Nearly 90% of women of reproductive age experience painful menstrual periods (dysmenorrhea) at some point in their life. Not only do menstrual periods cause pain and interruption of life, it’s so easily alleviated naturally. Randomized clinical trials with ginger have shown significant reduction in pain (using visual analog scales). Ginger has been shown to inhibit COX-2, which reduces pain and inflammation. Ginger is an excellent option for treating Dysmenorrhea. Typical dosing is 700-2,000mg for the first three days of menstrual cycle. “Complicated Dysmenorrhea cases should be further evaluated and are typical of an estrogen dominant female, meaning HORMONAL IMBALANCE”. Dr. Lewerenz.