August 22, 2023

The Illusion of Knowledge in Menstrual Health

Step into a world where power is not found in knowledge alone. In this article, we unravel the misconceptions surrounding the belief that mere understanding can banish the pain and troubles of menstrual disorders. While knowledge is essential, it's time to acknowledge its limitations and explore a path towards true healing and empowerment. Join us as we delve into the depths of the menstrual cycle.

The Fallacy of Knowledge as Power

"Beware the false promises woven into the fabric of knowledge..." Memorizing the intricate names and symptoms of menstrual disorders does not grant us immunity from their clutches. Instead, it can leave us trapped in a cycle of temporary relief and fleeting hope, desperately seeking solace in a world of constant pain and, because there is "no medical cure" believing that the best we can do is tolerate the pain.

The Limitations of Seeking Validation and Diagnosis

A journey littered with sterile exam rooms and countless tests can lead us astray. While seeking validation for our pain is important, let us not forget that diagnosis alone does not hold the key to lasting relief. Relying on prescription medications or birth control may provide a temporary respite, but the true path to liberation lies in addressing the underlying causes which are directly connected to nurturing our sacred feminine essence.

Treating the Cause, Not the Symptoms

Strive for more than appeasing the symptoms that plague us. Our bodies whisper clues to a deeper truth, longing for us to listen and understand. By unraveling the root causes of our menstrual disorders, we can embark on a journey of true healing and empowerment. Let us surrender to the wisdom of our bodies, becoming attuned to their natural flow and rhythm.

Enough with the illusion of knowledge as a panacea for our menstrual woes. It's time to awaken the empowered woman within (who knows there has to be a better way), daring to embrace a new paradigm of menstrual care. By shifting our focus from mere symptom management to understanding and addressing the root causes, we can pave the way towards a life filled with joy, bliss, and unshakable power. Join us as we transcend the boundaries of convention and embark on a sumptuous journey towards period liberation.

Lack of Cure for Menstrual Disorders

When it comes to menstrual disorders such as cramps, menstrual migraines, and irregular periods, the medical profession often claims that there is no cure. Many women have been led to believe that they must simply endure these symptoms month after month, with no hope for relief. But is this really the case?

It is true that traditional treatments such as birth control pills can provide some temporary relief by regulating menstrual symptoms. However, these methods often fail to address the underlying issues causing the disorders. They merely mask the symptoms without truly resolving the root causes.

Here at Steady + Free, I invite you to consider a different approach. Treating symptoms alone cannot facilitate a pain-free and empowered life. It is time to break free from the cycle of temporary relief and seek lasting solutions.

I understand this struggle all too well. For years, I battled debilitating pain and within months of starting my period received an early diagnosis of endometriosis. I tried countless medications and treatments, but nothing provided the long-term relief I craved. It was only when I shifted my perspective and embraced a holistic approach that true healing began. NOTE: "Holistic" here at Steady + Free does not mean supplements, herbs, hormone therapy, gut therapy, functional medicine, etc. It does mean addressing all four bodies that make up the whole self: the Intuitive, Emotional, Physical, and Mental Bodies. 

It is not about fighting against our bodies, but rather working with them. The key lies in listening to the wisdom of our own bodies and aligning ourselves with the natural flow of our menstrual cycles.

As we delve deeper into this article, we will discover the true path to menstrual empowerment and pain-free living. You deserve to live your life to the fullest, and it all begins with understanding and embracing the power of your periods.


The Fierce Gentleness™ Framework to shift to pain-free, PMS-free, consistent Menstrual Cycles

Embracing a New Perspective on Menstrual Cycles

I invite you to embark on a new perspective when it comes to working with your menstrual cycles. Instead of focusing solely on treating individual symptoms, it's time to embrace a holistic approach that addresses the root causes of menstrual pain and discomfort. It starts with looking as your womb as "perfect" and looking at the way you're living as not-best-practices when it comes to womb care. 

Throughout my own journey, I discovered that simply treating symptoms was not enough to end my own period pain. In fact, relying solely on painkillers and hormonal medication often led to more harm in the long run. It became clear to me that there had to be a deeper and more sustainable solution.

Through my own experience of overcoming debilitating pain and endometriosis, I developed a unique approach that goes beyond symptom management. This approach is centered on understanding and embracing the perfection of our uterus (even the ones that cause us so much pain during the Menstrual Phase) and the consistent rhythm of our Four Menstrual Phases.

Rather than viewing the Four Menstrual Phases as burdens or inconveniences that hold us back from living on a 24-hour consistency, we can choose to see them as sources of empowerment and self-discovery that inform our 28-day consistency. Our menstrual cycles offer us a wealth of knowledge and opportunities for holistic growth.

By listening to the signals of our bodies and aligning with the natural flow of our menstrual cycles and the Four Menstrual Phases, we can tap into a profound sense of wisdom and intuition. This may involve incorporating practices such as tracking our cycles, practicing self-care during menstruation through increased rest, and embracing rituals that honor the sacredness of this time.

While this approach may seem unconventional in a world that often dismisses or stigmatizes menstruation, it has helped countless individuals reclaim their power and live pain-free lives. By shifting our perspective and embracing our menstrual cycles, we can tap into an abundant source of vitality, creativity, and joy--and actually live longer lives.

Embracing the Empowered Approach

Rather than getting lost in the noise of biological processes and hormonal effects, I encourage you to focus on your own experience. Trust your body's innate intelligence and its ability to guide you towards balance and harmony. It's about creating a deeper connection with yourself and embracing the power that lies within.

