It seems odd to say that a woman would go to the chiropractor for treatment of PMS, though adjustments are often very effective for creating a more positive mood and overall sense of wellbeing. This is accomplished by resetting the nervous system, as chiropractic manipulation stimulates the parasympathetic (“rest and digest”) nervous system in order to allow the body to relax and adapt to outside stressors.
PMS is not only an emotional syndrome, as there are many physical attributes that accompany this syndrome such as cramping, pain, and fatigue; all traits chiropractors have a positive influence on when delivering an adjustment. Because the parasympathetic nervous system is activated during an adjustment, cramping and pain syndromes also frequently subside due to the body being able to relax more effectively and therefore recover more quickly.
Pain and irritability have a negative impact on sleep habits as well, which is why patients often report better quality sleep following adjustments and, in turn, less fatigue. Nutritional advice is also helpful when dealing with PMS, as chiropractors are able to make recommendations for supplements that will help with mood, musculoskeletal health, and fatigue.