So, what does the ideal period actually look like?
When it comes to periods, our information may be relative to our own experiences or what we hear from friends and family. I’m here to share with you my idea of the ideal period!
First off, understand your bleed.
A light period can require less than 3 tampons/pads on your heaviest day. A heavy period might include changing every 1-2 hours on your heaviest day. Ideally, you would be changing every 3-4 hours!
Ideally, the blood should be dark or bright red. Pink or brown can indicate “Blood deficiency” or “stagnation” in TCM.
No, thank you, none for us!
Not that, either!
The cycle overall should be regular and around 26-30 days in length. The number of days of bleeding shouldn’t exceed 7 days.
Dizziness, nausea, chills and sweats? Let’s reduce these and make your bleed a more enjoyable time.
PMS symptoms? Although breast tenderness/distension, bloating, constipation, headaches, and mood sensitivity are common, we work to diminish these symptoms as much as possible.
Menstrual cycle symptoms can highly affect the quality of life, cutting into work, socialising, and home time.
Our goal is to reduce these symptoms and bring your cycle back to peak functioning.
So, where should you start?
Tracking your cycle is the best place to start when it comes to menstrual health. Using your phone calendar or a period tracking app can help us pick up on any irregularities in the length of your cycle or bleeding.