The Secret to Managing Period Pain
It may be usual for women to experience pain during their periods, but it is certainly not desirable and often not normal. Beware of the comment “It’s normal and you’ll just have to put up with it” Period pain usually occurs in a cycle only when ovulation has occurred and period pain often only starts in earnest about two years after the period has begun- that is after ovulation has become regular.
Dr. Andrew Arnold adds, ‘Symptoms of pelvic discomfort can be greatly improved by eating well, exercising regularly and by stress reduction.’
Pain and cramping may be related to abnormal cramping of the uterine muscles caused by prostaglandins imbalances. One explanation is that excessive dietary intake of animal fats provides the precursors for the series of 2 prostaglandins. Alternatively, rising estrogen levels in the luteal phase can favor the production of these pro-inflammatory prostaglandins.
At Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre we will address your symptoms such as breast pain, aches and pains, reduced pain threshold and provide effective natural treatment. Some of the following options may be considered;
1. Magnesium supplement. Helps to reduce sensitivity to pain
2. Essential fatty acids, such as evening primrose oil or starflower oil
3. Vitamin E can also positively influence prostaglandins
4. Tanacetum parthenium is a prostaglandin inhibitor and is useful for period pains with a migraine headache.
Only the best quality and purity of ingredients are offered at Cranbourne family chiropractic and wellness center.
Stress and period pain.
Period pain becomes more common during stressful times. Stress increases the perception and lessons the ability to cope with pain, but may also cause changes in the hypothalamic-pituitary hormones which regulate the menstrual cycle. Some women report that their period of pain fluctuates according to the amount of tension they feel. The treatment of the effects of stress requires a complex and holistic approach. Cranbourne family chiropractic and wellness center offer stress management techniques, the herbal and dietary management of stress involve improving the body’s capacity to adapt to stress with herbal adaptogens, as well as nervine tonics. Nutrients such as B group vitamins and Magnesium improve energy levels, ease muscle tension and improve sleep patterns. These can be found in brewer’s yeast, egg yolk, nuts, seeds, and beetroot, however, supplement form can also be recommended if additional requirements are needed
Vitamin C requirements increase during stress and thus supplements may be required. Beneficial herbs such as asGlycyrrihiza glabra, Schizandra chinensis, Eleutherococcus senticosus, and Panax gingseng offer a tonic effect on the whole body. Some nervine herbs are such as Withania, Hypericum and Scutellaria are also used at Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness when addressing your period pain.
The quality, timing, and severity of pelvic pain is extremely variable and most people will not seek treatment assuming it will go away, Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre we will prescribe a treatment plan with the necessary herbal remedies and diet modifications to relieve your symptoms.
For more information please visit us online www.cranbournefamilychiro.com.au or call 59984554.
About the Author:
Dr. Andrew Arnold is a Chiropractor at Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Ctr.