Like many women, I have life altering experiences in trying to have a pain free and normal monthly cycle. Western medicine, does some wonderful things for broken bones, migraines, type 2 diabetes, cancer, etc. But women's health, in particular remains an uncharted frontier.
Several years ago, with almost unbearable pain, I finally was diagnosed with endometriosis. The only way to be diagnosed definitively is through endoscopic surgery. The solutions to my problem were surgery or medically induced menopause via drugs such as Leuoprorelin. I longed for a child that I did not have, so I choose neither option and set out on a odyssey to have a child and be pain free.
As a scientist, I can appreciate the technological medical advances, but also as a scientist, I am keenly aware of how reductionistic such advances have to be. Western medicine is extremely compartmentalized and mechanistic. Doctors base their actions on a science which requires that every variable remain the same except one in order to study cause and effect. The problem is that hormones are extremely complicated and perhaps one of the areas in medicine that least lends itself to a mechanistic approach.
Essential oils, have been used for over a century (longer for some oils) in women’s reproductive health. The rigorous study of essential oil’s impact on women’s health is scattered, but the traditions and anecdotal evidence are quite strong. I have used both my training as a scientist and an aromatherapist to develop blends that help women at each stage of their cycle. I have been delighted to the point of tears with the impact my Luna products have had on my clients, in particular those who have been in substantial pain. And it will give me a great honor to share this knowledge with my daughter. Namaste, great souls.