Dysmenorrhea is the medical term given to describe painful periods that are often extreme and debilitating. Many women experience painful periods and cramping along with other symptoms, but the severity can vary between individuals.
The Western model is to seek treatment when we’re suffering. The ancient Eastern model was to preserve health by nurturing body, mind and spirit in harmony with the natural rhythms, and universal law. “Nourishing Life” (yangshen) is an ancient Chinese tradition..
Osteopaths are mostly known for treating musculoskeletal pain, particularly lower back pain or joint pain. However, the osteopathic philosophy is to aid the body’s own innate healing mechanism by improving the functions of blood flow, drainage of body fluids like lymph, and innervation.