Natural Remedies for Painful Menstrual Cramps

A woman came to us saying her medical doctor diagnosed her condition as endometriosis. This is a condition whereby she gets very painful cramps, much more painful than the ordinary menstrual pain. Endometriosis is when the lining of the uterus, grows outside of the uterus and attaches to other parts of your body. This can be very painful, especially during your period.  

Aside from the pain, other symptoms include really long or extremely heavy periods often with blood clots, severe migraines or lower back pain during your period, painful bowel movements, allergies that get worse around your period, bleeding between periods, fatigue, nausea and diarrhea. Endometriosis is one of the leading causes of female infertility. 

Pelvic pain is the most common symptom of endometriosis. You may also have pain in the lower abdomen before and during menstruation, heavy menstrual bleeding often with blood clots, painful periods and severe cramps. According to the medical industry, this condition has no cure but there are drugs and surgery to manage the symptoms. On the natural healing side, this condition is caused by blockages in the liver, spleen and kidney channels that run through the pelvic area and affect menstruation.

According to the HijamaHerbs natural healing methodology, energy needs to flow smoothly to all parts of the body. If there is free flow of energy and blood, there would be no pain. If there are blockages then there would be pain.

In our understanding, the uterus and the liver are closely related. The liver is responsible to maintain the free flow of the vital energy of the body. The liver, spleen and kidney channels run through the pelvis and all can effect menstruation. If any of these channels is blocked, congested or deficient, this will usually manifest in women as some sort of menstrual problem.

Vital energy moves the blood. This vital energy can become sluggish due to emotional stress. Vital energy blockage is associated with liver depression. The liver is so intimately associated with the menstrual cycle, liver depression and vital energy blockages in women almost always manifests as some menstrual-related problem.

Stuck vital energy shows up as pain that is dull and crampy. Dirty blood may be caused by either long-term vital energy blockage. This pain is localized, sharp and stabbing. One of the main signs of blockages in vital energy is the presence of blood clots.


The livers plays a big role with uterus issues. The liver is responsible to maintain the free flow of the vital energy of the body. Vital energy blockage is associated with liver depression. The liver is so intimately associated with the menstrual cycle, liver depression and vital energy blockages in women almost always manifests as some menstrual-related problem.

The most common cause of energy stagnation is stress, and usually results in liver depression. This can also become the cause of female infertility. Stagnant energy causes pain, urinary problems, lower abdominal pain, sciatica, premenstrual nipple sensitivity, irritability, depression and headaches.

Dirty blood can be caused by trauma, such as abdominal surgery, abortions and birth control pills. Dirty blood can also show up as blue, varicose veins on the lower abdomen, possible hemorrhoids or varicose veins on the legs, poking pain with intercourse. Most women with endometriosis have some combination of energy blockages and dirty blood.

The HijamaHerbs natural healing for endometriosis emphasizes avoiding fear, anger and excessive emotions in general. Try to maintain an even, free flow of moderate emotions as it will result in an even, free flow of vital energy and blood.

Just prior and during menstruation women should not allow themselves to become fatigued. Not dwell on negative thoughts or frustrations. Avoid eating cold and raw foods prior to or during their periods. Avoid sex during their period as this reverses the flow of energy and blood from down and out to up and it also tends to form dirty blood.

Relaxing and taking life a day at a time can be highly beneficial to ward off painful menstruation. Do not dwell of negative thoughts or frustrations. Avoid fear, anger and excessive emotional outbursts. Physical exercise can help speed up sluggish metabolism and increase production of energy and blood. Also, Hijama and herbs can effectively treat painful menstruation.

Reducing stress by changing jobs, seeking counseling for relationship problems, changing residence, taking more time off, letting go of unrealistic goals and expectations, and adopting a slower, more open attitude no matter what we are doing can help us with balance. We need to teach ourselves consciously and deliberately to relax. Done daily, at least twenty continuous minutes, can benefit our overall health.

A certain amount of physical exercise is necessary to maintain one’s health and prevent disease. Exercise speeds up a sluggish metabolism and increases production of energy and blood. Aerobic exercise from twenty to thirty minutes every other day increases circulation and body temperature, and aids digestion, appetite, mood, energy and sleep. Exercise greatly reduces the severity of any endometriosis symptom or symptom associated with energy blockage and dirty blood.

Many studies confirm that lifestyle factors, which are largely preventable, are the cause of debilitating disorders. Deep relaxation, aerobic exercise and dietary modification and moderation are the keys to preventing endometriosis.

Hijama and herbs can effectively treat painful menstruation, menstruation which is too little or too large in volume, menstruation which is either too early, too late, or which occurs at no fixed schedule, PMS, lower abdominal pain, any endometriosis symptom and infertility.

HijamaHerbs treatments are based on finding blockages in the physical body, mental/emotional and the spiritual side (in case of sihr/jinn afflictions). When the blockages are correctly identified, then Hijama is performed to clear the blockages, and herbs are taken to rejuvenate the internal organs. To clear emotional blockages, Rahmah emotional clearing procedures are utilized.

HijamaHerbs sessions for ladies is performed by Nusrat Shah. For children, we normally do not perform hijama, however herbs, homeopathic remedies and emotional healing is performed. Also available, emotional healing, counseling for married couples, counseling for young adults seeking their true career path.

For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Amin Shah at 617-787-5151 or email – aminshah@shahclan.net. We are based in Boston, MA – USA.

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