As a holistic health practitioner, it’s been a revelation to learn that periods needn't be a painful or negative experience, particularly when I help so many women deal with this often debilitating issue.
Most women experience some form of period pain/discomfort just before and/or on day 1-2 of the period which is called Primary Dysmenorrhoea.
No question should ever be too embarrassing to ask - as a holistic health practitioner specialising in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, I do get asked all sorts! Most recently, I was asked what we recommended women use in terms of sanitary items for swimming - as one can’t wear a sanitary pad in the pool! But the real question is, should we be swimming during our period?
Lynda's Advice to Young Women: Hormones. Ask any woman and she is likely to have a tale or two about how hormones have shaped her destiny. For women, their grand entrance is heralded by the arrival of a first period. While for some this is a celebrated passage of womanhood, for far too many, it is the start of a lifetime of “issues” with female hormones. PMS, painful periods, short periods, long periods, heavy periods, no periods…. you get the picture, hormones can be hell!
In the age of information overload, we are bombarded daily with information, instruction, and loud directives about our health. We are urged to take more responsibility for our health, and if you are one of the majority of women who is ready to step up and do so, you may have already discovered a problem. There you are, eager to take charge of your wellbeing; ready to step up to the health plate….. you go on line and tap your query into the search box. Within minutes your head feels like a scrambled egg. Paleo or Keto? Mediterranean or Vegan? Yoga or Cross fit? Meditation or running?