Why do I Have to "Just Deal With It?" -or- my natural solution to PMS and Menopause
I've suffered from debilitating cramps, mood swings, depression and hot flashes pretty much my whole life. Good times, right?
And we're told that it's "just part of being a woman," and that we just need to learn to deal with it. Or that we should be taking hormone therapy or other drugs that have a bunch of other side effects. Well that stinks and honestly, I've never been okay with that. So I've tried lots of natural solutions for menopause and PMS. Most of them seem to work but only for one symptom and only some of the time.
So when I heard that essential oils could help I was totally skeptical. "Just rub this on your stomach when you have cramps and they magically disappear AND you'll have no more mood swings." Really? Um. That sounds stupid.
But of course, I was intrigued. And since I am using myself as a test-patient for the oils I should give it a try. For the sake of my marriage at the very least. :-)
I'm sure you know where this is going: it worked. My out-of-nowhere rages where I'd yell at my husband and kids about stupid things? Gone. Cramps? They lessened at first and now are gone. My hatred and annoyance with all humanity? Gone. When I have hot flashes, I put on my oil and some Peppermint and I'm cool as a cucumber.
It's so weird. But it works. And you already know about how essential oils helped with my feelings of self-doubt and deep sadness.
So here's my all-things-hormone-related solution: Clary Calm.
It's hormone-free. That's the weirdest part.
Scientists aren't exactly sure how it works but they believe that it has to do with the compound in Clary Sage called sclareol-- and that it mimics the effects of natural estrogens. You can read about the study where Clary Sage can help reduce cortisol and feelings of self-doubt/sadness here.
So how do I use it? When I start having anxious feelings or stress or anger or cramps or rage or hot flashes... I roll this on my wrists, back of my neck and abdomen. Within a minute I'm feeling lighter, less pain, less sweaty, etc. I also use it regularly starting about 5 days before my period starts. Some people may need to use it for 2-3 months to see the benefits but it definitely helps when you use it regularly.
It's easy to use and it's pre-diluted so you can use it on your hormonal teenager or post-menopausal Mom. I have it in my purse AT ALL TIMES.
All my clients who have used this swear by it as well-- and they panic when they're running low. This oil blend is amazing and I highly recommend it if you or someone you know suffers from any of these women-related issues.
I know I sound crazy, but I can't help but share when something works so well for me and my clients. Send me a message if you're interested in learning more about it, or you can purchase it here.
Do you have any other health concerns? You can always email me, I'm happy to help.
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