According to Chinese Medicine, many chronic conditions have stagnant circulation of blood as part of their root cause. This certainly goes for pain, but also in many cases of auto-immune conditions, digestive disorders, gynecological issues, and even mental health concerns.
NUMBER ONE: Check-in on your B Vitamin needs. Why? Taking a good B Vitamin complex throughout the month will help reduce the symptoms of PMS. Estrogens, including oral birth control pills or hormone replacement, deplete B vitamins. Depletion can take a toll on the body because we need B vitamins for multiple functions. Vitamin B6 specifically helps to boost the production of serotonin. When serotonin is low, women experience depression, poor memory and poor sleep (which we often see in PMS). In the liver, B Vitamins contribute to detoxification of environmental pollutants, medications and excess estrogens. Having a busy lifestyle, high exercise output, stress, and alcohol consumption all deplete our B’s. Even if a woman is not taking an estrogen hormone, she likely needs them! Make sure to ask your provider about doses.
We might not automatically consider booking an appointment with a chiropractor for the treatment of period cramps, infertility or other women's health conditions. The fact is, most conditions affecting the uterus are due to a lack of blood flow causing stagnation of blood and sometimes pain.
Many acupuncturists treat fertility, but sometimes you need a pro and you want to know that you are in good hands. Amber has been working in women's health for over 10 years, primarily with fertility. This spring, she completed her dream of certification through the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). This specialty board has certified over 300 members around the globe who have demonstrated competence and advanced knowledge in the field of both Western and Eastern Reproductive Medicine.