Pain shapes a women into a warrior!
Pain can be physical or emotional and us warrior women through our reproductive system and menstrual cycle can face period pain, child birth, female health conditions, menopause and all of the symptoms physically or mentally that come with these.
Emotional pain makes you stronger, some relationships break your heart but fix your vision. You don’t know the pain until you’re staring at yourself in the mirror with tears in your eyes, begging yourself to just hold on and be strong. You wake up every morning and you need to choose to be a warrior.
Realising that people will treat you according to their needs and mood is a big step forward in emotional pain. But, you also need to remember you are much more then what they think you are. You need to overcome all the trauma and drama you’ve had in your life. As you deal with different people, you realize everyone is different. Stay true to yourself and make sure you’re giving your best energy. It takes a great deal of self awareness and empathy to be this way. So, fill your head with what’s important and let go off the rest. Go out, invest in yourself, read, meditate, meet like minded people, eat healthy food, drink water, get enough sleep, spend time in nature and most importantly rest up and relax
It’s the small habits of how you spend your mornings, how you talk to yourself, what you read, what you watch, who you share your energy with makes all the difference and perhaps in the end, your newness, your creativity and even you outrageousness will determine the final result, May be, not today, or tomorrow or even after a year, but eventually things will turn up and you will get better and be able to look back and say with relief… “I MADE IT”
Now on to physical pain……… did you know women are more likely to experience pain than men? It’s no wonder really with child birth, periods, menopause etc……… but understanding pain and ways to manage it can be helpful.
Pain is usually categorised into 2 main types, Acute and Chronic. Acute being more short term as result of an injury or illness and chronic being long term pain.
Studies suggest that a person’s emotional well-being can impact the experience of pain. Understanding the cause and learning effective ways to cope with your pain can improve your quality of life. Key pain management strategies include:
- pain medicines prescribed or natural
- physical therapies (such as heat or cold packs, massage, hydrotherapy and exercise)
- psychological therapies (such as cognitive behavioural therapy , relaxation techniques and meditation
- mind and body techniques (such as Accupuncture)
- community support groups.
Pain is a complex protective mechanism. It is an essential part of evolution that protects the body from danger and harm.
The body has pain receptors that are attached to 2 main types of nerves that detect danger. One nerve type relays messages quickly, causing a sharp, sudden pain. The other relays messages slowly, causing a dull, throbbing pain.
Some areas of the body have more pain receptors than others. For example, the skin has lots of receptors so it is easy to tell the exact location and type of pain. There are far fewer receptors in the gut, so it is harder to pinpoint the precise location of a stomach ache.
If pain receptors in the skin are activated by touching something dangerous (for example something hot or sharp), these nerves send alerts to the spinal cord and then to part of the brain called the thalamus.
Sometimes the spinal cord sends an immediate signal back to the muscles to make them contract. This moves the affected body part away from the source of danger or harm.
This is a reflex reaction that prevents further damage occurring. It happens before you feel pain.
Once the ‘alert!’ message reaches the thalamus, it sorts the information the nerves have sent, taking into account your previous experience, beliefs, expectations, culture and social norms. This explains why people have very different responses to pain.
The thalamus then sends the information on to other parts of the brain that are linked to physical response, thought and emotion. This is when you may feel the sensation of pain, think ‘That hurt! What was it?’, and feel annoyed.
The thalamus also contributes to mood and arousal, which helps to explain why your interpretation of pain partly depends on your state of mind
With the scientifically proven benefits showing that CBD may relieve pain + it could reduce symptoms of anxiety + balance hormones and support female health generally you should be exploring if it can help you.
The human body has an active endocannabinoid system (ECS) with receptors. Its main receptors, CB1 and CB2, run throughout our bodies and studies have shown that they are instrumental to the body running smoothly. CB1 receptors are found particularly in the brain and co-ordinate emotions, mood, thinking and memories. CB2 receptors are common in the immune system and affect inflammation and pain.
Our body produces cannabinoids naturally for this system but sometimes doesn’t produce enough and CBD has been shown to be helpful in balancing this. CBD can provide the body with additional cannabinoids to assist the ECS with maintaining the body’s harmony
For both physical and emotional pain we strongly suggest introducing our Moment Mist. This is a 500mg CBD oil spray. Sprayed directly under the tongue for fast absorption into the blood stream, 3 sprays, 3 times will help bring the balance back to your system naturally.
Fir further support with physical pain we suggest our Moment Balm + Massage Candle.
Our soothing Moment Balm is 300mg CBD Balm. It is a self-heating twist balm that is blended with Rosemary which is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, Lavender that new research is suggesting that one fragrant compound present in lavender can lessen anxiety by stimulating the nose to pass signals to the brain and Thyme which has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties & infused with 300mg CBD oil. Tension Balm is a soothing, relaxing CBD Muscle balm which has a calming scent and the self-heating can help relax those tense muscles
Our Massage CBD Candle is blended with aromatherapy oils and CBD oil so you have the true aroma of sandalwood and jasmine in bringing that relaxing spa smell to your home.
Once melted the oil, can be used directly on the skin to soothe and moisturise. The CBD oil is infused with Lavender, Evening Primrose, Jasmine & Sandalwood (all of which have known healing properties)
The Heat from the oil directly on the skin is believed to promote wellness and balance, along with stress relief and healthy skin. Applying warm oil to the body and massaging it can improve relaxation, blood flow, and general health
For further emotional support we would recommend our Temple Moment + Moment Bath Melt
Our Temple Moment is a beautiful, scented Temple Oil Roller combines lavender oil which can also help ease anxiety, promote relaxation, and calm the mind. Several scientific studies have explored the use of linalool, the main component in lavender, for anxiety relief and sleep, Evening primrose oil offers relief from a number of menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, difficulty sleeping, and disturbance in mood & 500mg CBD Oil. Making this product the perfect partner to relax the mind and soul.
The easy-to-use roller is blended with powerful ingredients known to have healing properties and infused with CBD Oil to help you relax and rest.
Our 100mg CBD Bath Melt is the perfect bath time treat to soothe, nourish, and relax.
If you love a lavender bath bomb, then our CBD Bath bomb gives you extra benefits as it is infused with 100mg CBD oil, evening primrose oil which helps PMS, symptoms of menopause, arthritis and swelling, Shea & cocoa butter giving total moisture to the skin, alongside the lavender which is known to gently moisturise skin and is naturally antibacterial, meaning that it kills acne-causing bacteria that might infiltrate your pores.
Our CBD bath bomb is perfect for preventing, calming, and healing the skin whilst relaxing and soothing the body and mind
We hope that you have enjoyed reading this blog and that it helps you managing your pain going forward with the natural powers of CBD ❤️ x