Sandra Villella and ambassador Lisa Costa-Bir share their clinical perspectives and practice pearls on best managing PMDD.
Dysmenorrhoea is the most common gynaecological condition in women, with prevalence ranging up to 91% in women of reproductive age. Complementary treatments such as ginger and zinc should be considered as efficacious as part of any treatment protocol for dysmenorrhoea.
It seems inevitiable that most women will experience period pain (dysmenorrhea) at some point time in their life. What many might not realise is the options available to them in natural medicine.
The two most common varieties are Ceylon or true cinnamon (C. zeylanicum/verum) and Chinese cinnamon (C. cassia). They have similar properties and health benefits, but C. cassia seems to get a bad reputation for its coumarin levels, which is believed to be harmful is high doses.