Menstruation Rituals?

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Post by forgotten oceans » Thu Oct 13, 2005 4:54 pm

Thanks C.H.L. I'll check out the reference. :-D I have experience with the shot, my oldest sister used the shot and still ended up preggers. The pill I was on was a low dose type called Nordette with 7 placebos. I was like 16 when my parents put me on the pill, so I didn't really start asking questions and researching about it until about 18, I had no idea how bad the side effects could be when you get older!!! It is a possible and probable cancer causer if taken for long periods of time. It can also make pregnancy more difficult in the future. Cancer runs in both sides of my family, so does diabetes, so I try to be careful about this sorta thing, you know, eat right, exercise, stay away from heavy chemicals, NOT make anthrax in my bath tub :lol: My doc's ok, he's been the family doctor for years, he's in his mid 40's so it's not like he's fresh from med school, but still, I worry, doctors aren't right all the time, and I tend to worry alot when it comes to my fuzzy parts. The reproductive system is one of those few organs that I've never heard about transplants for, so if you lose it, it's just gone, unless any one out there has heard of ovary donors or uterus replacements?

Wow FyreGarnet, no sex? I'm not a sexaholic or anything, but none at all? Wow, I commend you, it's pretty cool that you have that kind of will power. I've only shared 'the deepness of my well' with 3 and haven't regretted it, but I'm really really picky, and so I should be! More women should be more picky about who they share 'love sugar' with!

I honestly think guys have it about equal with women when it comes to reproductive problems, they have testicles. The tiniest thump and they're on the ground crying. Plus they have testosterone, and that alone makes you do stupid things, not to mention the ego problems. How many of us DON'T have stories to tell about guy friends, brothers, and dads that have done stupid stuff because of their manliness? Yah, thought so. I'm not saying that women don't do stupid stuff too, but when was the last time someone got hurt from watching chick flicks, crying, and eating ice cream all night long? Womens stupid stuff usually doesn't end with a trip to the hospital. So I think the whole yin yang balance thing comes in to play here, they have testicles, we have periods, it's close to fair.
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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:40 pm

Yes, but when was the last time you saw a man give birth, or anything remotely close to it??? At least it was sort of fair when men went off and fought, although myself I would rather fight in the old battles than give birth any day. Now... well, women and men are equal in the workplace, although women get paid less and are expected to work harder (as has been my experience. Not ranting on men, but on social inequalities that make me angry).
But I promised I would put up some herbs, and here I go (remember they are taken from Prescription for Herbal Healing by Phyllis A. Balch) :

Abnormally heavy periods (over 80ml blood lost) is called menorrhagia.
Herbs for excessive bleeding:
Agrimony tea, 1tsp in 1 cup water 3 times daily is a traditional chinese remedy for heavy menstruation
cinnamon oil, 15-30 drops in 1/4 cup water up to 3 times daily stimulates blood flow out of the uterus. Stops heavy periods and abnormal bleeding.
Shepherd's Purse tincture, 1 1/2-2 tsp in 1/4 cup water 3 times daily for 3 months stops excessive bleeding.

For normal-lengthed menstrual flow:
Blue Cohosh tablets, 250mg 3times daily shortens long periods but increases menstrual flow
Dan Shen tea prepared by steeping 2tsp in 1 cup water, take one cup 3x daily for 3 months restores periods after amenorrhea (absense of periods)
Morinda tea, 1tsp in 1 cup water taken 3x daily restores normal periods and corrects urinary incontinence
vitex tablets 250-500mg daily, use during last 14 days of cycle for 3-4 months lenthens short periods but decreases mentrual flow.

The Four-Substance Decoction is a traditional herbal formula that regulates blood flow to relieve either heavy periods or lack of periods. Most useful if symptoms include fatigue.

