From Painful Periods to Whole Body Health

There is a lot of research being conducted to understand the role of inflammation and disease. Now you might not think that your menstrual cycle isn't an important part of the inflammation conversation, but it turns out that for many women periods are the perfect place to start learning about the role of inflammation in their body. In fact, the inflammation process that accompanies the menstrual cycle is one of the best examples of the purpose of inflammation. It highlights how the inflammation process correlates to a cleansing and repair process that disguards damaged tissues, improves blood flow, and increases detoxification responses. The vasodilation and increased vascular permeability that occurs during menstruation is the same as swelling to an injured joint. It can leave the tissues feeling sensitive or painful depending on the severity of the inflammation or the toxicity of the tissues. The female body is set to go through this cycle every 28 days on average, and for many women it is too often an uncomfortable, if not painful experience. Difficult and painful periods are common, but they are not normal. If you are experiencing a lot of pain or discomfort around your periods, there may be some some reason why you are not recovering quickly from menstration with only mild symptoms. Looking at the abdominal tissues more broadly and considering other all the potentials for inflammation contributing to painful periods can give you a much more effective pathway to avoiding dreading a painful cycle each month. .

Abdominal Massage is a great way to improve lymphatic motility. Keeping your lymphatic system flushed and moving freely is critical preparation for the inflammation that will also accompany your periods. When menstruation comes it brings inflammation with it, so you'll want to prepare your body even if you do a simple abdominal protocol for yourself at home. Think of the time before, during, and after your periods as the best time to detoxify. You know that inflammation is a normal part of the menstrual cycle, and it's function is to cleans and detoxify. You migh