Chiropractic and Your Menstrual Health

Chiropractic and Your Menstrual Health

Chiropractic Leland NC Menstrual Health

From the first time girls hear about menstruation in Leland NC until well into adulthood, it’s not something that most people love to talk or even think about. Though the ability to bear children is seen by most as a blessing far beyond any other that the body can provide, what happens when you’re not actively bearing a child is not the most enjoyable thing.

Menstruation is the result of having a functional reproductive system, and it will continue to affect you up until your 50s, on average. So, if you’re going to sail the red tide for that long, why not learn how to make it as bearable as possible? With the help of our trained staff at Greatest Potential Chiropractic, your time of the month doesn’t have to carry such dread.

What Is Menstruation in Leland NC?

Menstruation is often poorly understood, even by those who go through it every month. The lack of proper sexual health education in American public schools combined with a long-standing stigma around menstruation has caused it to become a very hushed topic often not discussed beyond, “it happens every month, and it stops if you’re pregnant.” This can lead to such wild misconceptions as the flow being controllable, that urine and menstrual blood come from the same area, or that you can “push it all out” and be done with it.

The reality is much simpler. Every month, the uterus sheds its lining. This lining is built up over the course of the month in preparation for pregnancy and is filled with nutrients to help an egg develop into a baby. When this lining sheds, it doesn’t do so all at once, but rather slowly over the course of a few days to a week. The blood and tissue from this shedding are what comprises menstrual blood.

The Unfortunate Reality

Periods are, by no means, sunshine and rainbows. There’s the blood, the cramps, the bloating, the mood swings, and many other unpleasant symptoms of this natural, healthy process. In fact, the symptoms often start before the bleeding does in a phenomenon known as PMS, or pre-menstrual syndrome. This, combined with the constant societal incentive to keep it to yourself, can often turn what should be an inconvenience into a time of needless suffering.

Those who don’t go through menstruation can help their peers by carrying menstrual products like pads and tampons in case of emergencies, educating themselves on how menstruation works, and being open and understanding of any physical or mental distress their peers may be going through.

How Chiropractic Can Help

The central nervous system is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. The nervous system controls most of the body's functions, and clear communication between the nervous system and the rest of the body's tissues and organs is critical. Nerve interference can be caused by spinal misalignments, and any disruption can cause problems, such as irregular menstrual cycles, harsh cycles, or even infertility. Regular chiropractic care from a trained professional, such as Dr. Marcus Woodburn, not only alleviates premenstrual symptoms, but can also correct irregular cycles and improve fertility.

If you’d like to learn more about how chiropractic can help you, contact us or visit our office in Leland. Let’s break the cycle of menstrual misunderstanding together.


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Greatest Potential Chiropractic

2013 Olde Regent Way #170
Leland, NC 28451

(910) 477-3661