Chiropractic and Women's Wellness
The relationship between the spinal column, reproductive (urogenital) system, nervous system, endocrine (hormonal) system, and overall health is extensive. Chiropractic can help the ovaries, oviducts (tubes), uterus, cervix, vagina and related structures function better.
Menstrual and Premenstrual Problems
For over one hundred years, many women who have suffered from a wide variety of pelvic and gynecological conditions- including pain, PMS, bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunctions, have discovered the natural benefits of chiropractic.
For over a century numerous case studies have been highlighting the fact that women who have been branded “infertile” or given a limited chance of ever becoming pregnant (even with in vitro fertilization) have been able to conceive, carry to term and deliver a healthy baby following chiropractic adjustments. Various mechanisms have been proposed as to why chiropractic gets such great results, among them normalization of hormonal regulation, realignment of reproductive organs and overall reduction of stress. However understanding the mechanism is not as important as having a long-awaited newborn in your arms
Over half of the hysterectomies performed each year in the US may be unnecessary. Furthermore, after surgery, many women experience depression, loss of stamina, loss of sex drive and decreased sexual response, urinary incontinence; bowel problems; icy feet and toes; diminished sensation from the waist down; bone and joint pain; memory loss and other problems. Few doctors warn their patients about the too common after effects of hysterectomy. Before any woman submits to this potentially damaging operation, if possible, she should explore non-surgical alternatives. Of course, chiropractic care is necessary for any woman who has had a hysterectomy to ensure that her remaining internal organs function without nerve interference to better compensate for the organs that were removed.
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For further information on alternatives to hysterectomy contact:
Hysterectomy Educational Resources and Services (HERS), 422 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, (888) 750-HERS.www.HersFoundation.com