Naturopathy 101: Painful Periods

What You'll Learn

  • An overview of painful periods
  • Causes and symptoms of painful periods
  • The naturopathic approach for painful periods
  • Natural medicines for painful periods
  • The story of Dr. Ana's own life-changing experience in resolving her painful periods with homeopathy


Are you tired of having painful periods?
Have you been wondering what causes painful periods?
Are you scared about the side effects of birth control or painkillers?
This course will teach you about natural medicine options for painful periods.

This course is for anyone who wants to have a better understanding of painful periods and the natural medicine options that are available. You’ll learn from two naturopathic physicians, Dr. Timothy Miller and Dr. Anaheed Jackson, who have boiled down the most important and useful natural medicine tidbits that you-need-to-know into this short course. With their passion and excitement, they will deliver this information in a concise and easy-to-understand way.

Painful periods affect millions of women but there are some very easy natural medicine considerations to decrease its symptoms and severity. This course will walk you through what causes painful periods, how inflammation plays a role in its development, its common symptoms, and natural medicine options for painful periods.

Dr. Tim and Dr. Ana will share many natural medicine options including herbal remedies, nutrition, homeopathy, gemmotherapy, nutritional supplements, lifestyle changes, and more. Dr. Ana will share her own life-changing personal experience in completely resolving her painful periods with homeopathy. Dr. Tim and Dr. Ana will also talk about their unique approaches in working with patients with painful periods.

This course is part of the Naturopathy 101 Series. Each course in this series will teach you about natural medicines for common health complaints. The courses are designed to inspire, educate, and empower you with the knowledge of your body, your health, and your wellness!

Please Note: This course is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The information in this course is not an alternative or substitute to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter, including nutrition, supplements, or lifestyle changes, you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

Course Content

  • Background Information for Painful Periods 19min
  • Nutritional Guidelines for Painful Periods 34min
  • Supplements for Painful Periods 6min
  • Homeopathy for Painful Periods 27min
  • Herbs for Painful Periods 7min
  • Gemmotherapy for Painful Periods 10min
  • Hydrotherapy and Misc. Topical Applications fo 17min
  • Integration 26min


Timothy Miller ND, LAc, RA is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, and registered aromatherapist. He is a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR.

Dr. Tim is a chemistry nerd. He is fascinated by the chemistry found in the natural world. Fueled by the abundant, potent, and unique components within aromatherapy, Dr. Tim has sought to understand how essential oils act on the body and identify which clinical applications are best incorporated into practice.

Dr. Tim first began his aromatherapy studies in 2005. He has since traveled the world to advance his understanding of essential oils and their clinical implications. Dr. Tim has studied with Rhiannon Lewis, Mark Webb, Gabriel Mojay, Kurt Schnaubelt, and Jeffrey Yuen. He has successfully completed a National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) approved course and has completed the requirements to become a registered aromatherapist. He is a member of the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC).

Beyond his love of aromatherapy, Dr. Tim is an avid traveler and student of foreign languages. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, and being in nature. Dr. Tim loves to learn new things and is driven by self-improvement and emotional intelligence.

Dr. Tim believes deeply in Docere and loves to teach. He is an international speaker, workshop leader and contributing author. He believes learning should be fun and makes every attempt to engage his students in a profound and meaningful way.

Dr. Tim has taken part in several podcasts discussing a range of topics. Please find them below:

1. AromaChemistry with Dr. Tim - NAHA's Beyond Aromatics Podcast
2. How to Fall in Love with Essential Oil Chemistry with Dr. Tim - Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy and Nyssa Hanger
3. Conscious Living with Dr. Tim - The Orson Wells Show
4. The Naturopathic Journey with Dr. Tim - Eight Billion Podcast
5. Don't Throw Away Your Shot with Dr. Tim - LabAroma Podcast

Anaheed Jackson ND is a naturopathic physician who specializes in homeopathic medicine. She grew up in Colorado and graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR.

In her first year of medical school, she was introduced to the subject of homeopathy and instantly knew her calling was to be a homeopath and a life-long student of this modality. She has studied extensively with Anne Vervarcke, Matt Zorn, and Angelica Lemke and regularly attends lectures and classes to expand her knowledge.

Dr. Ana works with patients of all ages but has a particular interest in working with children with complex mental and behavioral disabilities such as autism, ADD/ADHD, PANS/PANDAS, tic disorders, epilepsy, etc. She loves learning therapies that focus on treating the root cause of illness and that work in harmony with the body’s natural ability to heal.

Beyond her love of homeopathy, Dr. Ana spends a lot of time with her husband and family. She is a classical pianist and finds great joy in both playing and creating music.

Dr. Ana has a deep passion to teach and connect with her students in a meaningful way. She hopes her students feel empowered to apply the knowledge they have gained to take control of their own health and the health of their families.

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    1.25 CEUs total (up to 1.25 CEUs Category B) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    1.25 CPDs total (up to 1.25 CPDs Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    2.5 CEUs total (up to 2.5 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
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