Periods can leave women doubled over in unbearable pain due to cramping, and that’s alongside the many other side effects of a period such as, bloating, problematic skin, tender breasts and mood swings.
So what exactly causes period pain? Known medically as dysmenorrhoea, Period pain is caused by contractions within the uterus. The blood vessels in the muscle wall of the uterus are compressed by contractions; these contractions cut off blood supply to the womb, causing it to be void of oxygen.
Dysmenorrhoea is the most common form of period pain; affecting 90% of women. Studies have show that it tends to be worst during the first few years of your period and can improve with age or after giving birth.
Some Natural Therapy Doctors based on their clinical experience say that it caused by hormonal imbalance and estrogen dominance. Supplementation with iodine and DIM can significantly improve those conditions. Please see video links below.
Unfortunately though, there’s no guarantee that the pains will weaken with time, and the severity of period pains will vary with each individual.
For many even a hot water bottle and painkillers can’t soothe their cramps, and that’s where Bowen Therapy can help. The Bowen Technique is a natural, non-invasive and drug-free therapy that can help to aid both the physical and emotional side-effects of periods.
The Bowen Technique consists of a 45-60 minute treatment, during which the body is ‘asked’ to recognise the ailment and make the changes it requires. This is rather than ‘making’ the body change. The treatment is done by a Bowen practitioner making small and rolling movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue as specific focus points on the body. These movements are done with only the amount of pressure the specific individual requires. There is no hard-tissue manipulation or force used.
Here what happy clients said:
– “My heavy period meant that I was iron deficient and consequently suffered with dizzy spells. With treatment my periods went back to normal, along with my iron levels. I haven’t suffered since the treatment”
-“I have suffered with PMS for years. I had other treatments, which helped but required lots of treatment. I had two Bowen sessions and my symptoms have completely gone – even now five months later!”
Iodine Supplement – Why You Need It Everyday:
Understanding the Menstrual Cycle and Estrogen Dominance:
The Best Supplements for the Menstrual Cycle: