Unprocessed trauma and stuffed-down emotions, why your menstruation is dreadful

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Unprocessed trauma and stuffed-down emotions, why your menstruation is dreadful


As human beings, we are complex creatures made up of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual components. Yet, in our modern society, we tend to focus more on the physical and mental aspects of our being, often neglecting the emotional and spiritual aspects. This can lead to a buildup of unprocessed trauma and stuffed-down emotions, which can eventually manifest as physical symptoms and ailments, particularly in women this can result in pelvic health issues and unregulated and painful menstruation. 


Our bodies are incredibly intelligent and interconnected. Every emotion we experience is felt throughout our entire being, including our organs and tissues. Since we are often not given the tools, time, space, and empathy to properly run through the emotional cycle of such traumas and situations, we simply stuff them down, put on our everything is fine face and move on to another day. If we do not process and release these emotions, they can become trapped in our bodies and manifest as physical symptoms or even chronic illnesses.


For women, the uterus and menstrual cycle can be particularly vulnerable to the effects of unprocessed trauma and emotions. The uterus is not just a reproductive organ; it is also a center of creativity, intuition, and spiritual connection. It is the physical space where a woman’s potential to create life (not just babies, your life!) resides, but it is also the space where she may hold onto emotional pain and trauma. It's not a coincidence that these dark, hurt, angry, devastated emotions go to hide in the womb space. Here they are nurtured, safe, and warm, and since many women are disconnected from their womb space, these traumas are left to live there until you can no longer ignore them. PCOS, Endometriosis, infertility, pregnancy complications, chronic infections, etc all could be the result of or exasperated by unprocessed emotions and trauma in the womb space. 


One common physical symptom that can result from unprocessed trauma and emotions is painful menstrual cramps. Many women experience menstrual cramps, but when they are severe and debilitating, it can be a sign that something deeper is going on. Painful cramps may be a result of emotional or energetic blockages in the pelvic area, causing the uterus to contract more forcefully than it needs to. By acknowledging these emotional and energetic blockages, pelvic steaming, and conscious intention to process the emotions fully women will be able to alleviate their menstrual pain. 


Similarly, irregular or heavy periods can also be a sign of unprocessed emotions or trauma. The menstrual cycle is intimately connected to our emotional and spiritual well-being, and cycle disruptions can indicate that something is out of balance. By taking a holistic approach to healing, pelvic steaming, and connecting with their womb space, women can address the root causes of their irregular or heavy periods, which should include emotional or spiritual healing work as well as vaginal steaming of course.


Endometriosis is another condition that can be linked to unprocessed emotions and trauma. Endometriosis is a painful condition in which the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of the uterus, causing inflammation, scarring, and an immense amount of pain. While the exact cause of endometriosis is not fully understood, it is thought to be linked to hormonal imbalances and inflammation in the body. However, many women with endometriosis also report a history of emotional or sexual trauma. By addressing the emotional and spiritual aspects of healing in conjunction with vaginal steaming, women with endometriosis will be able to reduce their symptoms and improve their quality of life.


As humans, we have been conditioned to ignore our emotions and push through our pain. We are taught to be strong and resilient, but this can come at a cost. When we suppress our emotions, we deny ourselves the opportunity to fully process and release them, leading to a buildup of unprocessed trauma and emotional pain in our bodies. By acknowledging and honoring our emotions, we can begin the healing process and prevent physical symptoms and ailments from manifesting.


Healing from unprocessed trauma and emotions is not an easy task, and it may require support from a therapist, healer, or spiritual mentor. But by acknowledging and honoring our emotions, and taking the time and space for vaginal steaming we can begin the journey toward pelvic health, and emotional wellness.


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