Inversion Therapy for Menopause Symptoms
I read an interesting testimony today about inversion tables virtually eliminating perimenopause symptoms! I don’t know if it really works, but it seems worth a try. Imagine no hot flashes, moodiness, night sweats or any other pre menopause symptoms at all! Without having to take hormones! I’m game. Here’s how it works:
Inversion therapy is laying upside down or at various angles for a period of time. This shift in gravity brings oxygen-rich blood to your brain, lymphatic and endocrine system. It also reduces the pressure off your spine and spinal discs.
Benefits of Inversion Therapy
Many people report an improved sense of well being, increased energy levels and a greater sense of relaxation from practicing inversion therapy. This could be because feeding your brain this oxygen-rich blood produces endorphins similar to when you exercise. Endorphins make you feel really, really good! Sharper focus and improved memory are also reported among users. That’s great because I walk into a room and forget why I came way too often!
Hanging upside down stretches your whole body stimulating the circulatory and lymphatic systems, stretching all of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and oxygenating the brain.
How does this help menopausal symptoms? Well, when you think about it, by giving your brain, endocrine system, and lymphatic systems what they need, they don’t have to take it from other places. Therefore, every system runs efficiently. Inversion therapy also needs to be accompanied by quality nutrition and daily movement for optimum results. Many women enter into perimenopause all stressed out at the bottom of their game. They haven’t been taking great care of themselves so as a result, they have menopausal symptoms. Believe it or not, there are women who feel great all through the big “change of life”. I want to be one of them!
Yoga recommends head and shoulder stands to reduce the symptoms of menopause. The yoga positions work, but it can be difficult to remain in one for 15 to 30 minutes at a stretch. An inversion table makes it much more comfortable. You can even watch tv or talk on the phone while you doing it. But try to make it a time to “recharge”. when you return from work. It’s a great time to relax on the table, meditate and create some quality energy for the rest of the evening. Like anything else, you need to commit to this routine to see optimum results for your symptoms.
Start out slow and be progressive with the angles and time. Inversion tables can be purchased at stores like Relax the Back. You could also order one from the internet at various sites.