Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Aloe Vera
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Molasses
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Flaxseed Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Valerian
- Black Tea
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Blackstrap Molasses, Brewer's Yeast
- Blackstrap Molasses, Shepherd's Purse
- Bleeding After Sex
- Chamomile Tea
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut Water, Cayenne
- Cod Liver Oil
- Corn Silk
- Don Quai Tea
- Dried Apricots
- Dried Oregano Tea
- Eliminate Soy
- Epsom Salts
- Evening Primrose Oil
- Excess Clear Discharge
- Geranium Essential Oil
- Half a Beer
- Heavy Menstruation Remedies
- Homeopathic Remedies
- Iodoral Iodine
- Licorice Tea
- Low Immunity Issues
- Magnesium, B Vitamins, ACV, Kombucha
- Marigold Flowers
- Moon Cycle
- Multiple Remedies
- Mustard, Turmeric, Cayenne
- Oil Pulling
- Omega 3
- Oregano Oil
- Pickle Juice
- Red Raspberry and Cinnamon Bark
- Red Raspberry Tea
- Remedies Needed
- Tomato Juice
- Vinegar or Baking Soda
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Walnut Bach Flower Remedy
- White Vinegar
- Wild Yam
"Menstruation is a condition of women in which the uterine lining (endometrium) is shed. Overt menstruation (where there is bleeding from the vagina) occurs primarily in humans and genetically similar animals such as chimpanzees. The females of other species of placental mammal have estrous cycles, in which the endometrium is reabsorbed by the animal (covert menstruation) at the end of its reproductive cycle.
Eumenorrhea denotes normal, regular menstruation that lasts for a few days (usually 3 to 5 days, but anywhere from 2 to 7 days is considered normal). The average blood loss during menstruation is 35 millilitres with 10-80 mL considered normal; many females also notice shedding of the endometrium lining that appears as tissue mixed with the blood. An enzyme called plasmin contained in the endometrium tends to inhibit the blood from clotting. Because of this blood loss, women have higher dietary requirements for iron to prevent iron deficiency. Many women experience uterine cramps, also referred to as dysmenorrhea, during this time." (Wikipedia)
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|Blackstrap Molasses||50 YEAS|
|Apple Cider Vinegar||26 YEAS|
|Red Raspberry Tea||8 YEAS|
[YEA] 08/07/2008: Saab from Vancouver, Canada: "re: pure aloe vera gel for severe Menstrual cramps (dysmenohrea)... I have had extremely severe cramps for 20+ yrs. Have taken many prescription medication ibuprofen, and others (25 mg codeine Tylenol, every 4 hrs) for 4-5 during my periods; every month of the last 20 years. Tried ACV remedy , helped abt. 25%.after 6-8 mths. Tried pure Aloe Vera gel (lily of the valley) 1 tsp every morn, then as needed during day. helped 80% in the first time try."Replies
08/08/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "Hi Saab, A good magnesium supplement goes a long way in alleviating PMS/mentrual problems. Good old magnesium does a lot of different things in our bodies and many of us today are running deficits of it. Don't wait until PMS starts, to take it."
08/12/2010: Tehani from Los Angeles, California replies: "Mix 1 heaping size tablespoon of instant caffeinated coffee(any brand), using very little warm water to dissolve it, about (1/3 cup). The idea of this is to have a shot of coffee without being obligated to drinking a whole cup of it. I would recommend using a straw to drink your shot, so your teeth don't get stained. If your cramps are still there within 5-10 minutes later, by all means, drink another teaspoon of it using the same amount of water. When the effect fades off, repeat the same process as if your taking a cramp pill. Since I'm not a coffee drinker, I didn't feel any jitters or shaking at all, in fact it MAY encourage a bowel movement within a few minutes or so."
01/13/2011: Faye 008 from Iloilo City, Philippines replies: "... 2 things---- 1> mix about 8tbsp of Milo or choco frink powder to half cup of warm water. Drink it while it's hot. Then... 2>hot compress... Fill bottle w/ warm water, wrap it with towel then leave it on top of abdomen.. It works better than any pain reliever.. works for me and my friends."
11/29/2011: Bekah75 from Edmonton, Canada replies: "Been reading this thread and wanted to say that apples are loaded with magnesium... The comments about ACV and a magnesium supplement would both work? I have been really heavily bleeding for months... Will try this... Thanks!"
