Friday, February 21, 2014

Noticing THIS Improved my Periods! Could it Work for You?

I had the absolute worst periods in high school and beyond.  One of my favorite things about breastfeeding was how long it took for my period to come back (17 Months!).  Then it came back just as I had remembered.  Painful cramps, bloating, sugar cravings, mood swings (ok, those were already there...)

I attended a class on the moon cycles by the Herbalist Emily Ruff.  She said these period symptoms are extremely common, and they don't have to be.  When a woman comes to her with this kind of discomfort, she instructs them to get a moon calendar and a Diva Cup.  In her experience, this clears up the problem 70% of the time!

When I heard this, I was intrigued but in complete disbelief.  How could such a small detail have any effect on the excruciating agony I went through every month?  And if it did help, WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME BEFORE?!  (Oh yeah, the mood swings were definitely there)

And so began my experiment.  I simply paid attention to which days the new moon (bleeding) and the full moon (ovulation) landed on.  I thought back to our ancestral Tribal Mamas looking up at the sky and
correlating their cycles with the moons.

March 2013: periods resumed from pregnancy.  It began one week before the New Moon.  Painful as all get-out.

June 2013: Period began 5 or 6 days before the new moon.  Only one day of cramping and 2 hours of cramping the next day

September 2013: Period began 3 days before the new moon.  Only TWO HOURS  of cramping at the beginning of the first day

December 2013: Period began on the new moon.  Only ONE hour of cramping on the first day!  Success!  No more moodiness than normal either!

Honestly, it worked!  January and February were the same as December!  And I couldn't be happier.  The moon affects the tides of our insides in addition to the tides of the ocean.  No question about that :-)

Do you think it will work for you?  Post below and then prove it!

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  1. This is very interesting! I have terrible cramps, too, and for as long as I can remember, my body has been stubbornly "backwards" when it comes to the moon's cycle.
    I've tried *complaining* about it... maybe even *whining* about it...
    But I think I'll give peaceful contemplation a try now and see where that gets me. ;)
    Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

    1. Best of luck! I can't wait to hear how it goes :-)