Headaches and Periods: Is there a connection?
Even with the right lifestyle choices, headaches and migraines can strike when we least expect it, and surprisingly may just be a part of our monthly cycles. That doesn't mean that one must have to suffer in silence. There are many herbal plants and remedies that can be used to help our menstrual cycles to provide balance, relief, and ease of those bothersome headaches.
How Your Menstrual Cycle Affects Your Sleep and What You Can Do About It
Most people with menstrual cycles face problems during the pre menstrual period, enduring the struggles of PMS insomnia, and experiencing sleep issues just before their period. A ton of research has been conducted on the effects of menstrual cycles and sleep.
Our Bodies: An Intimate Look at Gender, Plant Medicine + Menstruation
Five Mexico City-based artists, activists, and educators joined Xula for this photo essay that provides an intimate look about how these individuals relate to plants, natural remedies, gender, and menstruation.
“It doesn’t exist” “It isn’t that serious” We’ve all likely heard many things about PMS, including countless myths about it. Ideas consistent with women and wombs meaning weakness or unworthiness have been embedded into societal discourse for centuries.
Don't Suffer in Silence: Endometriosis facts and support
Endometriosis is a condition that is too often understudied and overlooked, leading to March being named Endometriosis Awareness Month to...
This "Weed" is Used for Dream Divination and Period Pain Relief
So what do you call a weed that’s been used as a medicinal plant, culinary herb, acupuncture aid, and spirit tool for centuries? Mugwort has entered the chat. Mugwort is what’s referred to as a oneirogen, or oneirogenic herb because it has the ability to create or intensify dreamlike states of consciousness.
PMS and Cramps Are Not the Same
Riding the wave that is the menstrual cycle can get crazy. PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) ripple through the lives of people with wombs flooding them with mixed emotions and symptoms. If we understand the causes and differences, we can address our symptoms and adjust our environments to nurture our bodies.
Moon Time Brujas: A Guide to Mindful Menstrual Rituals
When it happens every month, let's stop the dread and celebrate this time. Blood can be fun! Here's 4 tried-and-true rituals for when you're on your period.