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Menstrual Cramps - Skip the pills and try these healthier methods instead

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

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Ladies, let's talk about a topic that we all dread every month - menstrual cramps. Every woman experiences these painful sensations differently, but one thing is for sure, they can disrupt our daily activities and leave us feeling miserable. While popping

painkillers may seem like the most convenient solution, relying on medication for every period can have adverse effects on our bodies. So, in this blog post, I want to share with you some tried and true methods to relieve menstrual cramps that are not only natural but also effective.

Ayurvedic methods have been around for centuries, and they focus on balancing the three doshas within our bodies. To alleviate menstrual cramps, Ayurvedic practitioners recommend

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Ginger Lemon Tea

drinking warm ginger tea. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce pain and relax the muscles. I like to steep a tablespoon of fresh chopped ginger in hot water with lemon. You can also try drinking hot water with a pinch of turmeric to ease discomfort during your period. Another Ayurvedic remedy is to apply a few drops of warm castor oil on your lower abdomen and gently massage it in a clockwise direction. This can help reduce the intensity of cramps.

Western methods include using over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen. While these can provide temporary relief, they can also have negative side effects on us if used frequently. Instead, you can try using a heating pad or a hot water bottle on your lower abdomen. The heat helps soothe the muscles and reduces pain, which is why a hot shower is always one of my favorite remedies for muscle soreness and migraine headaches. Some studies have also shown that taking magnesium supplements can help alleviate menstrual cramps, so consider adding them to your health regimen.

Homeopathic methods also offer natural alternatives to alleviate menstrual cramps. One such remedy is using black cohosh, an herb traditionally used to reduce menstrual pain. It's available in

the form of a pill or tincture, is affordably priced, and can help regulate your menstrual cycle. Another homeopathic treatment is using Chaste Tree berry tea, which can help regulate hormones and reduce cramps.

New age treatments like acupuncture and acupressure have gained popularity in recent years for treating menstrual cramps. Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to alleviate pain, while acupressure involves applying pressure to these points using your fingers. Both of these methods can help stimulate blood flow and reduce cramps.

Apart from these treatments, it's also essential to take care of yourself during your period. Make sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and herbal teas. Hydration helps your muscles relax,

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reducing cramps. Gentle massage and stretching can also help improve blood flow and reduce discomfort. You could also try doing some light body movements like walking, yoga, or swimming to alleviate cramps.

Finally, taking care of your emotional and mental well-being is equally important during your period. xo Take breaks when needed, practice relaxation techniques like deep breathing and mindfulness, and get enough rest. Stress and anxiety can make your period worse, so it's crucial to take care of your mental health during this time.

Menstrual cramps are a natural phenomenon that most women experience, but they do not have to disrupt your life. You can try these natural remedies and self-care practices to ease the pain and discomfort during your period. Remember to listen to your body and find what works best for you. And always consult your doctor if your menstrual cramps are severe or disrupt your daily activities. Remember, your period is not a curse, but a natural and essential part of your reproductive health. Take care and be kind to yourself, ladies!


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