Aligning the Uterus
Traditional healers around the world knew the importance of good blood/nerve/chi/lymph flow to abdominal organs in order to maintain their health and function.
But if an organ is swollen, or out of optimal position, it can lean on arteries/veins, nerves, and lymphatic vessels. If blood flow to an organ is impaired, it won’t receive the nutrients it requires to be healthy and functioning, and if blood flow from an organ is impaired, toxins can build up.
Ttraditional healers believe that female problems usually stem from one source: a uterus that has dropped from its proper position. This may sound odd to modern ears since the effects of a tipped/dropped/displaced uterus is almost completely ignored by modern medical practitioners.
In Dr. Rosita Arvigo’s book ‘Rainforest Home Remedies’ she states that ‘seventy-five percent of women suffer from what is called a prolapsed, or tipped, uterus. This means that many women are being treated for female troubles without ever having the underlying cause addressed’.
There are many potential causes of the uterus getting out of optimal position, and here are some of the more common ones – High impact sports (i.e.: running on hard surfaces, high impact dancing, etc.), injuries/falls/accidents, chronic constipation or straining during bowel movements, poor alignment of pelvic bones with spinal column, sexual abuse, carrying heavy burdens (particularly just before and during menstruation or too soon after childbirth), pregnancies that are close together (it’s ideal to have 3 years between pregnancies to allow ligaments that hold the uterus in position to heal). It could just be the stresses of modern life, or the impact of gravity on ligaments as we age. As mentioned above, 75% of women may suffer from the effects of a tipped/displaced uterus.
If you suffer from fertility challenges, PMS, painful periods, constipation, difficult pregnancies, miscarriages, endometriosis, menopausal symptoms, menstrual irregularity, painful intercourse, vaginitis, and a whole host of other female anatomy complaints, your uterus may be saying, ‘hey, we could use a little help down here’, and abdominal therapy may be exactly what is needed.