04/27/2013: Fortune from Port Harcourt, Nigeria: "I want to appreciate your kind support to improve the health of people arround the globe, I know I will testify too from your advice, I am 31yrs lady old from Nigeria, married for 3yrs now no child, thou had a still birth[36wks old pregnancy] on the 26th of March, 2012, after the stillbirth delivery [not cs but vaginal delivery] my doctor adviced me to come for evacuation of retained particles of conception after a week because I was experiencing severe stomach pain[lower abdominal pains], after the evacuation I was fine, no pains, no more retained particles of conception from the ultra scan result, 6months after my menses didnt show up so I went back to the doctor and he recommended bromegon a hormonal drug to stop the flow of my breast milk, I have gone for a fresh scan the result shows am ok but the eggs on the left ovary are poor, fluid on the right ovary, I am not pregnant and my flow refuse to show up till now, even after all the recommended medication. Pls what do I do for I am in a fix. thanking you for you kind response, please reply me via forcomdev(at) gmail [dot] com."Replies
04/27/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash replies: "yes! yes! yes! FORTUNE, such a lovely name! You have gone though a lot emotionally with the expectancy , the dreams and then the loss. Then the health battles and meds. You are probably having some stress symptoms and need to totally PAMPER yourself with baths , walks, books that encourage you and laughter and new dreams.
Dr. John Lee was an ob/gyn that found the medical system he was educated in was in error , based on how the treatments were affecting his patients. He Wrote books on premenopause and menopause. I think the menopause one has the most information and I own both of them. What your doctor may not tell you about menopause. I read a lot of books and his is very to the point and precise on evey topic. No wasted words.
Fortune, May your loss be restored twofold, love... Joy"
06/20/2012: Leslie from Manila, Philippines: "Hello earth clinic! Late last year I was diagnosed with ENDOMETRIOSIS WITH ADENOMYOSIS. I had 5 days periods (28 days cycle), extremely painful, extremely heavy with cramping. Every time I have periods I always took pain reliever for 5 days even during my ovulation days. This is so unusual to me, because normally I had 5 days 28 days cycle, tolerable pain, and normal flow periods.
Before I settle to my doctor's decision I opted to search for natural remedies. On searching I found earth clinic, read all the comments and replies to all queries.
Hesitantly, I tried (last march 2012) the blackstrap molasses (organic, unsulphured), 1 tablespoon an hour after meals, 2x a day. Indeed the pain disappeared, so I decided to continue drinking until the next month period (april), I was stunned that my period has stopped (amenorrhea) up until present. Though, on my part it was beneficial because my ob-gyn planned is to halt my period temporarily. At present, still I continue drinking my black strap molasses but with a mixed of apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon an hour after meals, 2x a day.
Before I will discontinue the BSM and ACV I would like to ask questions, am I doing it right? Or do I need to stop drinking the BSM & ACV or do I need to drink supplements? I read Ted's replied that Vitamin B complex, magnesium supplements and vitamin E helps improve menstruation. (http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/menstruation_questions.html#Question_3509)
Please advise me what to do next, thank you so much."
10/21/2011: Puja from Nagpur, Maharashtra, India: "Hello I am 28 years old married girl, my monthly cycle do not come by itself, when I take contraceptive pills then only my menses comes, otherwise not. For the first also I had taken medicine named LYNORAL to start my menses... Doctor were saying that after marriage this problem will be solved automatically but now it is 2.5 years since I got married but I am not getting my menses by itself... My Parents are so much worried for me since 10 years........ Doctors said your uterus is small in size and hormones are not automatically building up in your body...
Please suggest me some remedy, I will be very thankful to you please, please I beg."Replies
10/21/2011: T from Houston, Usa replies: "Puja, Please google 'pranic healing'. You can learn to do it yourself, or you can find many healers especially in India who can do this for you. Within a few sessions your condition can be shifted.
Good Luck, T"
10/21/2011: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Hi Puja, The Indian herb Shatavari is worth looking into, just search amenorrhea and shatavari, it is used with success for a lot of women. Also shilajit just to make sure you are getting your minerals. I believe iodine is very important but always start off on a low dose and build up the amount. Iodine is not just for the thyroid but some of its other benefits are for female hormones, fibrocystic breasts and ovary issues. You can use lugols iodine internally, I started with 1 drop a day for around a week then went to 1 drop twice a day for about a week. I also take some magnessium, selenium and vit c which help the iodine to be utilised. If you are having no cleansing reactions you can increase the dose. There is info here on EC about iodine. All the best."
12/22/2011: Shau from Manama, Manama, Bahrain replies: "Dear Puja... I was also dealing with same problem for 2 years but just last week I got my periods and I am so happy that my decision of not taking hormonal pills proves to be correct. Because once you supply hormones artificially to your body then the natural hormonal cycle will become more inactive.
Now coming to the point that what I used as medicine is a natural herbal formula by Dr. Christopher. The medicine is available by the name-Dr. Christopher's Female Reproductive formula. My Naturopath has told me to take this for 3 months and then stop to see whether the cycle has normalized. This is my first month of treatment. Hope this will cure my problem of Amenorrhea."
09/19/2011: Kia from India, Maharashtra: "Pls suggest remedies for Ammonehrea - lack of menses...
Will ACV help in that? Also because mainly I have read ACV helps to decrease the flow.... Please help and post."Replies
09/19/2011: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Sage tea (the regular spice "salvia") one or two a day has helped people I know."
