Spotting happens when small amounts of blood escape the vagina between menstrual periods for women between. It is fairly common for girls starting their periods or women going into menopause in their mid-to-late forties.
The cause of spotting is a drop in estrogen levels at the time of ovulation; this is the most common cause that we will be working with here. Other causes need to be treated differently and seen by your healthcare professional if the following ideas don’t work. Other causes may include chemical birth control such as the pill, IUD, or other medication. It can also be pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) as well as endometriosis; watch for ectopic pregnancies or inflammation of the cervix, etc.
Medical treatment of spotting varies greatly, but most often the pill is used to control the period (side effects); this does not solve the problem. From the natural perspective the goal is to normalize the menstrual period. Make sure you clean up your diet and remember to remove tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea and soda.
Nutritional Support for Spotting
Using New Chapter’s complete fish oil (2000 to 4000 mg per day). Evening primrose oil of 1000 to 2000 mg a day is useful for the menstrual period and the skin. These oils should be included with the following protocol for spotting.
Herbs for Spotting
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
The main herb to use is Vitex, 3 capsules a day, to help the body to regulate the menstrual cycle. It works by stimulating the pituitary to regulate estrogen and progesterone levels. It is also know to help endometriosis. It must be take for at least 3 months or longer for endometriosis. Stop taking Vitex when pregnant.
Other herbs to consider:
Squawvine – as a uterine stimulant and hormonal regulator.
Lady’s mantle – organ used in Europe to regulate the menstrual cycle and helps progesterone stimulation.
Motherwort – regulates hormones and helps a rapid heartbeat, circulatory regulation and hyperthyroid problems.
Red raspberry leaves – always a good menstrual regulatory. It may be a bit drying for some women.
Cell Salts to Help with Spotting
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#7 Kali sulph 6X – helps regulate hormones
#11 Nat sulph 6X – help liver to convert plant hormone precursers to hormones
Spotting Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Use in 30c potency, twice a day for 3 to 6 months. These remedies do help regulat the mentrual period.
Bovista – burning pains; early menses; menses flow much at night and can have dark clots; sore spotting; vaginal discharges clear thick or acrid, thick green; can’t bear tight clothes around waist; ovarian cysts.
Causticum – menses flows only at night; anxiety, sadness and weakness during menses.; vaginal discharges between period smell like menses, esp. at night with weakness; aversion to sex; spotting from nursing loved one staying up at night; very sympathetic.
Hamamelis – menses dark, profuse; abdominal soreness; mid-cycle daytime spotting, and pain; vagina sore; ovaries sore and abdominal pain.
Source: Dave’s Healing Notes