If you missed my last post about finding the root causes of pelvic pain, go check it out before reading this!
Because all the lifestyle changes in the world will not correct the problem if we don’t identify and address the cause.
For those of you still with me 🤩 here are some lifestyle changes that many women who come to me with pelvic pain have found helpful.
🥬 Eat an Anti-Inflammatory Diet
No matter the cause, inflammation is almost always at play in women struggling with pelvic pain. Focusing on omega-3 fats and lots of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables can lessen the stress on your immune system.
🏋️♂️ Workout to Sweat
Working out can increase your endorphins to decrease sensitivity to pain. Exercise supports hormonal balance, and sweating helps to clear toxins from the body.
🍷 Cut Alcohol
Alcohol can increase estrogen levels and place a burden on your detoxification systems. For whatever temporary benefits you feel, there’s a good chance it will make things worse in the long run.
☯️ Practice Deep Breathing
Pain can be stressful, and stress can make pain worse in a vicious cycle. Deep breathing, yoga, or meditation are great ways to relieve stress.
Curious about herbs and nutritional supplements that might help?
👀 Be on the lookout for my next post.