09/19/2011: T from Houston, Usa replies: "Kia,
Please look into 'pranic healing'. It is brilliant for any type of menstrual or women issues. Good luck"
09/19/2011: Kia from Mumbai, India replies: "Thanks guys but want to know if ACV will also help.... or I shouldn't take it...."
12/06/2011: Vanu from Pune, India replies: "@kia I'm also having the same problem. I just wanna know did you find any remedy for amenorrhea. I am 32 and having no chid plz let me know if ACV worked or any other remedy. Thanks a lot"
03/07/2012: Latha from Chennai, India replies: "Hi I too got the same problem. After getting into this site I started to do some modification in diet.
1. Cut down all the sugar, coffee, tea and refined flour items.
2. change to vegan diet. eat salads mostly with raw fruits and vegetables.
3. Have a glass of raw beet root juice in empty stomach.
4. Have acv 2 times a day.
5. Do exercise, just 30 min of brisk walk.
I am sure u will start finding the difference . All for the best."
05/12/2012: Azdevka12 from San Diego, Ca replies: "I am 49 y.o. and had severe bleeding with pain I had never experienced in my life. Thanks to this site I found the remedies. ACV and BSM 3 times a day. That stopped the pain and bleeding in couple of days. But today is day 12, but still spotting... Not like all day long but sometimes in the morning and it stops. Then next day couple of drops at night time and no more till next day. I am still taking ACV, BSM, Maca powder half of tbs twice a day, Vit A, Cod liver oil... What I need to do to stop completely my spotting? Today I started MSM powder. Pls, suggest me... I am really frustrated. Thanks."
05/12/2012: Jon from Othello, Wa, Usa replies: "For spotting many women get relief with red raspberry leaf. 1-3 cups a day with 1 teaspoon of dried leaf per cup as a tea or equivalent capsules."
05/13/2012: Heather from Leicester replies: "Hi, I would advise getting a blood test to check your iron levels and quality of red blood cells etc and I would recommend talking this through with a doctor/gynocolgist and having a smear/pap test and ultrasound to check for fibroids/ cysts etc. While lots of us have mensturation challenges we shouldn't accept this as normal and should try and work through our problems to get a better quality of life. I woul guess you are anemic but you need this confirmed with a blood test as too much iron in blood is not good either. Anemia can cause prolonged bleeding but other issues can too which is why you need to rule these out with other tests."
05/14/2012: Azdevka12 from San Diego, Ca replies: "Thank you for your reply... I will try it."
09/09/2011: Vanessa from St Louis, Mo: "I was diagnosed at 17 with PCOS and have gone over a year at times with no period (amenorrhea). I am now in my 30's and have no children, although married over 5 years. I actually started taking a magnesium supplement after reading that it might help with restless leg syndrome. The second day after taking it, I began menstruating. It did not seem to help with the RLS, however, so I stopped taking it. After a while of again having no period, I decided to take magnesium and see if it would bring on menstruation again. It DID. I have continued to take magnesium for about a year in the same fashion when I haven't had a period in a couple of months and it brings one on EVERY TIME. I have found NOTHING written online about magnesium being a cure for amenorrhea and find it very hard to believe that nobody else has ever discovered this. Has anyone else ever heard about a connection there? (And I have only been taking the run of the mill drug store magnesium oxide! After reading on this site, I will be trying a more absorbable version and take it much more often and see if that helps with the RLS. ) Also, if magnesium can bring on menstruation; maybe it can help with fertility? Could it be possible that my problems have just been a magnesium deficiency this whole time?! What do you think?"Replies
10/15/2011: Katie M from Kentucky, Usa replies: "Vanessa, I also have amenorrhea to the point where I go for a year without menstruating. For awhile I was having maybe 1 light period a year, if that. This past April I changed my diet. I stopped eating dairy and all animal products (whole foods plant based diet, or vegan). In late May I was menstruating. And again in early July! I couldn't believe it. Not only to have it come on ONCE, but TWICE and seemingly in a "normal" time frame (the "28 day" cycle) was just amazing. I chalked it up to too many hormones in the animal products I had been eating causing an imbalance. I was due again in September but nothing happened. But, I started again in October. 3 periods within a short time frame is a HUGE deal for me.
Anyway, I was reading recently about low estrogen and I DID read that low estrogen and a magnesium deficiency are linked. So, I am not surprised you had success with the magnesium supplements! I suspect that I have a similar issue. I am glad I found these posts! Earth Clinic should make an "ailment" page for Amenorrhea..."
03/13/2012: Keri from Cheshire, Uk replies: "I am replying to the email about magnesium supplements that will help with amenorrhea, this is definately the case and we are all lacking in this mineral as there is non present in the soil these days. Magnesium citrate and mag oil applied topically will deal with these issues plus infertility, pantothenic acid b5 will also work. I had blocked tubes and I was told that I wouldn't have children. I now have a boy 5 and a girl 4. Praise god. Look up dr mark sircus for more info on magnesium."
Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy for Menstrual Issues
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 Teaspoon
- Filtered Water - 8 to 10 Ounces
Many women have found quick relief from heavy bleeding, cramping, missed periods, and other menstruation concerns with the apple cider vinegar (ACV) tonic taken 1-3 times a day with meals. Mix 1 tsp - 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar in a large glass of water, w/ or w/o honey, and sip slowly.
01/22/2013: Alice Cornmeal from Oakwood, Georgia: "I have had an irregalar and horrible period since I began my menstrual cycle. I started at age 11 and now I am 26, soon to be 27 in March. Oddly, I can count on one hand how many times I've had cramps during a menstrual cycle. I have been hospitalized twice for anemia and I have had 7 blood transfusions. When I was dealing with this as a teenager I was terrified and I hated going to school as you can imagine. I thought I had cancer, etc... I have been on numerous brands of birth control pills, which caused pain a blood clots. The last time I was hospitalized for anemia, I received 2 depo shot and was discharged with a prescription for birth control pills. I was advised to take 2 birth control pills a day. I have had test ran, vaginal ultrasounds, etc... The doctors still could not tell me what was wrong. They said, "Some women just bleed! " So, I was thinking that I couldn't have children, I was infertile! Until 2009, I had my son. Then, in 2011, I had my daughter by c-section. I also got my tubes tied. The doctor that performed the surgery said that everything is fine in that region. Recently, I started my period and it has not stopped. I thought that this nightmare was over since I haven't really had any problems since 2008.
I really hope that ACV works because I have exhausted all other options. Trust me I have tried everything, even the gyn!! I'm not trying to take birth control pills again because they cause more problems than they help and I most definitely do not want my uterus removed."
[YEA] 05/07/2012: Diamond from Hamilton, Ohio: "I had tried so many remedies for excessive menstrual bleeding all helped a little but did not stop my bleeding. I was told my only option by my physican was surgery yet my blood count was so low that she could not even do that. ACV stopped my bleeding completely in 2 days! So after 8 months of non stop bleeding and numerous natural remedies I found relief in 2 days from ACV. I tried the liquid but switched to tablets due to stomach upset. I now can address my anemia caused by my blood loss. I am not sure how or why this worked, only know that it did!!!"Replies
05/30/2012: Lori from Ellenton, Florida replies: "Where do you get this acv? I have been bleeding for 3 months and already on birth control. I think it's making it worse- they say I may need surgery but I am only 31."
06/04/2012: Carla from Cavite, Philippines replies: "I have continuous light bleeding for 1 1/2 months I am 28 yrs old, my mom bought me a HEINZ APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, is this will help to stop my bleeding?"
06/20/2012: Natstar from Pemberton, Bc replies: "Hi Carla, Please try find organic - ie stay away from the big companies. Its your body, your garden - use the best for you. You're worth it. I say this becauseo f reading the earlier post of the woman who quit meat products and then started having her period. I have heard this so much - re too much hormones in the food - meat and dairy being the biggies for those who wish to have their periods/get pregnant. God bless your mom for being there with you/for you."
[YEA] 07/10/2012: Diamond from Hamilton, Oh replies: "The vinegar needs to be organic with the mother. The processed variety will not work. 2 months later and I have had my first normal period in over 2 years from ACV. Any woman with bleeding issues should try this it really works."
07/26/2012: "For those looking for a good source of ACV, one of the best and most trusted brands is _____ Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, with "the Mother". Most health food stores carry it, though the smaller independent stores seem more likely to have it than the big chain stores. If you have a Whole Foods Market nearby, they carry it as well. You can also get it at Amazon.com. It's worth the money, and is certainly cheaper over the long run than drugs or surgery. :) Good luck!"
08/03/2012: Cathy from Biloxi, Ms replies: "I, too, have heavy menstrual cycles. In fact, I have been on BCP since I was 17 to slow my flow. This past year I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy. Could it have been the BCP? Who knows. Since then, I have eliminated possible causes from my diet and lifestyle. After reading a post from this site about ACV, I thought I would give it a try. Low and behold, it worked!!!
Here's my simple recipe:
1 can Beets; pour out half the liquid and replace it with Organic Apple Cider Vinegar; store in a mason jar in the refrigerator.
At the beginning of my cycle, I eat two-four beets per day for first three days. No more problems.
If interested, please visit my website at www.naturalbreastcancerprevention.com where I give details about my breast cancer situation."
[YEA] 08/21/2012: Maria from London replies: "Hi everyone, I just want to share my story about heavy bleeding for anyone who is going through the same thing. I had my period in May for 5 days it was really light (i have irregular periods since I was 13 im now 33) then 3 weeks later my period started again and for the next 8 weeks I had really heavy bleeding and I was passing blood clots. Whenever I stood up I could feel that I was going to have a really big flow and had to get to the toilet asap. It was awful some clots were huge and I thought that the bleeding would never stop.
