If you experience sore breasts during or before your period you may be wondering what causes it.
In a nutshell, sore breasts before your period are caused by inflammation and/or hormonal imbalances. So what can you do to ease breast soreness?
One thing you can do is called “Earthing” or “grounding,” which means to get better connected to the Earth.
How do you do this? One way is to go bare foot. This allows the Earth’s negative ions to travel up into your feet and enter into your ion channels which go throughout your body.
As they circulate through your body the negative ions decrease inflammation, including in your breasts so the soreness there begins to dissipate.
A lot of research has been done on this concept and many experts swear by the technique. Here’s what you need to do: walk barefoot on grass, concrete or sand at the beach for approximately 20 minutes each day. Actually, you don’t even have to walk. You can just sit with your bare feet on the ground.
Another way to relieve breast and nipple soreness involves putting a grounding pad on your bed at night. The pad is then plugged into the grounding part of an electrical outlet. You can also use a grounding blanket that also is plugged into the outlet. You should lay on the pad and/or underneath the blanket for 20 minutes each day.
With either of these techniques you should notice a decrease in soreness and inflammation almost immediately. Here’s a link to learn more about the techniques: http://www.gersonmedia.com/earthing.html.
The Real Cause of Sore Breasts Before and During Period
While Earthing, or grounding, is great for relieving PMS breast soreness it does not eliminate the cause of that soreness.
To eliminate the cause you need take a period vitamin that’s because breast soreness is caused by vitamin and mineral deficiencies in your body.
Keep your vitamins and minerals at the right levels and you will stop experiencing breast soreness altogether. Period vitamins also help eliminate other PMS symptoms like gas, bloating and cramps.
Keep in mind that not all breast soreness is a result of your period. Nipple soreness can also result from rough material rubbing against them or from an infection.
Two nutrients that help stop inflammation are magnesium and silica. These are both commonly found in a period vitamin. Another nutrient that helps decrease inflammation is Vitamin B6, which is also commonly found in a period vitamin.
So to recap, if you suffer from sore breasts during your period you may want to try Earthing as well as start taking a period vitamin.