It’s that time of the month again and your toes want to curl up because you suffer from severe cramping. It’s the way of the woman and unfortunately there aren’t any quick fixes aside from having your ovaries removed. But if you embrace this side of being a woman and you use a few natural remedies, the pain may not go away entirely, but you will be able to manage it and the depth of your cramps will be eased somewhat substantially. Try any number or even all these tricks below to find what works for you and which methods relieve cramping faster than others.
The Art of Distraction
The more focused you are on the pain, the more you feel it. Distract yourself and take a spin here, read a book or simply watch a movie. It won’t take the pain away entirely, but it will relieve it somewhat.
As crazy as it sounds, the minute you get moving your cramps will begin to subside. The blood circulation helps with movement and as a result, your cramps begin to ease away.
The heat from the water soothes and relaxes your muscles, in turn relaxing the cramping. Besides, who doesn’t love a good bath so take advantage of that.
Warm Water Bottle
Just like a warm bath, a warm water bottle has the same effect. Place it on the affected area while you watch that movie or read a book and it will begin to ease the cramping.
The IUD is a contraceptive which can ease period pain. It can also take away your monthly period. You should consult your gynaecologist before choosing an option you think is best for yourself as there are a few.
Drink More Water
Make sure you stay hydrated during this time of the month. Water minimalizes the bloating which helps ease the cramps with less pressure on your ovaries.
Change Your Diet
Believe it or not, your diet has a direct impact on your monthly cycle. You can reduce inflammation by eating foods which aid in this regard. To mention some includes blueberries, gem squash, tomatoes and omega 3 rich foods. Almonds and dark leafy greens such as spinach are also good and promote a healthier lifestyle.
Chamomile tea has loads of health benefits and one of them includes in provisional aid through menstrual cramps. The calming ingredient eases and soothes which is ideal for women who suffer from severe cramps. Combined with a hot water bottle, you will begin to feel results rather quickly.
Despite not being able to instantly get rid of menstrual cramps, there are changes you can make to your lifestyle to help reduce the pain and comfortability. Use one or more of these methods to see which works best for you. All of the above have been proven to work in various women, so you should find a fix that works for you. If, however you don’t, you should seek medical advice as the problem could be the symptom of something else.