Painful menstruation

Homeopathic treatment is constitutional but the remedies listed below are recommended for use in emergencies. Choose the remedy which most closely match your illness. It is not necessary to have every symptom listed in order to bring about a cure.

Take remedies of the 6c potency three times a day until certain improvement, then stop taking the remedy. If symptoms continue despite the repetition of the remedy, then try an other remedy or consult a homeopath.

Take remedies in a clean mouth, 30 minutes before or one hour after food or drink, try not to touch and allow it to dissolve under the tongue. Remember not to use mint : toothpaste, chewing gum, chocolate, cough drops, etc.


Remedy Cycle & Flow Pain & Related Symptoms Generals & Personality
Pulsatilla Irregular, often late.
Dark, scanty, clotted, changeable, intermittent, heavier in day time.
< before mp, > warm applications, >downward pressure, > motion.
With chilliness, nausea, migraine, or diarrhea during period.
Favours blonde, blue-eyed, gentle, resigned, shy. Intense mood swings.
> Consolation.
Hint: More useful when given between periods
Sepia Irregular
Too late and scanty, or too early and profuse
Sharp clutching pains, pelvic heaviness, uterine prolapse, > sitting with legs crossed
Bearing down sensation as if everything would escape through vulva.
Low back pains, migraines (right sided), weakness and sweating, < cold.
Brown haired, dark eyes, freckled skin with brownish or yellowish areas around the mouth and the eyes. Sad, quiet, low sex desire, which causes an irritating vaginal discharge.
Subject to hepatic, circulatory and genital disorders
Lachesis Too short
Too feeble
The less the flow, the more the pain > by the flowMenopause troubles, rapid, strong heartbeat, flashes of heat, pain on top of head, fainting, backache Talkative, restless, uneasy, jealous and suspicious.
< pressure of clothes, warmth.
Hint: Acts especially well at beginning and close of menstruation.
Belladonna Early, heavy periods
Offensive odour, clotted,
hot, bright red gushing
< from slightest motion
Labor-like pains, come and go suddenly.
< for lying down.
Cutting pain from hip to hip.
Breasts feel heavy, vagina is hot and dry.
Fair complexion. Red, hot skin, flushed face.
Obese tendency, Dryness of the mouth and throat with aversion to water. Restless sleep. Neuralgic pains.
Lycopodium Too late, too profuse
Discharge of vaginal blood during stool
In uterus before periods. Right ovarian pain.
Before periods: bloated abdomen, headache, depression, irritability and weepiness.
During periods: nausea, migraines, backache.
Thin, or thin above waist and heavy below, gassy. Smart but physicaly weak, prematurely gray, skin problems.
Sensitive to noise, odors. Pains come and go suddenly.
Fainting and trembling < cold.
Thuja Menses too early and too short
Terrible distressing pain in left ovarian and iliac region.During menses: tiredness, rapid, strong heartbeat, spasmodic weeping, chilliness, restlessness in legsWarty excrescences, raised wart on astem and skin tags, particularly around vulvae and perineum. Treated with many drugs: antibiotics, corticoids,oral contraceptives. History pelvic infections.
Body appears swollen, obesity appearence of trunk, hips and shoulders.
Easily sad, depressed, obsessive, cancer obsession has due to pains in pelvic region and warty skin formations.
Cimicifuga Irregular, profuse.
The more the flow, the more the pain.
Dark, clotted.
Labor-like, sharp pains.
Pain flying across pelvic region side to side.
> bending double, < movement
Rheumatic,nervous woman with ovarian irritation, uterine cramps and heavy limbs.
Magnesia phosphorica Too early
Dark, stringy
Violent, fits of cramp-like pains, start and stop suddenly < cold, draughs
> doubling-up, heat, strong pressure, or movement.
Back ache > pressure and heat.
The most commonly required remedy for menstrual cramps.
Tired, languid, exhausted woman.
Bloated, full sensation in abdomen with belching
Viburnum opulus Viburnum opulus Late periodsScanty, offensive odor Sudden uterine cramps
Pain extends into thighs
Tendency to faint
A general remedy for cramps.
Female symptoms most important.
Cocculus Too early, irregular
Dark, scanty, clotted
Cramps as if sharp stones were rubbing against each other in the abdomen.
< at night, awakening and making her irritable
Abdominal distention from accumulation of gas.
Sensitive and romantic girls, unmarried and childless women.
Light hear.
Feels too weak to talk loud.
Hint: more efficacious given between the periods.