What is Cycle Syncing?

What is Cycle Syncing?, Kris Gonzalez Acupuncture in Santa Barbara

Well, let's go over what happens when we don't cycle sync. Basically all the negative things you hear about our menstrual cycles and reproductive health. The list is quite long. All of the coined "PMS" type symptoms such as anxiety, depression, bloating, tender breasts, cramps, infertility, etc. But also really serious health challenges like PCOS, Endometriosis and Fibroids.

Have you ever stopped to wonder why so many of us severely suffer with our hormones? For one, we've been conditioned to think that the best way to "be or live" is within the more linear masculine context and we haven't been taught to honor our unique female bodies and needs. Second, the only solutions that doctors have for us is to either prescribe us drugs and birth control pills to mask symptoms and sweep them under the rug and more extremely cut out our female organs.

Did you know that there are prime times to be at rest and other times to be in high activity? Did you also know that our brain chemistry changes within a menstrual month and that our intuition and spatial awareness doubles and even triples during certain phases? Your nutritional needs also shift. This is super powerful information. This is where cycle syncing comes into play. If we focus on body literacy, we can hone in and "attune" to what our bodies need at certain times through our menstrual month. 

Let's face it! Women are dynamic beings. We are meant to dance the embodied dance, it's in our physiology. Even Western Medicine recognizes that we have four distinctly different phases, all within a month's time, so how are we expected to function and be the exact same way all month long? We have a long history of being controlled. Women run with the wolves and our wild has been tamed for too long. So much that our collective health is suffering. Let's reclaim our wisdom and take ownership of our health and the health of future generations. 

Cycle Syncing is understanding the positive aspects of your female cycle, focusing on body literacy and self-awareness. We then learn the best practices for our 4 menstrual cycle phases with nutrition, activity and self-care rituals.

If you are seeking deeper understanding, join me in my online course Feminine Cycle 101.

Much love,
Kris