For PAIN (for all girls here now):
Amaranth tea 1tbsp in 1 cup water taken 3x daily relieves menstrual pain (also called niu xi or tu niu xi)
Dong Quai - Angelica Sinensis extract tablets, 250-500mg daily, use during first 14 days of cycle for 3-4 months regulates mentrual function.
Augmented Rambling Powder a traditional chinese herbal formula that treats menstrual pain with tenderness in the breasts and lower abdomen, irritability, edema, headache, and digestive disturbances at the beginning of the period
Cinnamon Twig and Poria Pill a traditional chinese herbal formula taht stops sharp, severe pain with discharge of clotted blood.

Recommendations: eat the right kind of fats. The prostaglandin imbalances taht cause both menstrual pain and heavy periods result from an imbalance in the types of fat in the diet. In modern Western diet, there is a deficiency of omega-3 essential fatty acids, substances that promote healing and calm inflammation. These fatty acids are highly concentrated in flaxseed and flaxseed oil, and are more available if the diet contains less animal fat. They should be taken daily for a period of 3-4 months.

Take from 500-1,000mg of vitamin C 3x daily. This vitamin helps to stabalize fragile capillaries that may break and bleed, causing heavy menstrual bleeding

Cautions:
Do not use agrimony for more than 2 weeks in any month
Do not use amaranth if you are trying to become pregnant
Different forms of Dong Quai have different effects on the uterus. Be sure to use the form specified.
Do not take Blue Cohosh if you have excessive menstrual bleeding
Vitex has been known to stimulate the release of multiple eggs from the ovary, potentially resulting in mutiple births. If you do not with to become pregnant, use reliable birth control while taking this herb.
Do not useAugmented Rambling Powder if you are trying to become pregnant.

Also, the pill has a lot of good things about it, as long as you go for PAPs often and do not smoke. I would rather be natural and free of the damn things, but I do not smoke and although I am at a huge risk for ovarian and cervical cancer, as long as I get checked up often, I am all right.

One cannot transplant reproductive organs, but adoption is always an option if you can't get pregnant ^_^
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Post by forgotten oceans » Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:30 pm

YAY!!! Crazy Healer Lady!!! My Heroess!!!! And yay for copy and paste!! I have added a couple to my herb list!

I agree, battles with swords and axes and missing limbs are a lot easier then kids! Children cost on average half a million dollars or more!!!! And that's just one! Prosthetic limbs are WAY cheaper and they never argue, get into trouble, steal your car for a night, dig through your stuff, wow, missing a leg doesn't sound too bad if you think about it.... :lol:

You know, I really think people should adopt more, but I also think it should be easier to adopt as well. Now in days it's so hard for you to just say 'Ok, lets go adopt a child.' One would think with all the hundreds of children that need good homes and families that it wouldn't be so difficult. I can understand CPS wanting to make sure the child is well taken care of and that everything is ship shape, but I think it's a little extreme, all the miles of red tape and the waiting list. It makes me sad :-( I know there are plenty of people who would love to adopt, but from what I hear you have to be almost perfect.

I really dislike PAP's *cringe* the dreaded PAP, dun dund dunnnnn The only way it's worse is when your doc tries to make small talk to help relieve the tension. 'Sooooo, how's school?' 'Hey, doc? don't poke at that, thanks.' 'You know, your plumbing's crooked, right?' 'I know, you said the same thing last time, just leave it alone.' :lol: heheheh

I'm glad to hear that you don't smoke, I don't think smoking should be legal unless it's like Indian tobacco. All of the chemicals tobacco companies put in ciggs is just crazy! Have you noticed most people who work for tobacco companies don't smoke, that should tell people something right there!! Oh well, and the march of the white death goes on. Has any one heard some of the stories from grand parents and great grand parents about how during the war the gov. actually paid soldiers with ciggs? Well, that and chocolate.
Thanks for the help everybody, I shall go a shopping next week.
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Post by Wbdsgnr1 » Sun Oct 16, 2005 2:51 pm

yay we are back to this discussion are we?

Well guess who is STILL living happily without one of those pesky monthly periods!?!??!? I AM!!! hahahaha, sorry...... =D> #-o =D> #-o


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Post by morgana » Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:13 pm

Laugh it up Wbds, you'll have one big, very long one after the baby is born, lol. Or at least this is what I'm told...
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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Sun Oct 16, 2005 6:33 pm

Not like one big one... Except cramp-wise
as long as you have the epideral, it's like, urm, doing sit-ups O_O Without one, it's like having your insides ripped apart.

