For many women, menopause can mean freedom – from monthly periods and the cramping and pain that come with them, and hormonal fluctuations that cause extreme moodiness.
However, that’s not true for everyone. Although many women do enjoy and embrace menopause, others suffer unwanted side effects and problems that make life almost unbearable. Menopause can cause hot flashes, new risks for health problems like heart disease, weight gain, and other discomforts.
Hormone replacement therapy is not an effective treatment
Many doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy to take care of night sweats that disrupts sleep, mood swings and hot flashes. HRT is very risky, however, and can cause heart attack, stroke, reproductive cancers like ovarian and breast cancer, dementia, blood clots, and even brain shrinkage.
Chiropractic treatment can give you safe, natural, effective menopause relief
In contrast to traditional medications and treatments, chiropractic treatment can give you effective menopause relief from symptoms without side effects.
These are just some menopausal symptoms you can ease with chiropractic care:
- Hot flashes
- Joint pain
- Back pain
Why chiropractic treatment is effective
Proper alignment helps the entire body function properly. Although chiropractors do work on the spine and musculoskeletal structures, chiropractors are “whole body” doctors. They know that your body works as an entire system, and bring imbalances gently back into homeostasis.
Gentle stimulation can help you restore your own natural hormones. The hypothalamus controls the pituitary gland, which stimulates the production of progesterone and estrogen, two hormones that drop once you go through menopause. The hypothalamus also helps control your limbic and thalamus systems, which regulates such things as sexual desire, emotions, body temperature, thirst and hunger, and sleep.
Although chiropractors don’t directly manipulate these systems, they do focus on your spine and nervous system. By gently manipulating your spine and general musculoskeletal structure, chiropractic treatment can gently bring your entire body back into proper function.
Supplementation with natural substances further rebalances hormones and provides support. Your chiropractor can also prescribe substances that can help ease menopause symptoms. Rather than utilizing prescription medication to control symptoms, your chiropractor uses herbs, vitamins and supplements to ease symptoms and restore well-being. Some of these include:
- Chamomile tea
- Evening Primrose oil
- St. John’s wort
- Dandelion leaf
- Ginkgo biloba
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
- Black cohosh
Your chiropractor may also recommend gentle exercise like walking, swimming or yoga, and dietary changes that remove artificial substances like preservatives, white flour and sugar, and excess salt. If you have any food allergies, these will be diagnosed and a proper nonallergenic diet prescribed.
These therapies can gently, slowly and naturally resolve menopausal symptoms so that you feel like yourself again without side effects. Symptoms are not suppressed; rather, they are relieved all together so that you can get back to a normal life.