For many women, the pain they experience during menstruation can be debilitating. That’s why finding safe and effective ways to manage and relieve menstrual pain is so important. Menstruation can be a difficult and uncomfortable time of the month, coming with pain that impacts important functions of daily life. Often women experience cramps, fatigue, bloating, back pains and other discomforts that can make it almost unbearable.
The good news is that you don’t have to suffer in silence—you can find relief through Applied Kinesiology. Applied Kinesiology has been studied as an effective treatment for many conditions related to women’s physical health and mental wellbeing. This practice can provide many benefits throughout your menstrual cycle by offering improved energy levels, emotional stability, stress reduction and more. Whether it’s easing those pesky sensations or helping you wade through mood swings due to hormonal imbalances—learn how Applied Kinesiology (AK) could bring necessary comfort to your body’s needs and state of mind.
What is Applied Kinesiology?
Applied Kinesiology is a gentle, non-invasive diagnostic tool used in chiropractic care that helps to address imbalances in the body’s muscular-skeletal system. This alternative approach looks at the body as a whole and uses muscle testing as the basis of diagnosis. During testing, the practitioner uses their hands to measure the strength and response of specific muscles while observing how the body moves and responds to stimuli. This allows the practitioner to find which areas of the body need the most attention.
Using Applied Kinesiology to discover the root cause of negative symptoms then allows the chiropractor to develop a balanced treatment plan that is tailored specifically for the individual. Because of its holistic approach, AK can work in tandem with other forms of care to provide relief from pain and manage long-term health issues. By diagnosing imbalances in the body exacerbated by menstruation, Applied Kinesiology gives your practitioner the information they need about your body to come up with an individualized treatment plan so you can begin to feel significant relief from menstrual pain.
What symptoms are associated with menstruation?
There are a wide range of issues that women experience during menstruation. Some of the common issues women experience throughout menstruation include:
Women experiencing menstrual pain understand the serious discomfort it can bring, and many struggle to find relief. To face these harsh symptoms for 5-7 days each month (more or less, especially if you are irregular) can make life difficult for many women. Daily activities like efficient work function and emotional management become tasks that are laborious or even painful. The list above could continue, but thankfully Applied Kinesiology is a great, alternative solution to these challenging symptoms.
How can Applied Kinesiology help?
Applied Kinesiology is used in chiropractic care to offer a natural way to ease menstrual cramps and other associated problems that follow when menstruation begins. It provides a variety of benefits that target relief from menstrual pain. Often women are provided therapy to treat just one part of the body, but AK is based in the belief that the systems of the body are interconnected, and treatment should reflect as such.
That’s why Applied Kinesiology works so well for treating symptoms due to menstruation. By focusing on improving body alignment, musculoskeletal connections, and the nervous system – all parts of the human body affected by a menstrual cycle – you can experience reduced cramps, mood swings, bloating, and other problems associated with menstruation.
AK techniques also allow for a major release of tension in the body, resulting in decreased physical discomfort. More benefits of this approach include reducing pain levels through improved muscle balance, restoring normal motion patterns to improve range in chronically tense muscles, and relieving unmanaged stress that could contribute to pain. It’s a natural healing method that uses gentle pressure points to aid in relieving symptoms – not only during menstruation but throughout the entire month. With the help of Applied Kinesiology, women can reduce or even resolve their menstrual symptoms and live a healthy, happy life.
What types of treatment are available for women experiencing menstrual pain?
Common treatment methods vary patient to patient, as many women find relief with multiple, varying methods. For example, exercise through postural changes can be a simple yet powerful relief tool during menstruation. One of the major goals of AK is to improve posture and address pain points in order to provide relief. For many women, regular postural changes (changes in posture of the body) can make a big difference when it comes to menstrual comfort and symptoms. Expanding exercises like side bends and hip openers may encourage increased circulation, helping reduce cramps and backaches associated with menstruation.
There are also several muscular therapies that may provide relief. Massage therapies can target specific areas that are in discomfort and help relax tense muscles. Acupressure is a form of manual stimulation which helps to release endorphins and reduce stress, as well as physical pain. Other techniques like cupping therapy use suction to ease muscles, while heat therapy works to promote circulation, reduce inflammation, and relax cramping muscles.
Light stretching and exercise and muscular therapies may be beneficial depending on an individual’s needs and situation. Whatever the case, managing the discomfort of your period doesn’t have to be a complicated undertaking with a customized treatment plan built just for you.
How do I prepare for my appointment?
To get the most out of your session, there are a few things you can do beforehand. Take some time to focus on your bodily sensations and how you feel leading up to the appointment. Consider any questions or concerns that may come up during the session and write them down for your chiropractor. It’s also important to make sure that both you and the practitioner have clear communication about what you hope to gain from the appointment to ensure you are both on the same page throughout the appointment.
How can I stay healthy during menstruation?
Everyone’s menstrual cycle can be different, but many women experience various discomforts. To stay healthy and minimize stress related to your cycle, it can be helpful to follow some of the tips provided by experts in the health field. Tips include:
While not all tips may resonate with your situation, find what works for you by doing research through trusted and credible sources or by reaching out to your practitioner.
Ultimately, Applied Kinesiology is an effective way for your practitioner to gain insight into your body’s balance so that they can implement a custom treatment plan for you – allowing you to enjoy life more during menstruation. With a combination of muscle-strengthening techniques and lifestyle modifications, you can tackle your pain and feel better.
However, it is important to remember that results vary from person to person. Those who are interested should keep track of any changes they feel while undergoing AK therapies and make sure to start off slowly by consulting with a qualified practitioner before trying new treatments. Contact us today if you’re looking to find relief from symptoms of menstruation, and start your way to a happy, healthier life.