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Menstrual Cramps

Since I was 13, I have lived with monthly cramps so intense that for three days each month, my entire schedule was disrupted. I was so fatigued that I was lucky to make it home so I could fall into bed and stay there until I had to drag myself back to school or work.

My symptoms included intense fatigue, dull pain in my lower abdomen that went all the way through to my back. My blood loss was very excessive, full of dark red clots. I didn't have a short temper as I've seen others get. I didn't have enough energy to get angry at anybody.

I saw a practitioner of Chinese Medicine. She didn't give me an acupuncture treatment as I expected, instead, I was given a bag full of herbs, instructions on how to cook them and the mandate that I should take these herbs seven days before my next period, and each period after that.

I did it, and it made all the difference in the world! That first period was about 90% better than any I'd had in my entire life. I had energy, the pain in my abdomen was there, but not a distraction anymore. I was generally relaxed, calm, but not lacking energy or mental focus.

By the time my next period came around, I hardly even noticed it. No lack of energy, no abnormal clots, no excessive bleeding, no cramping.

I've been taking these herbs ever since then, and it has changed my life. Now I get acupuncture and herbal treatments for other conditions as they come up.

by: name withheld by request

 


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