Many myths and legends attribute magical powers to the moon.
And, I think that you would have to agree that, the sight of the beautiful luminous moon in our sky at night is indeed "magical".
Also, for thousands of years and throughout many cultures and nations, the moon has been linked to fertility, reproduction and growth. Consequently, the planting of seeds and harvesting of crops were carried out at the phase of the moon considered most favourable for these activities.
Today, it is well known and accepted that the moon influences the ebb and flow of the ocean. Whilst, modern research has proved that the various phases of the moon do in fact affect the germination and growth process of seeds and plants. Yet, in our modern world we have become increasingly disconnected from the natural cycles of the sun, moon and seasons. As well as with our body's own natural cyclic rhythms and interrelationship with these greater planetary cycles.
Ancient cultures throughout the w
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Many women experience pain just before and /or with the onset of their period (dysmenorrhea). The pain can range from mild discomfort to debilitating pain. This could be felt as an ache and dullness in the lower abdomen and also in the lower back region. The aching and heaviness may also extend down into the groin and thighs. This can be accompanied with episodes of spasmodic cramping and for some women they can literally be doubled up in pain.
Although pain associated with menstrual blood flow is common, this does not make it normal. Unfortunately, the trend and message has been that it is just part of being a women and something you just have to learn to live with. Not so, any pain is a sign that something is out of balance and period pain is no different from any other type of pain in this regard.
Natural approaches to treating period pain such as dietary and lifestyle changes and the use of herbs are very effective in reduci