People who aren’t so health conscious might wonder why I am so anti-ibuprofen (including my family). What’s the big deal, right? It’s super safe, right? Well, that depends on who you talk to…
Let me back up a sec. I used to be a LOVER of NSAIDS, especially acetaminophen (also known as Tylenol) or ibuprofen (aka Advil) with sinus medicine in it. It was the only thing that would alleviate my sinus headaches (I don’t get those anymore, unless I forget to take my vitamins). I never thought I would try to avoid taking them at all cost. They were my “friends” when I was in need.
Whoa, I am going on a tangent here, but this is important so hold on…
I meet so many women who take tons of pain relievers for “cycle” issues. I am constantly amazed at how many women have this problem and just deal with it, taking 40 pills a week during their cycle. Not only is this destroying their livers, it’s a signal that there is something not right going on down there, and we are just ignoring it.
I have to admit, I was going to write this article on something completely different–headache pain, muscle pain, etc–and list some essential oils that might help with that, but when I was looking up some hard research on the subject I clicked on this JEWEL of an article/abstract! Oh wow! hard core research from NIH about how marjoram, lavender and clary sage alleviated pain associated with “dysmenorrhea” or dysfunctional cycle after ONE application.
PLEASE, if you suffer from this, contact me for a sample. Stop the NSAID madness, be nice to your body. Listen to her–she is screaming for you to help her. I will send you a sample right away. If it works, great!! You may alleviate this pain from your life forever! Wouldn’t that be awesome??
I will write the other article another time. For now, please SHARE with your lovely lady friends who may be even suffering in silence.
Have an amazing Tuesday!
P.S. If you have suffered from menstrual pain and used this or another essential oil, please share!! leave a comment below.