I was going on holiday at the beginning of August and I was dreading it as I couldn't go swimming like this so 4 days before I went I came on this website and read about Apple cider vinegar, to be honest I thought it was too good to be true and I didnt expect it to work but I went to a health food store and I bought apple cider vinegar and also the apple cider vinegar tablets. I put two tablespoons of water in a glass with some water but I couldnt drink it as it made be gag so I put some orange juice in it but I still couldnt drink it so I had the tablets, within 2 days the bleeding became so light and by the time my holiday came it had completely stopped!! I couldnt believe it I have no idea why this helped.
If anyone is going through the same thing please try ACV as I thought the bleeding would go on forever and im sure it would if I didnt take the tablets! Sorry for the long post but I just wanted to give some hope to people who are going through the same thing."
[YEA] 10/07/2012: Jackie from Spring Hill, Florida replies: "I love this site!!! Thank you everyone who talked about using ACV to help with prolonged, heavy periods. I thought I'd never stop bleeding even tho mine had only been 3 weeks compared to some of the other stories. I'm 51 and my periods had always been so predictable til this past year. I am taking 2 capsules of ACV 3 times a day and it stopped in 2 & 1/2 days... thank you, thank you...:)"
05/04/2012: Richard from Winston-salem, Nc: "My wife is from Mexico and I told her about using ACV for menstrual pains and for lessening the menstruation. She told me that in Mexico, it's common belief that anything acidic during menstruation will lessen the time of the mentrual cycle but will also give you "the belly" (something like an enlarged abdomen or just more belly fat) because you're not letting your body rid itself of everything it needs to. I would appreciate anyone's comment on this phenomenon."Replies
05/04/2012: Jennifer from Sunrise, Fl replies: "ACV increases alkalinity, not acidity. :)"
05/04/2012: Cat from Bop, Nz replies: "Richard from Winston-salem, Nc: Your wife could try eating only raw food (fruit and veges, nuts and seeds) prior to menstruation will drastically decrease bleeding time from 6-7 days down to 1 or 2 with much less blood flow. Cooked foods are a lot of the reason we have disease and sickness but it's also great for menses."
01/21/2013: Iriedarling from Kingston, Jamaica replies: "I second the suggestion made by Cat from Bop, Nz with some variation. I drank 2-3 cups per day of fresh blended vegetables, esp. dark greens (calalloo, bok choy, spinach) because they are high in Magnesium, Vit A. Varying the vegetables is best. Include other colours. Supplemented with an Iron/B-Complex tonic and most days had a high quality raw muesli (nuts, raisins and no sugar) to get other nutrients from food. By the next period, spotting was gone; bleeding manageable, pain reduced and the period showed up on time. I still eat cooked food and meat but only at one meal."
01/22/2013: Heather from Leicester replies: "Hi, it would be interesting to know what you don't eat- do you have coffee or caffeine, do you drink wine, do you eat oily fish- do you take any supplements? Thanks x"
01/22/2013: Iriedarling from Kingston, Jamaica replies: "Hi Heather. I'm a little uncertain if your question was directed to me. Forgive me if it wasn't.
I avoid tea, coffee, sodas, restaurants and fast foods. I find this very difficult because like many people I enjoy convenience however tea and coffee trigger my migraines (I'm told they also deplete magnesium) so although I love the flavour, I have some incentive. I'm not terribly strict about avoiding these foods though. Life and food are to be enjoyed but I now listen to the warnings my body gives when I over indulge. Headaches, irritable bowels, moodiness, negative changes in my skin or eyes remind me to eat more live foods. I've noticed that the more live foods I eat the less I crave convenience foods. The more convenience foods I eat, the less palatable vegetables become. I think the important thing is to pay attention to the signals your body is giving you and learn what deficiencies they may be signalling. I don't worry about eating organic grade foods because frankly that's not widely available here unless you grow it yourself. Someone said that perfection is the enemy of good; so I just do what is reasonable in my situation. Although, I'm a big believer in getting my nutrients from food, I'm always aware that there are situations where absorption from food is difficult so a physician who communicates well with you is a must."
01/23/2013: Heather from Leicester replies: "Hi, Thanks,, yes it's great to hear from you. I'm glad to hear you've resolved your heavy menstruation. I'm really looking closely at what I eat to see what affects me- I've been eating more oily fish and taking cod liver oil so I'll report back of I see good improvement- I also finally realised that I shouldn't be eating so much broccoli as it's probably blocking my thyroid function.. Anyway, thanks for your reply x"
[YEA] 02/11/2012: Maylin from Providence, Ri: "WOW this really worked for me. :) I just had my second baby two months ago and I had my period ever since. My flow was real heavy and crampy so I decided to look in google for a remedy to help me slow it down a lil bit. THANK god I came across this website!! . I started drinking 3 spoons of Apple Cider Vinegar yesterday 3 times a day along with 8oz of water, today is my 2nd day drinking ACV and my period totally stopped!!! Is this really happening????...... I still can't believe it. :) god bless Apple Cider Vinegar. I recommended it to everyone with heavy menstrual period."Replies
[YEA] 02/11/2012: Lat11698 from Grady, Al replies: "I am so excited to share this story with you ladies. I came across this website a few days ago because I was trying to obtain some information about missed menstrual cycles. I found the cure for it right here on this website.
