10 Natural Remedies For Period Pain

By Ipsa Sweta Dhal
10 natural remedies for period pain

Period pains are scientifically termed as menstrual cramps. Every woman has faced such kind of pain in her life and for some it reappears every single month during their menstrual cycle.

Woman get menstrual cramps because of the tightening of the uterus muscles hence leading to the agony and discomfort.

All women dread that first day of their periods when they are bound to get cramps.

Well, not to worry because here are a few natural remedies to reduce period cramps quickly!


#1 Exercise

Yes, you read it right. Though it is not advisable to indulge in high intensive exercises during your periods but it is always helpful to get some light exercises in order to reduce cramps. When you do brisk walking or dancing, the body is pumped with more blood resulting in the release of endorphins. This helps in effectively reducing the pain.

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#2 Apply Heat

Heat helps to ease the contracting muscles in your uterus which is the underlying cause of the cramps. You can use a heat pad and gently pat it all over your belly to ease the pain. If you don't have access to a heating bag you can also use a plastic bottle and put hot water in it.


#3 Drink Chamomile Tea

Studies have shown that this fragrant tea has the chemical compounds which help in relieving period cramps. The hippurate found in it is anti-inflammatory in nature and helps to relieve menstrual cramps.


#4 Make Sure To Get Enough Vitamin D

As the saying goes, ‘Prevention is better than cure', it is necessary for the body to absorb enough vitamin D to prevent the onset of menstrual cramps. Studies show that people who had higher doses of vitamin D tend to get less cramps than people who have a deficiency.


#5 Have An Orgasm

Yes, you read that absolutely right! Having an orgasm helps to relieve all kinds of pain, including cramps. The uterus is usually in a relaxed position before the orgasm. But at the moment of climax the blood flow increases resulting in reduced cramps. It also helps to release endorphin which helps to relieve cramps.


#6 Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese medicine, which involves sticking the skin with small needles to stimulate the body at certain points.
Studies show that acupuncture at certain points in the body helps in relieving period cramps. It is always better than a placebo control.


#7 Improve Your Diet

Studies suggest that improving your diet by adding more vegetables to it and cutting down fats helps in reducing period cramps. A low-fat diet helps to reduce the overall inflammation in the body.

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#8 Fish Oil And Vitamin B1

Another natural way to get rid of period cramps is to take fish oil supplements and vitamin B1. It is advisable to take 100 milligrams per day to make it effective. In a study conducted, it was shown that teens who included these oils in their daily diet suffered from less pain than teens who did not.


#9 Massage With Essential Oils

Massage with essential aromatic oils like lavender or sage essential oil helps in relieving menstrual cramps. Studies conducted on women show that these fragrant oils help in relieving pain effectively. Just make sure to dilute these essential oils with a neutral lotion for best results.


#10 Magnesium In Diet

Up the level of magnesium in your diet as it helps to reduce menstrual cramps. Magnesium is naturally found in many foods and helps to regulate nerve and muscle functioning. The amount of magnesium you should consume depends on the severity of the cramps.

There are a lot of natural and risk-free ways to deal with cramps and women, now you don't have to dread THOSE days and can live a carefree life!

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    Story first published: Monday, December 18, 2017, 22:00 [IST]
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