The Fifth Vital Sign: a grassroots movement toward menstrual cycle literacy. "Their mission is to use education as preventative care, encouraging individuals to make informed choices about their health. They hope that by spreading free, reproductive health information in a fair, non-judgmental manner, we will all feel more secure, safe, and alive in our bodies."
Chinese medicine has been focusing on our menstrual cycles as a major piece to the health puzzle for centuries. Coined by a dear friend of mine that was struggling with an irregular cycle, I like to call all acupuncturists and Eastern Medicine docs "womb wizards". We have so many tools to help support a natural, healthy cycle. Even if you want to stay on a birth control method that suppresses or changes your natural cycle, there is so much that we can do to help your body regulate as much as it can so that you can have a connection to this vital sign regardless of your method.
It's so great to see a movement like this getting the attention it deserves! Check out their website for more information! #MenstruationMatters