As a Chinese medicine practitioner specializing in women's health, I spend a lot of time helping women get pregnant. But maybe that's not your goal right now; perhaps you just want to be a healthy, vibrant woman who enjoys sex.
Throughout my studies, I've learned that Traditional Chinese Medicine is a safe, inexpensive, and effective contraception method. Thousands of years ago before drugs and technology, women tuned into their bodies better and tracked their cycles using the moon. When you use this as birth control, please remember that these methods only work if your cycle is regular.
I think these can be important tools for listening to your body, too, regardless of whether you want to be pregnant or avoid it altogether. The body sends signals through our cycles that we're not always hearing. Although you don't have to look at the moon to track your cycle, here are five ways to combine ancient practices with contemporary science. Your body will thank you when you empower yourself to know it better to tune in with your femininity.