Physical and emotional symptoms are connected. Homeopathy looks at all the symptoms combined and treat the underlying issue of menstrual cramps gently and naturally.
Cynthia is 21 and has been dealing with excruciating menstrual cramps since the age of 14. The pains usually lasts for the first 2-3 days of her period, and are so severe that she is taking several pain killers a day to be able to function, attend her college classes and her part time job.
Cynthia is the youngest of 3 siblings, her parents divorcing when she was 10 years old. She remembers constant tension and arguments in her home for years leading up to the divorce.
“I was constantly worried about my parents being sad and upset and felt I had to try to make them feel happy. I just wanted everyone to be happy. I wanted peace and I wanted my parents to be friendly and loving towards each other.”
Cynthia kept her own emotions to herself for the most part. She recalls how everyone always praised her for being such a sweet, happy and good girl. Inside she was suffering with a tremendous amount of sadness, grief and worry and often cried in bed when she knew no one would see it. Why? She did not want her parents to worry about her being upset. If they knew, it would only add to the trouble Cynthia thought, and make everything worse.
During and after her parents divorce the turmoil just escalated with court hearings and conflicts. Cynthia continued to suppress her own emotions and the sense that she had to maintain the role as the peacemaker and good girl remained; and does to this day.
Cynthia didn’t come to see me for her depression, but to get help for her menstrual cramps. Whatever complaint you come for, the homeopath will always be interested in learning about all your physical symptoms and who you are, including health history, your life situation, and how you perceive your experiences in general.
I gave Cynthia the homeopathic remedy Magnesium muriaticum which relieved her menstrual cramps immediately. When her first period came after having taken the remedy two weeks prior, there was just a slight murmur, no pain for the first time since her period began 7 years earlier. Magnesium mur matched Cynthia’s physical as well as mental emotional symptoms as a whole. Homeopathy is always prescribed with the whole person in mind. The correct remedy given will help the patient feel better overall, with all symptoms improving with one medicine.
It’s been a while now since I saw Cynthia for the first consultation. She had 4 appointments with me over a period of 8 months with 3 doses of the remedy. Not only did she make a complete recovery for her menstrual cramps, but she felt a tremendous relief emotionally as well. She felt much more free to express herself and not keep her emotions under lock.
“I don’t stress so much about pleasing everyone else all the time. Those thoughts are not there anymore. I’m able to take better care of myself and allow myself to cry, feel sad, upset…whatever…and not worry if others see me. I feel so much more relaxed and not so pent up with emotions…it feels so good. I’m not responsible for everyone else!”
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Classical Homeopath Lone Pedersen DCH, MNHL – Naturligvis Homeopathy