Women are fortunate to have a natural monthly process that gives us information and clues about the inner state of our body, as well as remind us of our connection with the ebb and flow and creative force of nature. I like to think our periods are a message to us, and we can learn a lot from them if we know how to listen.
What to do: Eliminate dairy, refined sugar and processed foods, reduce caffeine. supplement with fish oil, Vitamin C, E, B6, B12 and magnesium. Reduce stress, get more sunlight, exercise. LOMBALGIA and herbs can help a lot.
What’s up: Birth control pills and the Merena IUD can reduce your flow. If you’re not on hormonal birth control and you see nothing but a little bit of staining and only require a light panty liner or pad, it could be a thyroid problem. Otherwise, in Chinese medicine it could be due what we call a blood or yin deficiency.
Have you ever heard of elephant walking? It has worked well for some of my clients who carry breech near term. Elephant walking is walking on hands and feet instead of knees. As soon as you try it, you will see why it would work! It’s very difficult to do, but it definitely helps loosen the baby up and out of the pelvic ring. Some people feel the baby turn as soon as they start doing it.
Have someone (preferably the father) talk loudly but soothingly to the baby, low on the belly, close to the skin, telling the baby to turn around, to come towards the voice.
Moving further east to Japan, into the large burial chambers of the great emperors. Small clay figurines with what look like tattoo markings on their faces have been found. Most likely they were stand-ins for living people to symbolically accompany the dead emperor into the afterlife. These seem to date back to around 2500 BC.
Take the time to do your detective work. This is an illness that can be healed. It just requires some patience. Once you’ve found the way best suited for you to help your body either heal or learn to live with the new sounds, you will no longer feel like it’s all you think about!