Today is February 11, 2012. I had not seen my cycle since December 5, 2011. This is not the first time it has happened to me. The early part of last year, I had gone almost 3 months without getting my cycle. One day without notice, it came and it was a massive overflow. Luckily for me, I was in a pasture fishing with my mom and there was no one else around. It freaked me out because I was thinking at the time, what if I had been in a grocery store or a public place when it happened. Anyways, I got over that time. Months went by and my cycle was normal. Then, after it went off in December 2011, it never came back on again.
After researching this website, I decided to try the apple cidar vinegar. Yesterday morning, I put 1/2 cup of water in a cup and 2 Tablespoons of apple cidar. The taste wasn't lovely but it was bearable. I sucked it through a straw because I had heard also that the acid in the vinegar is not that great on your teeth. I love pickles so I guess it doesn't really matter to me.. :) I also drunk another dose of it last night before I went to bed.
Around 11am this morning when I used the bathroom, I could tell that my cycle was beginning. I was so freakin amazed by this. It truly works.... And even more, it came without the flooding effect. I was so worried about my cycle because I have a trip planned to Destin, FL next week and I had all kinds of thoughts going through my head about what if it floods while I am out with the girls, etc.
I hope anyone reading this will use this remedy. I also think I have figured out what causes my cycle to do this and why the apple cidar works. This is just my opinion and observation but here goes. The uterine lining sheds each month when our cycle comes on. However, for those times our cycle don't come on, the uterine line actually blocks the menstruation from happening. Just imagine this lining that's there blocking the area where the blood flow comes through. Each month that your cycle does not come on, that lining is there starting to sag heavily from the built up menstruation. Weird I know. But then I think the reason the apple cider vinegar helps start your period is because the acid in it is so strong that it helps eat away the lining. Just a thought but something is going on for this to work as well as it does. I can't really explained the part about why the blood flow does not come out uncontrollably. Maybe it also dissolves some of the blood while it's working on the uterine lining. Like I said, just a thought. I am curious though.
If anyone has a better explanation, please explain it to me. Good luck ladies. I hope you all have as much success with this as I have. Thank you so much to all the ladies who posted their situation on here. You never know how valuable the information you share is until you do!!"
03/01/2012: Nisha from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India replies: "I have severe menstrual pain and heavy periods. Please tell me how to take ACV. Is it to be taken everyday or only during periods?"
04/30/2012: Gabbii from Auburn, Al replies: "My cycle has been on since October of 2011. If it does stop flowing, it has never been off for more than a week and it comes right back on. This is so very frustrating, and any advice would be nice."
08/31/2012: Carol from Bridgetown, Barbados replies: "Hi go to your helth food store and get some maca it come in capsuls or in powder form it work for me I was going through something like you , and go on the inter net and see what maca do for us women with menstrual issues, I do hope that (MACA) work for you."
[YEA] 12/01/2011: Krista from Sherman, Ny: "I just wanted to thank those of you that have posted their experience with using ACV for prolonged periods and earthclinic.com for providing this site. I missed my period for two months. When it came it lasted for nine weeks. It flowed through tampons and pads. I could not leave my home for fear I would leak through. I also had very large clots. My doctor did a sonogram and said nothing was wrong so she scheduled an appointment for a gyn. I was sick of bleeding so heavy. I was getting exausted and anemic from the blood loss.
So, I decided to find a home remedy for the problem. That's when I found this site. I thought I need to try this. I mixed one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 8 oz. of water and drank it two times a day. My period completed stopped in a day and a half. I have cut back to once a day but the bleeding did not come back yet. I am very happy that I didn't have to spend lots of money and go through unnecessary medical procedures to stop it. I wish doctors would share this kind of information. Thanks again earthclinic."Replies
[YEA] 12/04/2011: Motivated2012 from Jacksonville, Florida replies: "Hi all,
I was diagnosed with PCO about five years ago... I'm 45 years old, married with no children. I been having abnormal cycles all my life and at times none at all. I found a website which made reference to ACV by _____ Organic Raw (unfiltered). I begin taking about six months ago and I tell you NO lie. I have had a cycle every month. I'm also type II diabetic and my numbers are AWESOME! I have always exercised (walking) on a regular. Sometimes the "Natural" elements work. I wished I had knew about this years ago but hopefully this information can be helpful to someone:)
[YEA] 01/11/2012: Kristen from Arcata, Ca replies: "I am so thankful that I found this site and saw all of the other women's experiences by using ACV. I am a 45 year old so I am in perimenopause and my symptoms have been horrific. For the past two years I have had excessive bleeding, flooding, clotting, anemia, and pain with my periods. I have missed many days of work and I have had to stay literally locked up at home for fear of having constant accidents out in public. My periods were every 3 weeks instead of 4 and they would last for say 10 days. Just recently I went to the doctor and she put me on birth control pills. Well I didn't have a period for 5 weeks.... Then midway in taking my birth control pills I started to flow again. It was light so I thought I was doing good. Then, I just continued to flow for days. Then on day 13 of light bleeding I started to flood and huge clots again only this time it was worse than ever before. Just to say this as of day 18, yesterday, I was about to go to the hospital thinking that I would need a blood transfusion.
