• Melanie Snell

Here’s a question for the ladies,


Do you have to take painkillers during your period because if not you cannot function properly?

Or/and do you have to change your tampon/cup/pad every hour because if not it could get bloody messy🩸??

Maybe yes to both? Maybe not? Maybe sometimes?🤷‍♀️

But when you have reached out for help you’ve gotten offered basically 2 things to “help” make your periods more doable:

1️⃣ Painkillers

2️⃣Birth control pill [BCP]

The truth is, that both of those options do not HELP fix what’s really going on. You see BCP and NSAIDs aka painkillers💊 like ibuprofen and naproxen are known to block ovulation. When you don’t ovulate, then you don’t produce progesterone.

When you don’t produce progesterone then you’re way more likely to experience period pain and heavy bleeding🩸🩸🩸 because you are producing enough/excess estrogen to build up your uterine lining that at some point needs to shed.

So when you take any of those things: NSAIDs and BCP you’re actually just masking what’s actually going on instead of fixing it.🤦‍♀️


When we address gut/ liver health, blood sugar management, and dealing with your cortisol levels with stress management tactics which include acupuncture, yoga, weight lifting, changing daily life patterns you start to feel why it’s important to look after your mind, body and soul for your period.

Want to learn more? Book in today for 'acupuncture with nutrition' at the clinic here in Charlottetown, PEI and I also do virtual consultations with nutrition and lifestyle from anywhere in the world!

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