|Dysmenorrhea or painful menstruation is one of the most severe
dysmenorrhea is common among the present generation of young
women who lead sedentary lives. Patients suffering from dysmenorrhea
also find it difficult to work during period.
Dysmenorrhea is usually classified into three types:
Congestive dysmenorrhea occurs three to five days before
the onset of menstruation and is always relieved by menstrual
flow. It is often the first symptom of pelvic disease, inflammatory
disease such as salpingo oophoritis, pelvic adhesions, etc.
Correct diet and avoiding the carbohydrates will provide relief.
Membranous dysmenorrhea is regarded as an extreme form of
spasmodic dysmenorrhea. It is fortunately very rate and is
said to run in families. The treatment is same as that recommended
for spasmodic dysmenorrhea.
The majority of cases of dysmenorrhea fall into this group.
In this type of dysmenorrhea, the pain develops on the first
day of menstrual period, when excruciating pain is experienced
which lasts for a relatively short time. The pain si intermittent,
spasmodic and may cause giddiness or vomiting.
> Frequent, gushing, membranous, painful and stringly
flow, swollen and painful breasts before menses, excessive
memstruation discharge of bloddy mucous after memses - symptoms
such as these can be cured with Lc Caninum.
> Colocynthcan be used for suppressed menses with collie,
which feels better when you bend forward and put pressure
on the abdomen.
> Membranous, early and profuse with griping in the abdomen,
nausea and pain in the stomach extending to lower back can
be cured with Borax.
> Pulsatilla is a wondrous medicine for dark, clotted,
copius and scanty menses that are painful, intermittent and
> Menses with neuralgic pain, dysmenorrhea with pains extending
to other parts of the body can be cured with caulophyllum.
> Magnesia Phos is a good medicine for membranous dysmenorrhea.
> Delayed, irregular, painful, pale and scanty flow - these
symptoms ca be cured with Graphites.
> Actae race can be used for delayed, painful, neuralgic,
rheumatic pain, and if you have scanty, suppressed flow due
to emotions or fever.
> Mensus copius - dark, frequent, intermittent, irregular
during day time, offensive, painful and thick flow - can be
cured with Lilium.