But I came across this website while I was looking for natural remedies for my heavy menses. I have _____'s ACV and I put some in some water with honey and drank it three times yesterday and I am pleased to say that I am having a much lighter flow. I have used it today as well and it has made such a difference for me so far! I have found my saving grace!
Thank you so much for this site and all of the helpful comments from women like me. I am spreading the word so other woman will have to suffer like I have! So ladies reach for the ACV (organic, raw, unfiltered, with the "mother") for your period!"
03/03/2012: Joonie from York, Uk replies: "Apple Cider Vinegar and nightmare period issues!! Oh my goodness! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! After three years of continuous bleeding and hellish, frightening pain I find this fantastic site, Earth Clinic. I have been to hell and back since all this period saga started [ I'm 45 by the way].
Doctors find it easy to shove pills in your face and send you away. I was put on norethisterone for 21 days and off for 7 days which turned out to only make the matter worse plus awful side effects. Anyway, I decided to take myself off these horrendous pills which made the bleeding a hundred times worse, the clots remained the size of mobile phones and the cramps remained the same as those I experienced during childbirth, yowser - not to mention the flooding and not being able to leave the home, shop, drive or be Mum! [ having to use 19 pads and tampons in less than 24hrs for days! ] Absolute nightmare - infact at my worst I thought I may die - really - it was that bad. I was fainting, needing a chair to sit at the cooker to try and cook for my family as I was so weak. I could hardly wash myself as I was pooped all the time. I was having to crawl up the stairs. Our bed had to have plastic sheeting on it, not that I slept as I was up every 20 mins changing. I had to sit on rolled up bath sheets on the sofa and at one stage I had to sit on my kitchen floor as I could wipe away spilage, oh goodness I'm getting rather teary, whoops.
My poor husband and son were worried to death.
BUT NOW AFTER TAKING ACV I'VE GOT MY LIFE BACK. I've been swilling ACV for a month [ 1 tbls in 1 tabls of water 2 or 3 times a day using a straw to look after ones teeth ] and it took effect almost immediately. The bleeding became lighter and lighter and then stopped for a whole 11 days - that was fantastic for me. I then had what appears to have been a normal period with no pain, no flooding and no need to take spare knickers and clothing when I left the house. This period has lasted 8 days and stopped [Been great to sleep too]! Before I was bleeding for 45 days stopping for 1 - 16 days with constant spotting and then heavy again for days. In one year I only had 29 days WITHOUT bleeding. Did the Doc care much? NO!
I have stocked up on ACV and I am so positive it's gonna keep on working - it's truly amazing. I even look like my old self again - HURAH! I've been out shopping, walking and enjoying myself I even went to my friends house this week, before I was too scared I would bleed on her furniture or be in a mess on the street.
Loving life, being positive and loving myself again. Thank you Earth Clinic and all the Ladies comments I read on this Lady Matter. I will spread the word, deffo!
I can hardly believe it! In fact it makes me quite emotional."
11/30/2011: Fashionprincess from Los Angeles, Ca: "I have recently started taking the birth control pill Loestrin24. I have taken 21 days worth, but on say 19, I started bleeding. Now, I'm not sure if this is my period, or just breakthrough bleeding... What can I take to make it stop? I am going on vacation with my boyfriend, and I'm scared I will have breakthrough bleeding during my trip. Will ACV help? Any other suggestions?"Replies
12/01/2011: Jen from Bozeman, Mt, Us replies: "I don't think ACV will work but you never know. There are some amazing uses for it. It can't hurt to try it. You can also try taking cayenne capsules or drinking a tea with cayenne in it. I know it helps slow bleeding for women giving birth and other bleeding issues. When I got the DPT shot a while back I had non stop bleeding for like 2 months. Great birth control huh! I was told (by my doctor) to take Aleve which isn't natural but it did stop the bleeding. It worked for me almost immediately. I would go right back to bleeding if I got off it so I decided to forgo any sort of hormonal birth control at that point. Good luck!"
12/02/2011: G from Ny, Usa replies: "I don't believe that cayenne would help with this kind of bleeding... Used topically on cuts, yes. Cayenne is known to be a natural blood thinner. My mother had nose bleeds when she took it internally. From what I have read about break through bleeding while taking birth control is that you probably need a different dosage/prescription."
12/04/2011: Catherine from Colorado Springs, Co replies: "Cayenne does work internally as well as topically for different kinds of blood and cardiac conditions. I'm no expert on it by any means, but I remember reading that it can have different effects- both blood thinning and thickening. I for one used it to slow down bleeding after experiencing a miscarriage years ago; nothing else worked, or as fast! Although I really don't know anything further than that, like if it would work for breakthrough bleeding. It must be some kind of imbalance pertaining to hormones or maybe minerals, but that's all I can comment on!"
