Chiropractic Can Help With Menopause Symptoms
Menopause is a natural process that all women go through as they age. It typically occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55 and is marked by the end of menstruation. While menopause is a normal part of life, it can also bring with it a host of unpleasant symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, headaches, joint pain, depression, and sleep disturbances, the list goes on. These symptoms can greatly affect a woman’s quality of life and can be difficult to manage. The lack of information and attention to symptoms, even in the medical community, compounds the stress and frustration many women experience during menopause.
In the past, many women have turned to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or over-the-counter medications to help alleviate their menopausal symptoms. However, these treatments can have negative side effects and are not suitable for all women. There are a growing number of women who are not satisfied with the increased risk of breast cancer, blood clots, stroke, and cardiovascular disease as a solution for easing their symptoms. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective alternative treatment option for relieving the symptoms of menopause.
How Does Chiropractic Care Work?
Chiropractic care is a type of healthcare that focuses on the natural relationships between the body’s structure, the central nervous system, the spine, and its function. Chiropractors use a holistic approach to diagnose and treat various health conditions by assessing a patient’s lifestyle, health history and habits, and physical condition. Chiropractors are notoriously good listeners.
A chiropractor’s goal is to help the body function at its best and improve overall health and quality of life. This includes helping female patients find relief from the symptoms of menopause.
Does Chiropractic Care Help with Menopausal Symptoms?
Chiropractic care can help relieve the symptoms of menopause. One study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research found that chiropractic care was effective in reducing hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings in menopausal women.
Another study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic care improved sleep quality in menopausal women. Poor sleep is a common complaint among menopausal women, and getting enough rest can be crucial for managing and having the fortitude to deal with other menopausal symptoms.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Menopausal Symptoms?
There are a few ways that chiropractic care helps alleviate menopausal symptoms.
Hormone regulation: The spine is home to the nerves that control the endocrine system, which is responsible for hormone production in the body. By correcting subluxations in the spine, chiropractic care can help regulate hormone production and improve menopausal symptoms.
Improved circulation: Chiropractic adjustments improve circulation by freeing up any restrictions in the spine and allowing the body to function at its best. Improved circulation can help reduce hot flashes and night sweats.
Stress management: Menopause is a stressful time, and high levels of stress can exacerbate menopausal symptoms. Chiropractic care helps reduce stress by promoting relaxation and improving overall well-being.
Better sleep: As mentioned previously, chiropractic care can improve sleep quality in menopausal women. Getting enough rest is essential for managing menopausal symptoms and overall health.
Chiropractic care is considered safe and effective for relieving the symptoms of menopause. It’s a natural, non-invasive approach that can help regulate hormone production, improve circulation, reduce stress, and improve sleep quality. We believe in listening to what our bodies are telling us. For women who prefer a more holistic approach to living with menopause such as exercise, supplements, and dietary changes, chiropractic care is a perfect fit.
If you’re interested in trying chiropractic care for your menopausal symptoms book an appointment at Dutchess Braincore and Wellness Center. Better health naturally is our goal for all our patients.
Dr. William McKenna
Dr.William McKenna has been a Chiropractor for over 20 years in Westchester and Dutchess County, helping his patients to achieve greater health and live more active lifestyles. He is the founder of McKenna Family Chiropractic located in Pelham, NY, and Dutchess Braincore Therapy and Wellness Center located in Hopewell Junction, NY. He graduated from Life University in 1999 and has been advocating for better health, naturally, since. Dr. Will believes a smile is the first step in healing and building valued relationships with his patients. Book Appointment
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