Finding a Chiropractor to Relieve PMS Symptoms

June 8, 2011

Most women are much-too familiar with the annoying and painful symptoms of PMS such as headache, backache, abdominal bloating, fatigue, cramps and mood swings, and at least three-fourths of all women will experience some or all of these symptoms during their childbearing years. Many women have tried virtually every remedy out there, from diet, vitamins and minerals, herbal supplements, exercise, or even doctor-prescribed antidepressants, birth control pills with high levels of estrogen or other hormone therapy. If nothing has worked for your PMS symptoms and you have simply resigned yourself to living with these monthly issues, perhaps it is time you tried chiropractic help for relief of PMS. If you are skeptical, then consider that it could possibly be your back that is causing all the trouble in the form of a spinal subluxation, most especially in the lower regions of your back. This type of subluxation can produce a wide variety of female health issues such as pain in the pelvic region, problems during sexual intercourse, incontinence and possibly can even contribute to infertility issues.

How a Chiropractor Can Help

Typically, chiropractic adjustments alleviate the problems related to the nervous system which regulate every cell and system in your body, including your reproductive system. If your reproductive organs are being infringed upon by the nervous system, you can experience PMS symptoms, ranging from mild to severe. If your reproductive system is overactive you may be experiencing heavy bleeding, severe cramping and pain each month, while an under active reproductive system can bring about periods which are absent or missed entirely or even infertility. Happily, however, if nerve impedance is bringing about symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, a good, caring chiropractor can significantly help in relieving them.

Most all of us have had some sort of an accident or fall, whether as a child or an adult which could conceivably have caused spinal misalignment which in turn affected your entire nervous system. Even if you don't feel any obvious back or neck pain, your spine may have become misaligned, and your body lets you know it every single month through your PMS symptoms. Once the spinal misalignment is properly corrected, the nerves which exit your spine and travel throughout your body can resume their normal levels of functioning, leaving you without your monthly PMS symptoms.

Other Holistic Approaches to Alleviating PMS

Many women have also had good luck with acupuncture and massage either in conjunction with chiropractic or on their own. Acupuncture helps balance the circulation in your body through the insertion of tiny needles into acupuncture points. Any blockages or deficiencies you are experiencing in your body, which may be manifesting through your monthly PMS symptoms can be opened up and addressed through acupuncture. Some women have had astonishing relief from irritability, cramps, headaches and breast tenderness through the use of acupuncture as well as the emotional symptoms of irritability and sadness through relieving the blocked energy passages. Your menstrual cycle is basically all about circulation, and when that circulation is blocked you will experience pain and other PMS symptoms, yet when it is free and open, the symptoms virtually disappear. Chiropractic, yoga, massage, acupuncture and craniosacral therapy can all be extremely helpful in relieving menstrual cramps through aligning your body structure, helping your body's fluids to circulate and relieving nerve pressure.

Other Considerations

It's vitally important that you work closely with your holistic provider and maintain a healthy diet, sufficient exercise and do your best to lessen the stress in your life. Once your symptoms improve through these holistic therapies, you will likely begin to experience a much greater level of vitality, energy and spirits and can finally get some relief from the agony of PMS.

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