Period pain is a normal part of menstruation that affects most women at least once in their lives. It can range from mild cramps to severe discomfort. Many women choose to use over-the-counter medications to relieve this pain, but there are other options available.
Eat More Fibre
One of the easiest ways to reduce menstrual cramping is by eating more fiber. Fiber helps keep things moving through your digestive system, so it can help prevent constipation and bloating. You can also try drinking more water throughout the day. This will help flush out toxins and keep your body hydrated. If you find yourself feeling bloated, drink some ginger tea. Ginger has been shown to ease stomach aches and cramps.
Drink More Water
Drinking plenty of water is one of the simplest ways to relieve period pain. In fact, research shows that women who drink at least eight glasses of water each day report less discomfort during menstruation than those who drink fewer than four glasses per day.
Take A Hot Bath
Another simple way to reduce menstrual cramps is by taking a hot bath. Research has shown that bathing in warm water reduces pain and inflammation associated with period cramps. You can also add essential oils to your bathwater to further relax your muscles and ease the pain. Rose essential oil is extremely useful (read more here)
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese technique used to relieve stress and tension. It involves applying pressure to certain points on the body to stimulate energy flow throughout the body. This helps to promote relaxation and improve circulation.
Yoga has been shown to help reduce menstrual cramps by improving blood flow and relaxing muscles. You can do yoga at home with just a few simple moves. Try these poses to get natural relief for period pain:
1) Downward Dog (or Child’s Pose):
Lie down on the floor with your legs straight and your arms stretched above your head. Inhale deeply as you lift your chest up toward the ceiling. Exhale as you lower yourself back down into child’s pose. Repeat 5 times.
Lie on your stomach with your hands under your shoulders and knees bent 90 degrees. Raise your hips off the ground while inhaling and then slowly lower them back down. Repeat 5 times. If you feel any discomfort, stop immediately.
3) Seated Forward Bend:
Sit upright with your feet flat on the floor and your spine straight. Lean forward until your forehead touches the floor. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times.
If you have any other suggestions please put them in the comment box below so other people can get some natural relief for period pain.
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