Do You Understand Your Cycle?
So many women believe that however our cycles/periods progress is how it is. There’s nothing much we can do about it besides taking painkillers and other medications and just waiting for it all to be over. I want you to do better than that. I want you to know you have options! If you’d rather control your cycle than let it control you, then this is what you want to understand.
First of all, most women don’t have a very good understanding of what exactly is going on in their body. We’ll go over that first, then speak to some of the natural options that can help improve your overall hormonal experience. Most women know the average cycle is 28 days, but there can be some normal variation in that, where your cycle is a little longer or shorter. This is only a ‘problem’ if it creates a problem. If your cycle is regular/consistent then whether it is 28, 30 or 25 days doesn’t matter too much.
Obviously this is a very short overview of the cycle, but it highlights the main transition points and key items occurring at each time period. The reason for this, is I talk to women all the time who have very little understanding of what is happening when during their menstrual cycle. Unless you’ve begun researching the female reproductive cycle because you’re concerned about your fertility, most women fall in the category of knowing very little about what’s happening inside their own bodies. The more you know, the more you can understand what’s going on, and how you can address issues that come up surrounding your cycle.
Clearly I won’t be able to address every single issue in this post that can happen or ‘go wrong’ with the cycle, but I will make some suggestions about possible natural things you can do to help minimize problems from occurring. The following are just 3 recommendations I often make to my patients:
Natural Treatment Options:
Then of course there's also the additional therapies we can add to help correct the body's imbalances should it need that extra support.
I hope that you find this information helpful. If you have more questions about your own cycle, how you can regulate it better or any other women's health related concerns please get in touch with me through my clinic or email me through my contact me page. I am here to help!
Note: Talk to your Naturopathic Doctor today about getting assessed and treated if needed, and as always talk to your health care provider before beginning any new medication or supplement. This information is not meant to replace the advice/guidance of a medical professional, nor should it be acted upon by individuals unsupervised by the appropriate healthcare provider.
I am a Naturopathic Doctor and Doula providing care in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. I have a passion for helping people with their health issues and improving the birth experience for Moms, and their babies. I also have a life long love affair with soccer, curling, and the alto saxophone.