A vast majority of women suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS), some worse than others.
Symptoms can range from mood swings to bloating and can worsen as women age.
No one enjoys dealing with PMS each month, so here are three proven methods our Atlanta Chiropractors recommend to help combat painful symptoms.
A study conducted in 2014 found that exercising out on a treadmill three times a week, for three months decreased bothersome PMS symptoms.
There was a significant reduction in poor concentration and fatigue. Aerobic exercise also helps boost endorphins, which can make you feel more content and in better control of your moods.
Obtaining enough calcium in your diet can also play a significant role in the severity of your PMS symptoms. It is suggested that women should consume at least 1200 milligrams of calcium each day through food and supplements.
Having enough calcium can decrease mood swings, water retention, cramps, and cravings. After a 2009 review had tested 62 different herbs, vitamins, and minerals on PMS, calcium was also the only mineral that worked to help treat premenstrual symptoms.
Although many doctors are quick to write a prescription for PMS symptoms, it is not always the best road to take. Many doctors will suggest that patients suffering from PMS take birth control to regulate their cycles and moods.
However, taking birth control can also have an adverse impact on your hormone levels and cause difficulty conceiving a child down the road.
Instead, try getting to the root of your PMS pain. If PMS pain is resulting from a spinal subluxation, then chiropractic treatment can help.
The spine communicates with the nerves, which communicates with every other part of the body, including reproductive organs and hormones.
If there is a spinal subluxation, it could be interrupting communication to your nerves or hormones, making PMS symptoms more painful than they need to be.
A study done in 1999 followed 25 patients experiencing PMS symptoms. Sixteen patients received chiropractic adjustments consistently for three months, while the other nine women received placebo chiropractic manipulations (minimum force adjustments).
The two groups eventually switched methods as well. The results indicated that the women who received regular chiropractic adjustments saw a decrease in the severity of their PMS symptoms.
If you are suffering from PMS, whether severe or mild, stop by AICA Atlanta today.
Our regular and affordable adjustments may help make your monthly cycle a little easier to handle.