Why is the position of your uterus important?

In order to answer this question we need to understand how the reproductive system is held into place. I was explaining this to my niece the other day and used the example of a spider sitting on her secure, strong yet flexible web. The uterus being the spider. Let me elaborate a little bit to give you a better idea. The uterus is held into place by different ligaments; the Broad ligament is the biggest, it enfolds the uterus and part of the ovaries and extends from the uterus and fans out to the side wall of pelvis where it attaches, the Round ligament connects the front of the uterus to the front of the body and the Suspensory ligament of the ovary connects the ovaries to the side of the pelvis. There are other ligaments worth mentioning that are vital in keeping the reproductive system in place, but the Broad, Round and Suspensory ligament of the ovary suffice to give you an overview idea. It is important to know that within the ligaments there are arteries, veins, lymphatics and nerve fiber that feed and support the reproductive system. When any of these ligaments are stretched or hindered it may effect the position of the uterus, Fallopian tubes and the position of the ovaries.

Factors that contribute to the uterus moving out of place, or better to say when the uterus moves into a position that negatively effects organ function, may be a personal history of falls, accidents, pelvic alignment, bowel function, tight muscles, excessive exercise during menses, and other more subtle aspects like how we move, sit and stand, the shoes we wear, nutrition, age, constitution, hormonal levels and level of abdominal pressure.

When the uterus is displaced there is likely to be poor circulation which could result in poorly nourished reproductive organs, compromised nerve pathways and weak flow of life force (Chi), etc. Poor blood flow, lymph drainage and chi flow can be the cause of many issues such as hormonal imbalance, period problems, fibriods, cysts, endometriosis, problems with conceiving, the list goes on. Essentially, how can our organs function properly if they are not receiving the nourishment they require? How can our body attain homeostasis if blood flow, lymph drainage etc are compromised?

Here is something you need to know! According to Mayan healers the uterus grows twice it’s normal size during bleeding and therefore twice the weight. Remember the spider on her web? If she is twice the weigh, the web is working at full stretch to support her, which it’s meant to do! But over doing physical exercise can cause long term damage on the ligaments and move the uterus, Fallopian tubes and ovaries out of place. So taking it easy when you bleed is a very valid old wives tale, perhaps better to say, the wisdom of Crones live on in this tale.

Are you wondering what you can do about this? Well if you are suffering from any menstrual difficulties or struggling to conceive or have any such concerns you might very well benefit from an abdominal massage. With Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage techniques sedimentation in the arteries and veins can be removed and tension in the ligaments can be released, ensuring that the reproductive system will receive all the blood, nutrients and Chi that the heart and blood supplies. Energizing, strengthening and detoxifying the reproductive system. Abdominal massage is also beneficial for those who are not experiencing any difficulties, but would like to maintain overall health.

There are a few abdominal massage therapist in South Africa, search for one in your area. I am based in Cape Town and my practice is open every afternoon from 16h30 and Fridays full day. I have 1h and 2h abdominal massage treatments (Chi Nei Tsang).

I am delighted to say that Dr Rosita Arivigo will finally be sending a teacher to South Africa to teach Mayan abdominal self massage and therapeutic massage for practitioners in 2022, finally! So for anyone interested is learning this massage and/or booking an abdominal massage please get in touch to reserve a spot via email hello@gardenwisdom.co.za.

For more information on Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage you can read another article here.

Do you suffer from excruciating period pain? Have a listen to Andrea Muraskin sharing about her experience on how she healed debilitating period pain with abdominal massage. Link below.

I’ve also added other links below for those who would like to learn more about the ligaments holding the reproductive system in place.

https://www.physio-pedia.com/The_Uterine_And_Cervical_Ligaments

https://www.sideeffectspublicmedia.org/personal-health/2013-12-29/can-abdominal-massage-help-painful-menstruation

Photo credit: Some amazing genius person! Does anyone know ho this is by, I’d like to add a credit.

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