Gemmotherapy Answers: Painful Periods 

April 24, 2015

Last week158933164 I shared with you these three beliefs I have in regard to women and their menstrual symptoms whether they happen at 15 or 45 years of age:

  1. No woman should suffer with symptoms that can be treated.
  2. Small changes early on can prevent so many further issues later in life, including, but not limited to, infertility, endometriosisis and its complications, fibroids, cancers of the reproductive organs and autoimmune diseases.
  3. Holistically supporting women’s health from an early age impacts the health of generations to come.

I shared a list of symptoms that should serve as red flags that something is amiss. Painful periods is the red flag that I want to discuss in this particular post. This is a topic that should be of greater concern to medical practitioners than it is because pain is the body’s signal that inflammation is present. I am a firm believer that pain needs to be noticed and addressed not suppressed. Further, I urge my clients with daughters to check in on a regular basis with them about their cycles. It’s important for young women to learn that their body is signaling for attention if any of these symptoms appear and that early intervention can stave off a host of bigger issues.

LymphAbdominalSo, to be clear, painful periods are not normal or okay because your mom and her mom also had the issue. Pain during menses is an indicator that inflammation is present and should be taken as a clear sign the lymphatic system is not doing its job. Take a look here at the number of lymph vessels and nodes in the abdominal region. As I wrote in a recent post on elimination, 50% are right where you or someone you know experiences intense pain during menses. If the lymphatic system is congested or sluggish in its cleaning, waste will accumulate in this area AND when estrogen levels raise right before menses, the problem is exacerbated. Due to the acidic quality of the hormone estrogen, it can shift an already imbalanced pH into overdrive, which then increases the level of pain.

While lymphatic stagnation is the main reason behind painful periods, another similar problem most often associated with excruciating pain during menses is found in the case of endometriosis. What is endometriosis? Dr. Aviva Romm, an NYC expert in holistic health care for women, explains that endometriosis occurs when tissue that normally line the uterus are found in other areas of the body, most commonly the abdominal cavity. During menses these tissues then shed dead cells and bleed, irritating the nerves in the abdominal region. Endometiosis is a condition that should not be ignored, however, conventional medicine fails in the treatment it offers. Having suffered from this myself for years, before my exposure to homeopathy and gemmotherapy, I found the solutions offered to me completely unsatisfactory. Now being equipped with answers, I want to help as many women as possible heal the underlying cause.

Because lymphatic stagnation is the root cause of both painful menses and endometriosis, I start my clients on a gemmotherapy protocol and recommend an alkalyzing diet to get things moving. These two steps will engage the lymphatic system to drain off the acidic wastes, reducing pain within the first month of treatment and eventually completely. If the problem is truly endometriosis then I use a homeopathic protocol to reduce the inflammation and shift the constitution of the individual being treated and suggest Mayan massage and/or acupuncture.

If you or someone you know suffers from painful periods or endometriosis it’s important to know you don’t need to endure  symptoms month after month, there are solutions that are drug free, accessible, and work.

image_pdfimage_print

Immunity matters!
Learn to support your health naturally with weekly tips
delivered straight to your inbox.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

You may also be interested in:

Restoring Immunity Gemmo Pets: Fig Extract

By Lauren | January 21, 2022

Homeopath and pet expert Susie Killian pairs up with Lauren to share the very latest information on Gemmo extracts for your furry friends.  Learn to harmonize your pet’s nervous system, support healthy elimination, and address chronic symptoms naturally with Gemmo plant bud extracts. Your pets will thank you. In this episode learn the basic guidelines…

Persian Style Chickpea Stew

By Lauren | January 14, 2022

If it seems I’m a bit stuck on comforting bowls of goodness you are 100% right and I don’t hear any complaints.  Are you going to argue with a heaping dose of nurturing these days?  I’m not and anyway there are certainly worse vices than obsessively cooking soup, at least in my opinion. Inspired by Alexis…

Restoring Immunity: How to hold space for each other now

By Lauren | January 14, 2022

If finding balance and even your footing in these early days of 2022 is your struggle you are not alone. Pull up a chair and listen to this intimate, unscripted conversation between Japanese Acupuncturist Maegan Lemp and Gemmotherapist, Lauren Hubele.  In this short but powerful conversation Lauren and Maegan share what they have learned just…

