The menstrual phase of a woman’s monthly cycle is the first week of your cycle, with day 1 being the first day of bleeding. On average, a woman’s cycle lasts for 4-5 days but it can last longer. Let us dive deeper to have a better understanding about this phase cycle as explained by the best Ballarat naturopaths near me.

During this time, you will lose 10-100mL as the lining of your womb is shed via your vagina. This flow of blood also helps to cleanse both womb and vagina. You may experience cramps during this time; there are two main types:

  • Spasmodic: typically caused by prostaglandins, which impact muscle tension.
  • Congestive: caused by the body retaining fluid and salt.

As your body makes a wide variety of hormones that influence the menstrual cycle, it is important to remember that these hormones are highly sensitive. They will respond to what you eat and the amount of different nutrients your body has available. Deficiencies can lead to symptoms of PMS and cramping.

Emotional & Psychological Energies

At the same time – in the first week – as all these physical steps of your menstrual cycle are taking place, there are also emotional and psychological cycles. These are mental stages that you go through currently. It can be helpful to be familiar with them as knowing where you are mentally helps you to grow.

This is considered the death-rebirth phase. Here you can find yourself considering where you are in life. It can be a good time to review and see what you may want to change.

Letting go of things that no longer serve you can help you make the changes that you want to see in your life. You may find that your focus is drawn inward at this time. It can also be a time where you want to be alone, or at least ‘away’ from your normal life.

Seasonal Progression during Menstrual Phase

Rather than keeping that desire to be alone leashed – where it may still cause you to lash out at people – look instead at how you can move forward.

Spend this time preparing and planting seeds for the future. Consider what you are wanting to do, where you are wanting to grow; then – ‘plant those seeds’.

This is a time of potential, of rebirth, and of new beginnings.

Winter is ending and the beginning of Spring has arrived.

What will you grow?

Hope you like this article written by the best Ballarat naturopaths explaining how does the menstrual phase of our women’s cycle affects us. And if you want to read more like this, check these posts about women’s health and pregnancy-related issues prepared by the best Bendigo and Ballarat naturopaths near me.

Katherine Knott

Katherine is a certified naturopath and the founding director of Acorn and Oak.   She began studying Naturopathy when she was 18 years old and has practiced in both Melbourne and rural Victoria.  She has also studied 2 1/2 years of nursing and midwifery, but decided that she was happier to work with women as […]

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Nicki Stewart

Nicki has always been drawn to Holistic Health and she follows in her mother’s footsteps who is a Reflexologist and Natural Therapist. Nicki was inspired to study Herbal Medicine after attending one of Dr. Sandi Rogers’ (Naturopath, Director of National College of Traditional Medicine and former President of Australian Traditional Medicine Society) seminars on ‘Fruits […]

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Alyce Beaton

Alyce is qualified naturopath in Ballarat who loves supporting people on their health journey. Alyce believes optimising and restoring health first and foremost begins with food as medicine and creating healthy lifestyle habits. She is passionate about providing a safe, non judgement environment and endeavours to support her clients with strategies they can implement into […]

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