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Period and pelvic wellness, science, stories, and more.

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What is PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)?

I am 1 in 20.I am a clinical psychologist and I have a disability that impacts 1 in 20 individuals of reproductive age, yet most people have never heard of it. In fact, it’s a...

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What is PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)?
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The Four Phases of Your Menstrual Cycle

Tapping into your cycle is an invitation toward self-discovery and connection with self and others. Let’s dive into menstrual cycle literacy and give you the tools you need to chart the four phases of your menstrual cycle.
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Castor Packs: The Natural Way to Relieve Period Pain

Castor oil is a natural remedy that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of health problems. Recently, it has been gaining popularity as a way to reduce period pain, inflammation, and hormone...

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8 Natural Remedies for Menstrual Cramps from an Herbalist

I’ve had menstrual cramps ever since I started menstruating. Some months the cramps are light and barely noticeable, but other months they’re so bad I can hardly stand up. Like menstruators everywhere, I’ve had to...

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What is Endometriosis and How To Treat It

Endometriosis impacts approximately 1 in 10 (or 176 million women) during their lifetime. This number is most likely much higher, as it does not accurately account for transgender people, or those who struggle to get...

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The Connection Between Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Endometriosis

During my undergraduate degree, when I was researching and writing on the experiences of people navigating the health care system with chronic pain, one of the participants said something that stood out. When they were...

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What Is Chronic Pelvic Pain?

Chronic pain is defined as pain of a certain part of the body that lasts for 3 months or longer. Chronic pelvic pain in particular is associated with menstrual cycles and can manifest through a...

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4 Ways To Improve Your Chronic Period Pain

The dominant understanding of period pain is that it is a condition of the body. While accurate, this perception fails to address the very real and extensive mental, emotional, and physical implications that come with...

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Holistic and Integrative Approaches To Period Pain Relief

There is currently a substantial disconnect between western and holistic medical treatment when it comes to chronic pelvic pain management. Most medical professionals aren’t familiar with and so don’t recommend natural options for menstrual pain...

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Latest Online Resources to Learn about Period Pain Management

Throughout history, menstrual pain and the people that it impacts have been under researched and underserved. This has created a culture in which people who have menstrual pain are unable to effectively access the support...

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