Natural therapies to help manage adenomyosis

Natural therapies to help manage adenomyosis

What is adenomyosis? Adenomyosis is where the cells of the uterus that bleed in menstruation grow in the muscle of the uterus. When menstruation happens, it bleeds into the muscle creating distension in the lower abdomen. It can cause extreme pain, heavy bleeding, exhaustion and disruption to quality of life. It is believed 1 in…

How to help your teenage daughter with her periods
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How to help your teenage daughter with her periods

Hormonal daughters and/ or painful periods I often recall the dread I hear in parents voices when they speak of the teenage years, of out of control, hormonal daughters. Puberty need not be fraught with emotional outbursts if our bodies work as they should. If the body is not in balance, there are warning signs…

The dance of the hormones in the menstrual cycle
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The dance of the hormones in the menstrual cycle

How hormones effect your life The dance of hormones throughout the month control the ebb and flow of your menstrual cycle. How they interplay can have a profound effect on how you feel about yourself, your weight, your relationship with others, your social life and even your sleep. The impact is so wide reaching, that…

Suffering from PMT? Try Chinese Medicine!

Suffering from PMT? Try Chinese Medicine!

The kaleidoscope of Premenstrual tension (PMT) The experience of premenstrual tension (PMT) can be excruciating, not only for us as women, but also to those around us. There are the physical symptoms of sore breasts, bowel changes, weight gain, headaches and pimples to name but a few. Then there are the emotional changes, the mood…

Menopause naturally with Chinese medicine

Menopause naturally with Chinese medicine

Experiencing the change As we travel towards menopause, the cessation of our menstrual cycle, we may experience certain symptoms like how flushes, night sweats, weight gain, missed periods, light periods or very heavy periods. Some women have extreme emotional changes, or experience vaginal dryness, difficulty sleeping and great thirst. Every woman is unique and their…

Motherhood – The art of giving back to ourselves
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Motherhood – The art of giving back to ourselves

Busy life of mothers Being a mum in our modern world can be very challenging. We may be in a very supportive environment with many family and friends; or we may be living in isolation away from loved ones. In modern life many mothers juggle a working life with a family life. I often hear…