Taking a Holistic Approach

 

Throughout my campaign I have stressed the importance of taking a holistic approach when dealing with any heath problem and more specifically when dealing with a hormonal imbalance. But a holistic approach doesn’t mean relying on lifestyle and diet alone- sometimes you just need some extra help. In this post I’m going to share some methods and practices that can help you along in your healing journey!

Acupuncture:

You may feel a bit squeamish at the thought of needles being inserted into you but acupuncture is a very good way of relieving pressure and stress from particular areas in the body. It’s also much more gentle than you may think! It helps with blood circulation and subsequently helps with any period pain or menstrual inconsistencies you may be experiencing.

Chiropractic:

This treatment involves the manipulation of the musculoskeletal system especially the spine. This is usually done by adjusting your spine and any bones that may be out of alignment. Having properly aligned bones can help ease period pain and can help conception.

Naturopathy:

Naturopaths can help by addressing deficiencies in nutrients and minerals you may have. They also look at your hormone levels and your liver function to see if they are in optimal condition. If there any problems they can give you herbs and supplements that can support your hormones and your bodies overall nutritional needs.

Massage:

Yes it can be as simple as a massage! But you will need to find a practitioner that is licensed and they can help with gentle abdominal massages that can ease period cramps.

 

There are lots of ways you can help your body heal from hormonal imbalances and you don’t have to do all the things above. Maybe try a different treatment each month and see which suits you most! What do you do to ease menstrual pain? Comment below!

 

Image From Balmain Chiropractor

 

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3 thoughts on “Taking a Holistic Approach

  1. Massages are always good. It always calms the mess going on in our head. Another good way I’ve found is actually taking some time alone and sitting maybe outside in fresh air to maul over all the emotions that bogs you down. Sometimes untangling thoughts and coming to a solution (or try to) can really help lift your mood. Great post, thanks for sharing!

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  2. My parents are huge advocates for the benefits of massages. Whenever we go on holiday in Asia they make a point to seek out local massage parlours because they tend to abundant near tourist resorts. My parents run a Chinese medicine clinic in Chatswood actually, so we live the benefits. I grew up with it, my house looks like a dried food warehouse, really. A benefit of traditional medicines is there tend to be little side effects. When coupled with all your aforementioned practices I think you can live a more natural, drug-free life.

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    • Amazing! Chinese medicine is definitely one of my go to CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) treatments. I do hate calling it CAM because I feel it doesn’t do it justice. Chinese medicine got so many things right that Western medicine still fails to understand.

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