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Nyssa & Gaia: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science & Natural Healing For Women

For centuries, traditional medicine has been used to support women’s health and wellbeing throughout the many evolving phases of our lives. As researchers continue to study the many therapeutic benefits found in traditional medicine, adapting these practices into the scope of modern diagnosis and treatment, we now see a more comprehensive, sustainable approach to women’s health.                         

Nyssa Care has partnered with Gaia Herbs to deepen our commitment to women’s wellbeing. Both Nyssa and Gaia look to revolutionize the landscape of women’s health by using scientific research, new technologies, and traditional wisdom of the body and its relationship to nature.

Nyssa confronts the ‘unmentionables’ of womanhood by educating international readers, breaking taboos, shattering stigma, and creating products that offer real solutions to historically hushed problems.

Gaia Herbs is a team of researchers, doctors, horticulturalists, and natural health professionals who study and cultivate organic herbs that support women through periods, postpartum, and menopause.

Here are some of the ways Nyssa & Gaia have impacted the lives of thousands of women worldwide.

Managing Our Cycles, Hormones, Menstrual Pain & Discomfort

With the onset of our periods in the bewildering tween and teen years, women are faced with the routine monthly challenge of period flow and symptom management. Annoying as it may be, period health is a reflection of our body’s health, and can indicate where changes should be made to create a more balanced internal environment. Balancing hormones, diet, exercise, and day-to-day activities can certainly feel impossible at times. Nyssa and Gaia are here to help. 

Nyssa VieWear Period Underwear & Leggings

VieWear is the world's first period therapy underwear & leggings. This OB-GYN recommended design holds ice or heat over the lower abdomen to conquer cramps and bloating. 

How it Cares:

  • Comfortable and stylish garments with discrete pockets for applying ice/heat packs, which aid in pain relief and reducing inflammation

  • Relieves period & endometriosis pain, cramping, bloating, and lower back pain

  • Reusable (and washable) Uterine Ice/Heat Packs or On-The-Go Heat Presses for when you’re out and about

  • Designed with OB-GYN consultants 

    Gaia Vitex Berry

    Organic Chaste Tree (Vitex Agnus-Castus) berry extract is traditionally used for maintaining a healthy hormone balance and keeping your cycle regular.

    Photo and link of Gaia Herbs Vitex Berry 

    How it Cares:

    • Aids in hormone balance and healthy progesterone levels

    • Helps to bring balance to the menstrual cycle

    • Eases premenstrual syndrome 

    • Supports normal levels of prolactin, a hormone that becomes prominent during lactation

    • Supports normal estradiol levels

    More research is needed to confirm Vitex’s benefits and actions on women’s menstrual cycles. However, it has been a trusted herbal ally of women for centuries.

    Gaia Women’s Balance

    Using a blend of Vitex, Black Cohosh, St. John’s Wort, and Oats, Women’s Balance was designed to support normal hormonal balance in menstruating, perimenopausal, and menopausal women. It can be especially helpful during menopause.

    Photo and link to Gaia Women's Balance

    How it Cares:

    • Traditionally used for relief of occasional hot flashes

    • Helps support women’s wellbeing and hormone health

    • May promote mood and nervous system regulation

    More research is needed to understand how these herbs may work synergistically and individually, to support female hormonal balance. Women’s Balance is not intended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.  

    Postpartum Breast Health and Wellbeing

    Our bodies are awe-inspiring and capable of extraordinary things! After navigating the wondrous (but totally exhausting) stages of pregnancy and childbirth, women are in need of more care than ever. As mothers, though, we naturally prioritize the care of our newborn babies, and our own body’s necessary recovery process is overlooked. Nyssa and Gaia can aid new mothers in this delicate time. Naturally and effectively, Nyssa’s FourthWear and Gaia’s lactation herbs help moms recover as they nurse, soothe, and care for their newborns. 

    Nyssa FourthWear Postpartum Bralette

    With Nyssa’s FourthWear Postpartum Bralette, nursing moms experience the healing benefits of ice & heat for relief from engorgement, mastitis, frequent breastfeeding or pumping, and lactation suppression.

    How it Cares:

    • Premium cotton, double-layered compression fabric that is oh so soft

    • Breast ice/heat bundle fits over the entire breast for all over warming/cooling comfort

    • Ice therapy aids in reducing inflammation, according to cryotherapists 

    • Designed with OB-GYN consultants

    Gaia Lactation Support

    A blend of Fenugreek Seed, Fennel Seed, and Raspberry leaf help support a healthy production of breast milk. Gaia’s Lactation Support blend is available in both capsules and Lactation Support tea.

    Photo and link to Gaia's Lactation Support Herbs

    How it Cares:

    • Helps promote healthy milk volume production in nursing mothers

    • Capsules are a convenient support for breastfeeding moms at home or on the go

    • Lactation Support tea helps mamas relax, hydrate, and restore while establishing milk supply 

    *Note: These formulas are not designed for use during pregnancy.

    Gaia Fenugreek Seed

    Gaia's Fenugreek Seed Herbs contain plant-based sources of B vitamins, vitamin C, and beta carotene to help support healthy breast milk production.

    Photo and link to Gaia's Fenugreek Seed Herbs 

    How It Cares:

    • Trusted lactation aid by midwives and doulas for centuries

    • Convenient support for breastfeeding moms at home or on-the-go

    Talk to your doctor, midwife, or birth care professional to see which formulas—Fenugreek Seed, Lactation Support, or Lactation Support Herbal Tea—may be right for you and your baby.

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    Nyssa Care and Gaia Herbs are two brands that focus on the harmony that can be achieved when women’s health care is prioritized, our needs met with thousand year-old wisdom paired with modern science and technology. By breaking down oppressive systems that have kept women in pain and silently “dealing with it,” we uplift not only women, but every person she cares, nurtures, and loves. 

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    For more information on what Nyssa calls the 'unmentionables of womanhood', check out these expert interviews from our Loudspeaker: 

    Navigating Postpartum Emotions and Identity Shifts
    An Obstetrician’s Perspective on Cesarean Birth
    Perimenopause and the Power of Midlife
    Pelvic Floor Health For All Ages
    Periods: A Re-Education

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