Scanty or light periods is a condition medically known as hypomenorrhea. While scanty periods occurring once in a while should not be a cause of concern, any changes in the menstrual flow accompanied with pelvic pain for several months should be brought to a doctor’s notice. Homeopathic medicines for scanty periods offer a natural solution to the problem. Pulsatilla, Sepia, and Graphites are the top homeopathic remedies that are used to treat scanty periods. Homeopathy can help improve the menstrual flow by addressing the underlying cause that is contributing to scanty periods.
The leading causes of scanty periods include emotional stress, excessive exercise, being underweight, an eating disorder where a person has intense calorie restriction, hormonal imbalance, using oral contraceptive pills (OCP’s), using intrauterine devices (IUD’s), polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), anovulatory menstrual cycles, and hyperthyroidism. In some cases, a woman may experience scanty periods during the perimenopausal period (transition into menopause). A rare but possible cause of scanty periods is Asherman’s Syndrome (formation of scar tissue in the uterus cavity.)
Homeopathic Treatment of Scanty Periods
Homeopathy offers natural treatment for scanty periods. Since homeopathic medicines are very mild and made of natural substances, they treat scanty periods without any side effects. Homeopathic medicines are selected individually for every case after a detailed case analysis, thereby offering a highly individualized treatment.
Homeopathic Medicines for Scanty Periods
Pulsatilla – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for Scanty Periods
Pulsatilla is prepared from the fresh plant of Pulsatilla Nigricans commonly known by the name of Windflower. The natural order of this plant is Ranunculaceae. Pulsatilla is natural medicine to help improve the menstrual flow in cases of scanty periods. Female needing Pulsatilla generally tends to have scanty and late periods. The menstrual flow is mostly present in the daytime and may change appearance. Pulsatilla also works well in cases of suppressed periods.
Along with scanty flow, menstrual colic with restlessness and chilliness may be present. The colic may lead to vomiting. The woman may be sad and want to weep during the periods. There may be an attending complaint of leucorrhoea before or after menses. Pulsatilla is also highly useful for treating scanty periods in cases of PCOS.
Sepia – Homeopathic Medicine for Scanty Periods with Irregular Menstrual Cycle
Sepia is a natural cure for irregular menses causing scanty periods. In cases needing Sepia, the menses may be too early or too late, but the menstrual flow is always scanty. A bearing down pain in the pelvis may be marked. Abdominal distress, pain in the back and constipation may precede the menses. Acne on the face before menses may also be present. A feeling of sadness along with a persistent headache may appear during menses. It is well indicated for cases of infertility in women who have scanty and irregular periods.
Graphites – Effective Homeopathic Remedy for Scanty and Painful Periods
Graphites offers a natural cure for scanty periods that are also painful. The key feature to use Graphites in cases of scanty periods includes bad colic during the menses. There is griping, abdominal spasms, colicky or labor – like pains in the uterus with hip pain and backache. Tearing pains in the ovaries may also be felt. There may be a sensation of heat in the abdomen. The menstrual flow may be thick or thin, pale or dark in color. The periods also last for a shorter duration. Other accompanying symptoms include pain in the vagina along with dryness.
Lachesis – Natural Treatment for Scanty Periods with Blackish Flow
Lachesis is indicated for scanty periods with a blackish flow. The flow may be offensive, and the periods become shorter in duration (sometimes for as less as an hour.) Marked ovarian pains may appear during menses. The pain may be pressing or sharp, shooting or stitching in nature. Labor-like pains in the uterus and pain in small of the back may also appear during menses.
Conium – Homeopathic Medicine for Scanty Periods of Shorter Duration
Conium is an effective homeopathic medicine for scanty periods that are brief. A person needing Conium may tend to get late periods that are delayed by two to three months. Pain in the hypogastric region (central part of the lower abdomen) extending down the thigh and legs. A marked attending feature is a pain and soreness in the breast before periods. The breast pain worsens while walking and leucorrhoea may follow menses.
Kali Carb – Natural Homeopathic Remedy for Scanty Menses with Pungent Odor
Kali Carb is a homeopathic remedy indicated for scanty menses with a pungent odor. Menstrual flow in such cases may also be acrid. Before the menses begin, there may be hot flashes, shooting / violent colicky pains over the abdomen and a feeling of chilliness. During the menses, there may be a headache, aching pains in small of back, lethargy, and sleepiness.
Viburnum Opulus – For Scanty Periods that Last Few Hours
Viburnum Opulus is prepared from the fresh bark of a plant named High Cranberry. The natural order of this plant is Caprifoliaceae. Viburnum Opulus is helpful when the menses are scanty and last only for a few hours. Blood is thin, light-colored and may have an offensive odor. Periods are attended with cramping uterine pains. The pain from uterus tends to radiate down the thighs. Nausea and nervous restlessness may be present with the pain. Before the menses begin, there may be bearing down or excruciating pain in the uterus, aching in the sacral region and sharp, shooting pain in the ovaries.
Manganum Aceticum – Natural Treatment for Scanty, Early Periods
Manganum Aceticum is a natural homeopathic medicine for scanty and early periods. Females needing Manganum Aceticum start their periods too early and have a scanty flow. Menstrual flow is pale colored and lasts only for two days. This medicine is also indicated for scanty and early periods due to anemia.
Natrum Mur – Homeopathic Cure for Scanty Menses Followed by Profuse Flow
Natrum Mur is an excellent homeopathic medicine for menses that are scanty for a day or two followed by a profuse flow. The flow is more during the night. Uterine cramps appear with cutting pain in the groins. Anxiety, sadness, irritability, pressing headache arise before menses. Natrum Mur also works well in cases of scanty and delayed periods in anemic women. Natrum Mur is also thought of in cases of sterility in females with late and scanty periods.
Ignatia – For Scanty, Stringy Periods with Dark Clots
Use of homeopathic medicine Ignatia is considered in cases where the menses are scanty and stringy with dark clots. During periods, griping, cutting uterine colic may appear. Uterine spasms seem to get better by pressure. Burning heat in the vagina before the menses may be felt. Other symptoms include heaviness in the head, sensitivity to light, anxiety, palpitation, extreme prostration before and during menses is present.