Many women have pain during menses or pain during ovulation. Menstruation is a cyclical process that is governed by the anterior pituitary gland. If we think of this gland as a messenger, and the ovaries and uterus as the location to which the message be sent, we like to envision the path for the messenger to be clear. In a perfect world, the path is clear, and women have easeful, pain-free menstrual cycles. This is actually normal. However, we have come to recognize pre-menstrual symptoms such as breast tenderness, cramps, bloating, painful menses and ovulation as normal, because it is so common. All of these symptoms indicate pathology.
Most often, the root of painful cycles or ovulation is that the uterus is tilted, blocking the flow of information from the pituitary gland to the uterus, impeding ovulation, making it difficult for the egg to pass through the fallopian tube, and impeding the flow of blood out of the uterus every month. The blood ought always to be bright red. Many women experience dark or brown blood at the beginning and/or at the end of each cycle. This is old blood that has not made its way out of the uterus from a previous cycle and it creates toxicity.
Maya Abdominal Massage, specifically the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy TM can help to reposition a malpositioned uterus, easing painful menstruation and painful ovulation, while also aiding in the elimination of old stagnant blood in the uterus. This creates a healthier endometrial lining and easeful menstrual cycles. Gentle yoga and exercise may also be supportive adjunctive therapies for women with these symptoms.