menstruation

What menstrual blood is really made of

Periods… yes we know all about them… at least we think so! Yes, you’re obviously aware that every month you loose blood… but do you know that women are on average menstruated for 42 years. With 13 periods per year, that makes up 520 periods… Maybe it’d be a good idea to find out what really goes on. As a woman, our menstrual cycle prepares us every month for a potential pregnancy. Thanks to our ho...

Who invented the menstrual cup ?

Hard to believe since menstruation is nothing new, but until recently women have been left to fend for themselves to figure out how to deal with the practical issues presented by their monthly flow. That is, what to do with the blood. From scraps of rags to natural materials such as sea sponges, women (and some creative men) have devised a number of ways to handle menstruation. Currently there are...

What can your menstrual period tell you about your health?

Did you know that the features of your monthly period can actually tell you a lot about your state of health? No? Well, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) recognizes this release of bodily fluids as a tremendous source of information as to what is going on in your body and energy systems. By keeping track of the cycle, as well as noting what the blood is actually like, a woman can find out a whole...

Menstrual Hygiene Day

Menstrual Hygiene Day dedicated to ending the hesitation around menstruation Worldwide, 2015: “Let’s end the hesitation around menstruation” are the words that will be heard across the world on the second annual Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May 2015. Wanna say something? Use the Hashtags #MenstruationMatters #MHDay on your social media. This is my friend Violeta sitting in Alchemy in Ub...

Uttara Vasti – Ayurvedic yoni decoction recipe

This article is an excerpt from a book that I found interesting. This is different approach to vagina health and you’ll find down below ayurvedic recipes on how to make your own Uttara Vasti. Women’s Power to Heal: Through Inner Medicine, by Maya Tiwari. Synopsis: “Women have absolute power within themselves to heal. A living testament to the healing efficacity of her teachings, ...

Is This Menopause?

If you are asking this question, then you are most likely between 45-50 years of age and you have noticed some changes in your menstrual cycle pattern and emotions. The medical definition of menopause is the cessation of menstrual periods and therefore, can only be diagnosed in retrospect. A general rule of thumb is that if you are over 45 years of age and have not had a period for 12 months, they...

The Secret Power Of Your Period Revealed

The menstrual cycle is about women’s energy and power; the power to be, to restore, to receive & to create. Throughout history different cultures attitudes towards menstruation and menstrual blood have varied. This has ranged from menstrual blood being viewed as sacred, healing and powerful, to being feared as dangerous and unclean. This is the basis upon which the Jewish tradition deems...

Is There A Connection Between The Moon And Your Hormones?

Many myths and legends attribute magical powers to the moon. And, I think that you would have to agree that, the sight of the beautiful luminous moon in our sky at night is indeed “magical”. Also, for thousands of years and throughout many cultures and nations, the moon has been linked to fertility, reproduction and growth. Consequently, the planting of seeds and harvesting of crops we...

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