Good luck to you Wbdsgnr1!! It will be the best thing to happen to you, once you hold that purple little worm in your arms ^_^ My sister's birth is my happiest memory.
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Post by Artemisblessed » Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:00 am

sprry i'm so late...great ideas, all of you. CHL, i'm putting those into my BoS, thank you so very much. =D> you have spared me months of aggrivation.

as for me, my period is like a bell-curve. it gives me like a warning drop and then is heavy. then towards the end, it's light again. i have a six day one too. i guess i'm one of those Golden Women who can nearly ignore their periods...

EXCEPT THE CRAMPS...

oh, man, even when it doesn't hurt all that bad it makes you feel like you uterus is trying to contract in on itself, doesn't it?
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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:21 pm

I have a WONDERFUL remedy for cramps!!

For those who doubt the power of visualization, watch What the Bleep Do We Know. :lol: *waves hands* WoooooOOOOOOOOOoooooo

It sounds so strange, but visualizing your lower belly - everything, every cell, every "naughty" bit - filled, completely saturated with white light. Check for areas that seem "dark."

I know it is so strange but it works. Pain-free and moodswing-free menstruation for months, here!!!

The idea behind this is that the reason for painful cramps is all the shame we put on our reproductive organs. It takes a while to get the benefits, and it's recommended that you do this even when you are not experiencing cramps to prevent them.

The more you do it, the better it works.
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Post by Artemisblessed » Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:44 pm

so, you're saying that the reason we get cramps is because on some level, we are ashamed of our genitals? :thinks about it:

doesn't sound like much of a stretch.
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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:31 pm

I forget the name of him, but a doctor from India practicing in USA said he blames the incredibly high rate of feminine disorders - ovarian cancer, bad bad cramps, fertility problems - on our overwhelming sense of shame.

What the Bleep makes this make perfect sense. Hurray for ever-evolving quantum physics
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Post by Willow » Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:36 pm

I find a hot water bottle helps too....
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Post by VoudunLady25 » Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:51 pm

That's odd. I'm not ashamed of menstruation or my genitals, but I still get horrible cramps. I have to take Anaprox pills for them.

I've been thinking whether I should take painkillers or use natural remedies. I can't go through that pain anymore but then again I don't want to be dependent on something that I could get possibly addicted to..... :-?
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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:20 am

:lol: There are never any set rules!! There will always be someone different. Which is irritating, in my line of work, but incredible at the same time. I just wish I could dispense healings and answers for everyone and everything, and BOOM! they'd be healed.

Have you tried the light thing?

In leiu of the light thing, working on the sacral chakra helps quite a bit. Visualizing it in good health, wearing orange, moonstone, etc. Or you could put a hand over where you have cramps and on the back as well and channel energy between them (not hard... just imagine and try to feel like you are connecting your two hands, if this works for you). Try making it feel white or any other colour you feel is beneficial (although generally speaking white and orange are probably the best)
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Post by Artemisblessed » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:09 pm

that's pretty awesome...
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Post by Willow » Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:04 am

Don't Worry VL, I am not ashamed either but I got killer cramps that is why I went on the pill. Like I siad though, hot water bottles and exercise the week before your period do amazing things.

And as for Paps, try laughing and telling jokes, it is the easiest way to relax, I have some very funny (read?:embarrassing) pap stories too.

Best one I heard, a girl was incredibly nervous about her pap. My friend who was a doctor was trying o talk and calm her down. After inserting the speculum the doctor said: "OK, I am going to swab you now" and she looked down to open the swab wrapper.

The noise caused the girl to tense up so fast that she actually shot the speculum out and hit the doctor between the eyes breaking her glasses. The doctor required stitches in her forehead from he metal speculum.

While I feel for this girl, this story always makes me feel better as nothing could ever do would ever be that embarrassing. And I will admit, I laugh at embarrassing things. Anyway, the doctor now tries to sit further from her patients and has her swabs open in advance.
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