After years of suffering from PMS, I have finally found some relief doing Seed Cycling. The relief came after my thyroid surgery. Because my body had been out of whack I was referred to a Naturopathic physician. After my first consultation with Dr. Cucchiara, she introduced me to seed cycling. Instead of being skeptical I dived right into it because during my menstrual I lived on ibuprofen and in fear that the pain would be so bad I wouldn’t be able to get out of bed. I also had so many embarrassing moments because of heavy periods I sometimes would stay home until the 3rd or 4th day.
At first, it was difficult to get into the groove of seed cycling because I was also taking other supplements. But then I would think about the joy of not having all those awful PMS symptoms and get right back on track. Dr. Cucchiara gave me this great handout and the first thing that stuck out was the link between the menstrual and lunar cycles. On my journey to healthy, I am constantly reminded of how our body chemistry is connected to the earth.
Finding Some Relief
The first 14 days of the lunar cycle is when we menstruate and the last 15 days is linked to ovulation. The first month I did cycling I didn’t have any changes, but now that I am a few months in I can tell the difference. Instead of having menstrual cramps for most of my period I am now down to one day, so I still have to take ibuprofen just not as much as before. My cycle is also much lighter, which alleviates the stress of thinking I would have another embarrassing moment. I am not going to lie it would probably be better if I did it each day, but due to other stresses, I sometimes do forget to cycle. So, for my next period, I am definitely going to cycle correctly because the benefits are less PMS.
For those of you who are not sure about seed cycling or confused on how to do it, I created the infographic below. Please feel free to share with anyone who is in need of some relief.