Suffering from severe period pain? Well, it’s a common thing for every woman to go through. While some women only experience mild cramps, others aren’t quite as lucky.
The mood swings, throbbing aches and pains, bloating, staining of good lingerie, cravings for sugary and salty processed foods, and the spontaneous urge to punch someone, are just a few of the many symptoms of menstruation that women have to struggle with every month.
Period pain can be so bad that doctors have given it a medical name: dysmenorrhea.
There are some simple period pain relief home remedies that will help you on getting fast relief.
1.Curl Up With a Heating Pad
Applying a heating pad, heat wrap, or hot water bottle to your abdomen works wonders for relieving menstrual cramps. Another option is to soak in a warm bath, which can help relax the muscles in the abdomen, back, and legs.
2.Enjoy herbal teas
Herbal teas have anti-inflammatory properties and antispasmodic compounds that can reduce the muscle spasms in the uterus that cause cramping. Drinking chamomile, fennel, or ginger tea is an easy, natural way to relieve menstrual cramps. Plus, herbal teas can have other benefits like stress relief and helping with insomnia.
3.Massaging with essential oils
Massaging your abdomen for as little as 5 minutes a day may be able to help relieve menstrual cramps.
Before using essential oils like lavender, rose, cinnamon, etc, you’ll mix them with a carrier oil, like coconut oil or jojoba oil. Carrier oils work by safely “carrying” the essential oil into your skin, and helping to spread the oil over a large area.
Once your oil mixture is ready to use, rub a few drops between your hands and then give your tummy a gentle massage.
4.Avoid caffeine and salty foods
During menstruation, it’s also a good idea to avoid certain foods that can cause water retention, bloating and discomfort. Some types of foods to stay away from when you have cramps include:
Yoga can be helpful in dealing with menstrual cramps. Some yoga positions are so effective at relieving menstrual pain that once you attempt them, they will probably become a part of your pain management routine.