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Does the moon really affect our menstruation?
Does the moon really affect our menstruation?

It is said again and again that the menstrual cycle adapts to the lunar cycle. But is that really true?

Menstruation: Does the Moon Really Affect Our Periods?
Menstruation: Does the Moon Really Affect Our Periods?

A 1980 study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology actually found some evidence of synchronicity between the female cycle and the moon. But these are pretty weak and now obsolete. Of the 312 women examined, 244 had cycles that lasted longer than 29 days or shorter than 27. Only 70 percent of the remaining women started their menstrual period within two weeks of the full moon.

However, the study also shows that women with irregular cycles mostly ovulate in the dark phases of the lunar cycle. The reason could be electromagnetic radiation, according to gynecologist Kim Langdon of Ohio, as she told HG. This is associated with the lunar cycle and is said to have an impact on the menstrual cycle.

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Menstruation and the moon - a holistic approach

Every month a menstruating person goes through four phases - the menstrual phase, the follicular phase, the ovulation and the secretory phase. The moon also goes through four phases every month - the new moon, the waxing moon, the full moon and the waning moon. From a holistic perspective, women menstruate either on the full moon or the new moon. These two cycle rhythms are said to occur frequently to this day, but women who fluctuate between these two rhythms every few months are, in holistic thinking, women who belong to the "sage-women cycle".

Oh well. To be honest, that sounds a bit esoteric, but there are still studies that prove that the moon influences us humans. So far, there are no really hard, scientific facts on this. Listening to your body more and seeing whether your own cycle matches that of the moon cannot hurt at the end of the day. You could end up finding out things about yourself and your menstrual period that you didn't know before.

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