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No rest during that time of the month? Find balance for a healthier you

Menstrual complaints are a common problem among women. It can range from mild cramps and discomfort to severe pain and nausea.
The menstrual cycle is influenced by several factors, such as the moon and the women you live with. The lunar cycle lasts about 28 days, much like the menstrual cycle. Some women notice that their menstrual cycle synchronizes with the phase of the moon. In addition, women who spend a lot of time together, such as roommates or sisters, can coordinate their menstrual cycles.

How important is a healthy menstrual cycle really?

Did you know that menstruation is an important process for detoxifying the body? During the menstrual cycle, the body is cleansed of toxins and unnecessary substances. A study published in the journal “Toxicological Sciences” in 2014 showed that during the menstrual period, the body gets rid of heavy metals, such as lead and cadmium, which are stored in the endometrial tissue. The study was conducted among 64 women and suggested that the menstrual cycle may play an important role in removing toxins from the body. So it is important to have a healthy menstrual cycle.

Menstrual symptoms are mounting, what is the cause?

Unfortunately, menstrual symptoms can also occur as a result of coronavirus infection or in response to corona vaccination. Overall, many women confirm having menstrual symptoms after corona or the vaccination. A recent study published in the journal “Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology” found that coronavirus can cause menstrual symptoms. The study was conducted among 177 women who tested positive for COVID-19 and reported menstrual symptoms. The most common complaints were heavy menstrual bleeding, changes in cycle and painful menstrual cramps.
A study published in the journal “Fertility and Sterility” describes the experiences of women who received the COVID-19 vaccine and observed menstrual changes. The study is based on personal experiences of 1,000 women, 30% of whom reported that their menstrual cycle changed after vaccination. The most commonly reported changes were heavy menstrual bleeding and irregular cycles.

It is important to take these symptoms seriously and seek medical attention if they are severe.

Who knew? According to TCM, your liver has some say in your period

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the menstrual cycle is considered an important process for maintaining women's health. According to TCM, a healthy menstrual cycle depends on proper circulation of Qi (life energy) and blood in the body.

When menstrual symptoms occur, it is often seen as an imbalance in the body. This imbalance can have several causes, including stress, poor diet, insufficient sleep, emotional factors and external factors such as cold and humidity.

To treat menstrual complaints, TCM focuses on restoring balance to the body.
The liver is often seen in TCM as an important organ involved in the menstrual cycle. An imbalance in the liver can lead to symptoms such as painful menstrual cramps and irregular menstrual cycles.

For this reason, liver-supporting herbs are often prescribed in TCM to improve menstrual cycle health.

doTERRA products to support your cycle and Lifestyle

There are several products available at doTERRA that can help support a healthy menstrual cycle. Clary Calm and Clary Sage (Scharlei) are both essential oils that can help reduce menstrual symptoms.
The doTERRA Phytoestrogens Complex contains phytoestrogens that can help reduce menopause symptoms and support healthy hormone balance.

There are also products available that support the liver, such as Zendocrine oil, Zendocrine Softgels and Zendocrine Complex. Geranium oil and Juniper Berry (Jeneverbes) oil can also help support a healthy liver.

But pursuing a healthy lifestyle of eating healthy and drinking enough water, getting enough sleep and rest and daily exercise is most important to keeping a body in balance. By implementing these habits into your daily life, you can reduce the likelihood of menstrual complaints and support a healthy menstrual cycle.

The doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack provides a solid foundation for a healthy diet.

Your body, your rules - because every woman is unique!

It is also important to remember that every body is different and what works for one person may not necessarily work for another. It can be helpful to experiment with different products and habits to discover what works best for your body.

Finally, it is vital to mention that it is important to seek medical advice for menstrual symptoms that are severe or that persist for a long time.

In conclusion, menstrual complaints can be a difficult and painful problem, but it is possible to support a healthy menstrual cycle using natural remedies, healthy habits and medical treatment if necessary.

Self-care in style: create your own luxury Health Spa Experience at home!

Here is a simple bath salts recipe that uses doTERRA oils Juniper Berry and Geranium. This bath salt recipe can be used to support the liver while relaxing in a soothing bath. It can be used as part of a general self-care routine to improve health and well-being.
Oh, you don't have a Bath? No worries, make the same recipe and also add 50ml of fractionated coconut oil: now you have a delicious scrub to use in the shower!

Ingredients:
200g epsom salt
100g baking powder
5 drops of doTERRA oil
5 drops of doTERRA oil

Instructions:
Mix the epsom salt and baking powder in a bowl.
Add the drops of Juniper Berry and Geranium oil to the salt mixture and mix well.
Store the mixture in an airtight jar.

Usage:
Fill the bath with warm water and add 100g cup of the bath salt mixture.
Stir the water to completely dissolve the salt.
Sit in the bath and enjoy the benefits of the oils and salt mixture for 20-30 minutes. Rinse yourself with clean water and pat your skin dry.

Juniper Berry and Geranium oils are both known for their supportive effects on the liver. Juniper Berry can help support the healthy detoxification function of the liver, while Geranium can help improve blood circulation and reduce stressful feelings.

It is important to note that this prescription is not intended to replace medical treatment or advice from a physician.

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