What exactly is a Displaced Uterus?

by in Women's Health February 27, 2018

“The uterus is the woman’s centre; if it is out of balance, everything in her life, physically, emotionally and spiritually, will be out of balance.” – Don Elijio Panti

Maybe you’ve been told that your uterus is retroverted or anteverted, and that it’s simply a variation of normal. Many women are told this.

But a displaced uterus can cause havoc throughout the systems of the body. It can tighten muscles and connective tissue around your pelvis, and restrict blood flow and nerve connections in that area. The result: pelvic congestion and stagnation. 

Your uterus leans slightly over your bladder in the centre of your pelvis, about four centimetres above the pubic bone. What holds it in this position is the combination of muscles, the vaginal wall, and over ten ligaments that attach it to the back, front, and sides of your pelvis. If the ligaments and muscles weaken and loosen, they cause your uterus to fall downward, forward, backward or to either side. 

It’s bad enough that a displaced uterus causes pelvic congestion and affects menstruation, but it can also press against organs such as the colon, bladder and small intestine. This can greatly affect your digestion.

And it can also affect the nerves and blood vessels that supply these organs, causing discomfort around the lower spine.
The longer the uterus remains out of optimal position, the more likely complicated symptoms will develop. 

How does a uterus become displaced? 

There are a number of reasons, such as:

  • Falls affecting the lower back
  • High impact sports and running on cement surfaces
  • Lifting and carrying heavy objects before or during menstruation or too soon after childbirth
  • Weakened pelvic ligaments due to overstretching during pregnancy and birth
  • Repeated pregnancies close together
  • Chronic constipation
  • Scar tissue from abdominal surgery
  • Emotional armouring where unexpressed emotions become held in the body

Symptoms of a displaced uterus include:

  • Painful or irregular periods
  • Painful or irregular ovulation
  • Dark or brown blood at the onset and at the end of menstruation
  • Headache or migraine with period
  • Lower backache; back pain with period
  • More serious imbalances, including endometriosis, uterine fibroids and uterine polyps
  • Frequent urination; bladder infections; incontinence
  • Chronic miscarriage; difficult pregnancies
  • Difficulty getting pregnant/infertility
  • Chronic constipation
  • Peri-menopausal/menopausal symptoms
  • Digestive issues.

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® involves an external non-invasive massage, guiding the uterus back into its correct position. This allows the organs around it to fall naturally into balance.

Toxins that have built up are released, and the hormones begin to function in a healthy way. As a result, the body’s natural healing capacity kicks in, warding off chronic disease.

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