12/04/2011: Fashion Princess from Los, Ca replies: "Has anyone heard of yarrow? Someone recommended I use a yarrow tincture to help with the breakthrough... Anyone have any experience with this?"
[YEA] 01/12/2011: Sarah from Melbourne, Australia: "ACV cured me of heavy bleeding and cramps
For the last three years I was victim of heavy bleeding and I had to feel embarrased infront of my coleagues for sometime when my flow was uncontrolable. For the last months I was feeling excruciating pain also before periods and only spotting occured for one day. Everytime I took it to pregnancy and didnot take any medicine for pains for fear of pregnancy. But later everytime got periods. Then I came to know about ACV. From the last two weeks I have started taking Apple Cider Vinegar mixed in water for three times. And today my period started without discomfort. I didnt have any PMS symptom this time. Felt energetic. Very less bleeding as I used to have earliar. I am so happy to have found the remedy. I always searched for remedies for heavy bleeding but didnot know about acv. Thanks earth clinic.
I must add that I have started little bit exercise past one week and also taking fish oil supplements.
will Apple Cider Vinegar also reduce my tumor on submandibular region?"Replies
01/14/2012: Bushra from Kwoolon, Hongkong replies: "Hey just saw your message regarding heavy blood flow my periods are very irregular got them today after almost 3 months and sometimes my periods doesn't stop without taking any medicine so I am really worried as I have just moved to hong kong and don't know any good dr here. Just read your message so can u tell me about ACV so can I get over the counter? Will really appreciated if you can reply me soon."
02/15/2012: Rafia from Kowloon, Hong Kong replies: "Bushra I'm from Hong Kong. You get Apple Cider Vinegar in the vinegar section in the supermarket. It's not a medicine. It's vinegar u can use in salads etc but it is known to help with many things.
I had an awful period this mth and last mth I was in a detox had 6 day period but it was so easy no cramps everything so I was trying to figure out what it was. Now I realise it's the Apple Cider Vinegar pills I was taking and I also think the chia seeds which are higher in omega 3 and 6 than fish oils did the trick. I am going back to the Apple Cider Vinegar and chia :)"
[YEA] 12/01/2009: Somewhereinchina from Beijing, China: "I just wanted to say I am so grateful one of my friends told me about this site! As an American living in Beijing, I am a bit hesitant to go to the doctor unless its a total emergency...But when I hadn't had my period for 6 months (not preggers), I thought I may have to go to a doc. Then i saw this site! I drank Apple cider vinegar for 2 days- one 8 oz. glass of water with 3 tablespoons once in AM, once in PM. My period just came! I'm a believer!"Replies
[YEA] 10/22/2010: Eunicycle from Honolulu, Hi, United States replies: "I also missed my period and am not pregnant. I did ACV and I got it within a couple days!! Wow a miracle cure!! I love this site and I love ACV! Thank You so muchhhhh!! :)"
[YEA] 11/07/2010: Michele from Coffeyville, Ks Us replies: "It helped so much with my problem of heavy bleeding, I am 53 and was having such a terrible time. I tried 2 tps ACV with a bottle of water and orange flavored drink mix. I drank it 3 times that day and it slowed down the flow so much, it made my period so much more easier to deal with. I recommend the ACV treatment each day of your period, you won't need any other medicine at all."
12/28/2010: Onemoretime from Indianapolis, In, Usa replies: "This is amazing. I was actually looking for validation to a claim that I am ready to scream to the top of my lungs and I found it here! After my last period, someone told me about drinking ACV for cleansing my digestive tract and relieving myself of excess water. Well, I think I was so focused on my increased number of bowel movements that I missed another wonderful discovery!
Let's go back... For years, menstruation has been a nightmare for me. I was to the point where my doctor told me that if I wanted to have any more children, I needed to do it now because what she wanted to do about my ABNORMAL bleeding would prevent pregnancy. Well, I've since battled infertility issues (for which I am looking to resolve naturally before I go back to the fertility specialist), but I just came off my period and realized that I didn't have debilitating cramps, my monthly headache, nor those big monster clots that hit the comode water and splash back up at me! Could ACV be a part of my healing?! ?! ?! ? I mean, no one knows how depressed I would get knowing that my period was coming... Nights of miserable sleeping, nervous anxieties of messing up my clothes... I'm gonna do this for another month and if it still works, I'm telling everyone I know who deals with periods from HADES!"
01/10/2011: Angela from Omaha, Ne replies: "Its true... I did a colon cleanse and thereafter made sure I took lots of fiber and drank tons of water and as a result my periods were 100x better and I did not even get PMS anymore or migraine headaches. There is a correlation with unhealthy bowels and PMS/ Heavy painful periods. Thank you and happy periods! I still want to know how to make them SHORTER as in shortened days."