Paula Hillard, M.D., professor of obstetrics & gynaecology and pediatrics at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine, said:
The menstrual cycle is a window into the general health and well-being of women, and not just a reproductive event.
It can indicate the status of bone health, heart disease, and ovarian failure, as well as long-term fertility.
In order for a woman to say that she is a healthy individual, she needs to have a healthy menstrual cycle. Your menstrual cycle holds the key to exactly what is going on in your body. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that it’s fine to have PMS, no periods, periods for longer than seven days, or migraines on a regular basis. That is not healthy!
Severe premenstrual symptoms: Heavy bleeding, menstrual cramps, irregular menstruation, endometriosis, fibroids and other menstrual cycle difficulties are all signs that your body needs help.
Hormone imbalance: Nutritional deficiencies, drugs (synthetic hormones, painkillers, nicotine) that deplete body nutrients, allergies, immunological problems and other influences can play a part in menstrual cycle symptoms and affect your reproductive and overall health.
Consultation with a Justisse Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner (HRHP) can help you monitor and address your menstrual cycle concerns and understand how they are related to your overall health.
The Justisse Method of charting provides a diagnostic tool that holds valuable information to what, when and how all your systems, hormones and processes are taking place in your body, revealing how efficiently and effectively your body systems are working. Through the method of charting we can identify the whole problem and find a solution that will address the problem, thereby reducing your symptoms.
As a trained HRHP, I will help you on this journey to discover where your imbalances lie – imbalances that have resulted in a system that is no longer working in harmony. I will provide you with the emotional and physical support while guiding you on the right path to a system that can work efficiently and effectively again. Don’t just deal with the symptoms – I have a full solution for you. All of the above-mentioned conditions can be improved drastically when addressed naturally and holistically.
“It is pretty incredible how charting gives you such an intuitive understanding of your body. And how you can link everything back to your cycle!”
“My story starts like every lady in this world. The day arrives that your menstruation starts – something I like to call the “red Ferrari”. Since a young girl I use to dread that time of the month as I knew that I was not going to be myself for a while, bloated, in pain, moody… you know the drill. Each year the pain got worse – and I believed this to be normal. Why? Because the ladies I chatted to were experiencing something similar, either less or worse pain, but this seemed to be the norm.
Years went by and I met a loving man who I now call my hubby. We got married in our mid-thirties and it was time for us to start a family. The journey has been a rough one and definitely an emotional rollercoaster. I had been diagnosed with endometriosis level three on my first laparoscopy and level four on my latest one too. After the last operation, my gynaecologist and fertility specialists mentioned that I have a 1% falling pregnant and with my level of endometriosis I should not get my hopes up.
I lost hope and thought: “Why me?” I work with kids and all I wanted was to experience the joy of being pregnant, having a soul grow within me and a child to call mine.
With the level of my endometriosis I was advised to start with Visanne, a drug that would suppress my pain with endometriosis. Following my doctor’s recommendations I started the programme. Unfortunately there were side-effects that I experienced and at this stage I needed to weigh my odds: do I continue or is there an alternative?
My beauty therapist mentioned Butterfly Wings to me. Honestly, I was sceptical, especially after the ordeal that I had been through. I met with Claudia and after my first session and the use of many tissues, I can say that I walked away with some hope. Claudia is an angel send from heaven. She gave me guidance in changing my lifestyle habits and using natural pads (I honestly had no idea the impact that the normal pads had on my body and the effects!).
Watching my stress levels, the impact of these changes has been phenomenal. My menstruations are now normal, my pain has subsided and I can actually function normally and don’t need to be concerned that I will have pain for seven days. I am now down to a five day cycle with one day of pain. I have been given a new start to my life, the woman in me is smiling!
You never know – a baby could still be possible… there is hope!
To all the ladies out there, if you have lost hope with your fertility or are experiencing troubling menstruations I suggest you meet with Claudia – you will not be disappointed .Thank you, Claudia, for everything. Words can’t really express my emotions, you have made a big impact in my life.”