to endure backache, and can develop weak muscles and general body fatigue. The woman tends to suffer from chills running up and down her body. Psychological symptoms of such women include a responsible personal character, they can also be worriers. Such women are startled very easily and seem nervous all the time.
The patient may keep talking to herself, now and again. The condition of the patient can greatly worsen, when she is alone. The symptoms also tend to worsen after exposure to the cold air or to cool drafts of wind, and being touched at two to three a.m. early in the mornings can worsen the symptoms, the symptoms also generally worsen during the menstrual flow itself, and last of all, women complain of worsening symptoms when they try to sleep at night.
The condition of the patient can improve when exposed to some heat or to dry weather. The presence of one or more of these symptoms requires the immediate use of Kali carb. as a homeopathic remedy in the treatment of the condition.
Nat. mur. is to be used in the homeopathic treatment of women who suffer from prolonged absences of the first menstrual period. As the menstrual period progresses, this lateness increases and some flows can come very late early in the mornings. Physical symptoms seen in such women can also include the presence of splitting headaches, the appearance of a patchy or “mapped” tongue.
The drying of the skin, the cracking up of the lips, and the coming of excessive thirst. The woman may also be affected by a progressive physical weakening starting around ten a.m in the mornings. Menstrual periods and flows tend to start late, and the flow is very scanty, often coming accompanied by the development of sudden heat in the facial region, and a feeling of heaviness in the abdominal area.
The woman may also be affected by the passage of chills up and down her body, and she may also become very anemic at times. Psychological symptoms can include the coming of a depressed state of mind, the person becomes very pessimistic, and may suffer from a deep inner grief which she keeps very well hidden from others around her.
The patient also suffers from a loss of sex drive and libido. The condition of the patient can worsen when exposed to excessive heat, to sunlight, and to any sympathy shown to her by others. The condition of the patient can greatly improve when she stays out in the open air, when she is well rested, when she undertakes a fast, and a short walk on the seashore also reduces symptoms. The presence of one or more of these symptoms requires the immediate use of Nat. mur. as a homeopathic remedy in the treatment of the condition.
PulsatillaPulsatilla is to be used in the homeopathic treatment of women who suffer from the lack of menstrual flow at the time of puberty. This condition can develop because of getting wet, due to physical exhaustion, and due to conditions such as anemia affecting the person. Physical symptoms of the condition can include very late, and scanty menstrual flow, the flowing of blood is erratic, often stops and starts suddenly.
The blood given off during menstruation tends to be clotted up, and the flow is irregular, very changeable and unpredictable. The woman may also be affected by the giving off of a thick, and creamy discharge from the vagina. The person often suffers from chills running up and down her body, patients tend to avoid eating fats, and dislike rich foods. The person is almost never thirsty.
Psychological symptoms can include a very mild nature, the person is very emotional, tends to be extremely weepy, and suffers from irritability. She solicits and likes the sympathy of others and enjoys being in the company of others around her. The condition of the patient can often worsen when staying in a warm room, symptoms also worsen at twilight, and in the dark.
The condition of the patient can improve when she stays out in the open air, symptoms also subside when gently moving, and rubbing the affected part of the body can also ease symptoms. The presence of one or more of these symptoms requires the immediate use of Pulsatilla as a homeopathic remedy in the treatment of the condition.
Sepia is to be used in the homeopathic treatment of women suffering the absence of menstrual flows or an irregularity in the flow. The menstrual flow tends to be very late in coming, and is always scanty. This form of condition often develops following a term of pregnancy, it can also begin at the start of puberty in some women, and the continuous use of contraceptive pills can also trigger the condition.
Physical problems such as uterine prolapse or the displacement of uterine tissues can also trigger the condition. Physical symptoms include the presence of heaviness in the body, and the woman is borne down by intense emotional feelings. She may also suffer from physical exhaustion, she tends to be very indifferent to her loved ones, to any sympathy offered by others, and she tends to refrain from all sexual acts.
Psychological symptoms can include a sarcastic behavior. The woman may also suffer from constant chills running up and down the body, she tends to be feel very faint at all times. Such women also tend to suffer the loss of muscular tone, and are often affected by the falling away of hair.
The condition tends to worsen from continual exposure to the cold, to damp places or weather, and symptom also typically worsen just before menstrual flows, worsening of the symptoms is also seen following the act of sex. The condition of the patients can improve on being exposed to the warm applications or compresses, symptoms also go unnoticed if the woman stays busy, and undertaking vigorous physical exercises will also reduce the intensity of all symptoms. The presence of one or more of these symptoms requires the immediate use of Sepia as a homeopathic remedy into the treatment of the condition.
Female tonic tea
This is an especially nice tonic formula for the reproductive system. It is rich in vitamins and Minerals, and contains uterine tonic herbs. It has a nice refreshing “green” taste.
- 2 parts raspberry leaf,
- 2 parts lemon grass,
- 1 part strawberry leaf,
- 1 part squaw vine stevia to taste,
- 2 parts nettle,
- 2 parts peppermint and/or spearmint.
Use four to six tablespoons of herb mixture per quart of water. Add herb mixture to cold water and bring to the simmering point. Remove from heat and allow to infuse for twenty minutes. Strain. Drink three to four cups daily.
Women’s “root” tea
It has a flavor reminiscent of homemade old-fashioned root beer. It is a wonderful tonic for the endocrine glands, contains liver cleansing herbs, and is useful for gently regulating hormone production.
- 3 parts sassafras bark,
- 2 parts dandelion root,
- 1 part ginger root,
- 1 part licorice root,
- 1 part pau d’arco,
- 1 part vitex (chaste berry),
- 1 part wild yam root,
- 1/2 part cinnamon,
- 1/4 part orange peel,
- 1/4 part dong quai root,
- Optional: a pinch of stevia.
Use four to six tablespoons of herb mixture per quart of water. Add herb mixture to cold water and simmer for twenty minutes. Strain. Drink three to four cups daily.
Bringing on the moon tea
Use four to six tablespoons of herb mixture per quart of water. Place herbs in cold water and bring slowly to a simmer over low heat. Keep covered tightly. Take off the heat immediately and allow to steep for twenty minutes. Strain.
Other beneficial herbs