Nourishing Noodle Soup

By Lauren | January 7, 2022

This nourishing noodle soup is my equivalent of love in a bowl.  Why not gift it to yourself and someone you love this week. Don’t be put off by the 2  ingredient lists, it goes together in a snap AND you’ll end up with extra curry paste to make it again or gift to a…

Restoring Immunity Gemmo Memo Mistletoe

By Lauren | December 17, 2021

Listen in and discover what Mistletoe extract can offer you and your family now. Enjoy this sweet mix of Gemmotherapy Materia Medica and an Asian Medicine lens as Maegan and Lauren explore the potential of Crab Apple Gemmotherapy Extract. Discover more about Lauren and Maegan’s work here: Lauren Hubele Maegan Lemp Learn more about Gemmotherapy…

Restoring Immunity: Gemmo Pets – Sea Buckthorn and Silver Birch Seed

By Lauren | December 10, 2021

Homeopath and pet expert Susie Killian pairs up with Lauren to share the very latest information on Gemmo extracts for your furry friends.  Learn to harmonize your pet’s nervous system, support healthy elimination, and address chronic symptoms naturally with Gemmo plant bud extracts. Your pets will thank you. In this episode learn the basic guidelines…

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

By Lauren | December 3, 2021

Makes 10 large or 16 small  cookies Adapted from Aran Goyoaga’s Olive Oil and Chocolate Cookies Ingredients 1 cup (140 g) light buckwheat flour  1/2 cup (50 g) finely-ground almond flour  1 teaspoon kosher salt  1/2 teaspoon baking soda  1/4 teaspoon baking powder  1/2 cup (110 g) a fruity extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup (80…

Restoring Immunity: Gemmo Memo Crab Apple

By Lauren | December 2, 2021

Listen in and discover what Crab Apple extract can offer you and your family now. Enjoy this sweet mix of Gemmotherapy Materia Medica and an Asian Medicine lens as Maegan and Lauren explore the potential of Crab Apple Gemmotherapy Extract. Discover more about Lauren and Maegan’s work here: Lauren Hubele Maegan Lemp Learn more about…

Restoring Immunity: Gemmo Memo Blackberry

By Lauren | November 24, 2021

Listen in and discover what Blackberry extract can offer you and your family now. Enjoy this sweet mix of Gemmotherapy Materia Medica and an Asian Medicine lens as Maegan and Lauren explore the potential of Blackberry Gemmotherapy Extract. Discover more about Lauren and Maegan’s work here: Lauren Hubele Maegan Lemp Learn more about Gemmotherapy here.…

Restoring Immunity: Gemmo Pets

By Lauren | November 18, 2021

Homeopath and pet expert Susie Killian pairs up with Lauren to share the very latest information on Gemmo extracts for your furry friends.  Learn to harmonize your pet’s nervous system, support healthy elimination, and address chronic symptoms naturally with Gemmo plant bud extracts. Your pets will thank you. In this episode learn the basic guidelines…

Sheet Pan Gnocchi

By Lauren | November 12, 2021

Mentally and creatively caught up this week in explorations beyond my kitchen I was in search of straightforward simplicity. Inspired by Ali Slagle’s NYT recipe I ad-libbed my own version using what I could scavenge between the next trip to the Farmer’s Market and my CSA delivery and what a winner! How something so ridiculously…

Restoring Immunity: Gemmo Pets

By Lauren | November 12, 2021

Homeopath and pet expert Susie Killian pairs up with Lauren to share the very latest information on Gemmo extracts for your furry friends.  Learn to harmonize your pet’s nervous system, support healthy elimination, and address chronic symptoms naturally with Gemmo plant bud extracts. Your pets will thank you. In this episode learn the basic guidelines…

Posted in

2 Comments

  1. Jazz on April 15, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Hi. I am suffering from endometriosis since past three years. Pain is gettng worsen month after month. How can I approach you for treatment?

    • Lauren on April 16, 2018 at 10:05 am

      Hello Jyoti
      I would be happy to help!
      Please complete this form on my website and I will be in touch.
      Lauren

Leave a Comment





This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.