Treating the cause of menstrual disorders goes beyond temporary fixes. It requires a holistic approach that considers physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of well-being. By addressing the root causes, we can experience true healing and transformation.

Listening to the Womb's Whispers--How We Might Actually Be Encouraging Period Problems instead of Ending Period Problems

Our bodies hold incredible wisdom, and the womb is no exception. The menstrual cycle is a cyclical dance, a rhythm that our bodies inherently know. By listening to the whispers of our womb, we can uncover valuable insights and guidance on our journey towards empowered menstrual health.

The womb communicates with us through various signals and sensations throughout our cycle. It may send gentle cramps or twinges during ovulation, signaling fertility and the potential for new beginnings. It may also whisper a message of rest and reflection during menstruation, urging us to slow down and honor our bodies' need for rejuvenation.

Aligning with the Natural Flow

In our fast-paced society, we often ignore or suppress the messages from our bodies, including those from our womb. Instead of aligning with the natural flow of our menstrual cycle, we try to force our bodies to conform to societal expectations and norms. This disconnect can lead to menstrual disorders and a sense of disempowerment.

To embrace the wisdom of the womb, we must first create space to listen. This may involve carving out time for self-reflection, journaling, simply finding moments of stillness in our daily lives, or joining a community where we are encouraged to learn to listen and treat our body as it requires. By attuning ourselves to the subtle messages of our bodies, we can begin to understand the root causes of our menstrual disorders and make conscious choices to restore balance and harmony.

Nurturing the Womb

Just as we nurture our minds and souls, it is essential to nurture our wombs. This involves practicing self-care rituals that honor our bodies and their innate wisdom in the distinct ways that the Four Menstrual Phases compel. In the Luteal Phase we can engage in gentle exercises like yoga or tai chi that promote circulation and connection with our pelvic region. Or, in the Follicular Phase we can nourish ourselves with nutrient-dense foods that support hormonal balance but also require a lot of energy from the body for digestion.

Beyond physical care, nurturing the womb also involves creating a supportive and loving environment for ourselves. Surrounding ourselves with positive influences, engaging in phase-specific practices like task-batching in the workplace, and seeking out like-minded communities can provide the emotional and mental support needed to navigate the myriad ebbs/flows that happen in all four of the bodies that make up the whole self. 


Embracing the Wisdom of the Cycle

Rediscovering the Power Within

1. Unleashing Your Inner Empress

Imagine yourself as the ruler of your own menstrual empire, where pain-free periods, balanced emotions, and vibrant energy are the norm. By understanding and embracing the consistent rhythm of your menstrual cycle, you can tap into your inner empress and create a life of luxurious abundance.

2. Listening to Your Body's Messages

Your body has an innate intelligence, constantly communicating with you through the language of sensations and emotions. By listening and responding to these messages, you can uncover the root causes of your menstrual disorders and address them with compassion and understanding.

3. Nurturing Self-Care Rituals

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, self-care often takes a backseat. However, by prioritizing your well-being during your menstrual cycle, you can create a sacred space for nurturing and healing that looks ENTIRELY different in each Menstrual Phase. Whether it's indulging in a peloton workout in Follicular Phase, a warm bath in Menstrual Phase, practicing a Yang/Yin yoga class in the Follicular-to-Ovulation-to-Luteal Phase, or savoring rich foods in Luteal Phase, radical self-care is not limited to a spa day and knowing which ones to do when can nourish your uterus to menstrual balance and empower you.

4. Embracing the Ebb and Flow

Your menstrual cycle is a reflection of the natural ebb and flow of life itself. By embracing the cyclical nature of your body, you can honor the different phases of your menstrual cycle and adjust your activities and energy accordingly. Most of us mourn the roughly five days when our body's physiology was most similar to that of people born without a uterus, but there is so much power contained in the other 23 days of the cycle. A connection with your body's wisdom allows you to flow effortlessly through each phase, experiencing a renewed sense of purpose and creativity four times over the course of the cycle.

Ready to unlock the infinite potential your period holds, gorgeous? Join our tribe of empowered women and discover the lavish path to overcoming your period problems. Say goodbye to discomfort and hello to a life of pure elegance. Embrace your journey with us and let your period become the catalyst for your divine transformation. The time for empowerment is now, darling. Take a leap towards the luxurious life you deserve by clicking here. Embrace your period like the empress you truly are!

It is clear that relying solely on knowledge when it comes to menstrual health is a fallacy. While understanding the mechanics and complications of the menstrual cycle is important, it does not provide long-term solutions or true healing. Seeking validation and diagnosis may offer temporary relief but does not address the underlying causes. Instead of focusing on symptom management, it is crucial to treat the root causes of menstrual disorders. By shifting our perspective and embracing a new approach, we can move towards a state of menstrual order and reclaim our true selves. Let us embark on this journey towards joy, space, and grace in our menstrual health, and discover the power and potential that lies within us as empowered women.

About the Author Christine-Marie Quigless

Christine Marie Quigless, developed a pragmatically driven, zero-substance, which = zero-risk, solution, to eradicate pain, PMS, and symptoms of Graduated Period Problems through her proprietary system, Fierce Gentleness™ . The results of her work on herself (She is Case Study 3: endometriosis diagnosis, ovary removal, debilitating cramps, extremely volatile PMS) and her clients prove that the womb is not broken, just out of balance, so we balance it and up-level our lives in the process. Once we leverage the power of our periods, they become our unfair advantage in every facet of our lives--living our way into multi-purpose-driven lives and cultivating resilience in the process starts (literally) within.

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