Why I encourage women to track their periods

Do you dread your period each month?

Many of the women I work with have problem periods such as irregularities, heavy periods (Menorrhagia), painful periods  (dysmenorrhoea), PMT, Polycystic ovaries (PCOS).

Women tell me that they dread getting their periods. Some have even had numerous tests and scans but they have all come back clear which doesn’t help them.  It is at this stage that they will be offered painkillers and / or the Pill.  The women who choose to work with me know this isn’t the answer and are looking for a more natural approach.

There are many things that can disrupt your hormones and in turn this can impact periods.  One of the main reasons I encourage women to track their periods, ideally on paper is because it allows you to see at a glance exactly what is going on and begin to notice patterns.

By tracking your period, you begin to become aware of the whole month not just ovulation and menstruation times.   This then allows us to look at anything that might be disrupting your hormones and monthly cycle.

The things you may find helpful to track are:-

  1. How you are feeling emotionally throughout the whole month.
  2. Any stress you have experienced
  3. Exercise / movement – types, fast, vigorous, slow or gentle
  4. Medication
  5. Nutrition
  6. Sleep
  7. Bowel movements – these usually change throughout the month
  8. Pains – migraines, headaches, cramping

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If you have taken hormonal contraception in the past this will also have an impact on your monthly cycle and endocrine system, even if it was many years ago.  This can however be helped and cleared with homeopathy.

If you struggle with period pain and PMT each month and would like my help I offer a free call before making an appointment.  

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