PMS – A Natural Approach
Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:
Ahhhh those pesky hormones! How many ways can we be affected by them when they go astray?
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) often occurs when the hormones are not in balance. Symptoms may include acne, swollen breasts, bloating, mood swings, sleep disturbances, headache, backache, appetite changes, aches and pains, irritability, anxiety and probably a few more unpleasant things. Many women experience such symptoms a week or so before their menstrual cycle.
I do not believe that we were designed to suffer. When we do suffer, there may be natural ways to get things back into balance so the body can heal and regulate itself. There are lifestyle habits one should develop that will help get the hormones balanced, including:
• Exercise two and a half hours a week
• Avoid salt, sugar, alcohol, caffeine and chemicals in food
• Get eight hours sleep each night (yes, you can do it!)
• Eat lots of vegetables and some fruits
Acupuncture can also help with some of the symptoms of PMS. We have an excellent acupuncturist on staff here in our center.
There are various vitamins and supplements that can help with PMS symptoms including calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin E, essential fatty acids, black cohosh, chasteberry, evening primrose oil, and more.
But how do you know which ones to take and when?
You could experiment for a few years trying to find the right combination…or you can make an appointment with me for Nutrition Deficiency Testing so we can find the organs of the body that need support so you can heal yourself.
Give your body what it needs and wants so you can feel great again!
This is Beach Week!… Just a reminder that through Saturday, September 3 we are celebrating Beach Week. Come “Hang Ten” with us and enjoy fun, free snacks and drinks, beach music, and more. Tell your friends and family about our New Patient Special. Only during Beach Week, new patients without chiropractic coverage get their first visit for $29 cash, a $177 value! (Those with health insurance pay their usual co-pay as required by their health insurance.) Every time you refer a new person to us during Beach Week, you will enter our drawing for a one-hour massage and a month supply of our organic multivitamin. There’s no limit to how many times you can refer and enter! Drawing will be held on Saturday, September 3 and you don’t need to be present to win.
Closed for Labor Day….Just a reminder that next Monday, September 5, is Labor Day and we will be closed in observance of the holiday. We are open regular hours through the end of this week – today — Wednesday, August 31and Friday, September 2 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm closed for lunch from 1:30 – 3:00 pm plus Saturday, September 3 from 9:00 am – 12 noon. Have a great holiday!
Until next time….
Yours in health,