In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the study
of gynecology is a vast and detailed discipline help to shed light on the complex factors at play in female body.
We pay a great deal of attention to every detail of the menstrual cycle from the age of menarche (1st period), to the length of the cycle, to even the appearance and consistency of the menstrual blood (oh yes we do…). Menses is an extremely useful indicator of an individuals overall health, internal balance, potential fertility and even future menopause. So whatever your relationship to your period, moon, T.O.M., ladytime
(I like calling it shark week), know your menstruation
and you will know your health!
Here is an enlightening article from the Huffington Post
“The reality is that our menstrual cycle is extremely powerful and does impact the way we feel from one day to the next. It’s also true that we have heightened strengths during every phase of our cycle. Unfortunately, most of us don’t know about the intricacies of our cycle and how to really capitalize on these strengths because from the time we hit puberty we’re given very little information about it. Why? Because there is a long-standing and deeply-rooted taboo around the subject of menstruation.”
For the article in its entirety: