Women’s health refers to the health of women, which differs from that of men in many unique ways. Historically seen as women’s reproductive health, the broader definition used today is better expressed as “the health of women” and covers:
- The female cycle
- Reproductive health including pregnancy & childbirth
- Birth control and gynaecology
- Cancers specific to women such as breast cancer, ovariancancer and other female cancers
- Menopause and hormone management
- Sexual health
- Mental health
The Female Cycle
The female cycle plays a major role in women’s physical and mental / emotional health that has to date been largely ignored in Western cultures and is an area that our practitioners at Seed are specifically keen to highlight.
Women are cyclical beings with a biology that changes daily, weekly and monthly and with distinct emotional, physical and hormonal seasons of life.
The modern world has evolved around the 24-hour rhythm that syncs perfectly with our circadian rhythm, the body’s innate timekeeper that is experienced by both men and women. However, women also have a second cycle called the infradian rhythm, a 28-day cycle that regulates the menstrual cycle.
The infradian rhythm, also referred to as the body’s ‘second clock’, powerfully affects different systems of the body whether she is still physically cycling or not, including the brain, metabolism, the immune system, microbiome (gut health), the stress response system and the reproductive system.
As a woman, connecting with your natural cycle, also called Menstrual Cycle Awareness or ‘MCA’, gives you a deeper understanding of how to work more in alignment with your physiological hormonal shifts so you are happier and more balanced mentally / emotionally, physically and energetically.
Seed’s practitioners specialising in women’s health include:
Women’s Health Practitioner / Cyclical Living Mentor – Adele Wimsett
Specialising in the female cycle and providing support, information, tools and advice to help you to connect to / honour your own inner rhythm for better health and wellbeing.
Naturopathy for Women’s Health Concerns – Emma Burwash
Offering herbs, supplements and other tools to support your health, boost your immunity, treat illness and remain optimal throughout the various changes of life.
Women’s Health & Movement Coach / Core Restore – Vicki Causer
Helping to empower women of all ages to feel strong, confident and happy in their own bodies; offering support on pregnancy fitness, post-natal recovery, pelvic floor strength training, returning to fitness and the menopause (peri through to post).
Functional GP – Ashvy Bhardwaj
Looking at a patient from a more holistic perspective to discover and address the root cause of illness rather than just treating the symptoms.
Nutritional Therapy for Women’s Health – Kristina Carmen / Ashvy Bhardwaj
Guiding you on the right foods to support you through the various cycles of life, boosting energy, vitality, clarity and mood, regulating hormones & retaining a healthy weight.
Pilates for Pre & Post-Natal Care – Alice Milner
Classes are specially designed to support and improve weak core, weak pelvic floor, back pain, insomnia, diastasis (tummy separation), pelvic pain (SPD / PGP) and sciatica
Yoga for Women / Pregnancy Yoga / Mum & Baby Yoga – Viv Campbell
To improve sleep, reduce stress or anxiety, increase strength of muscles needed for childbirth, aid lower back pain, help establish good breathing practices useful for labour, help you relax & connect with your baby, while building up strength & stamina AND easing pains & tension in the post-natal body.
Mental Health, Mindset & Wellbeing Counselling – Helen Evans
Helping you to navigate through the changing physical and psychological seasons of life and approach things in a more positive and productive way.
Find more out about the link between a woman’s cycle and their mental health here: https://yoppie.com/menstrual-cycles-mental-health