I decided to hunt and present a helpful, women related article for all the ladies of the world. I know that for about 40 years in a lady’s life, she has to go through a monthly painful period called the menstrual cycle. These cramps are caused by the uterus contracting, and then relaxing which brings headaches, neck pains, fatigue, nausea, and possibly even diarrhea. Anyways, I have found very useful information all around the internet about natural and unnatural ways to relieve period / menstrual cramps.
- Heating pads
Place a warm heating pad on your abdomen. Actually, heating pads will lose their heating ability before too long. I would suggest making your own sock bag. How?
Use an old tube sock.
- Tube Sock
(men’s tube sock works best)
Tea & Medicinal Alchohol
- Fill it up with a pound or two of cheap white rice.
- Tie the open end in a tight knot so the rice can’t leak out.
- Then, spritz the sock (where the rice is located) with tap water. Spritzing the rice will help keep it moist so it doesn’t dry out.
- Finally, place the filled sock in the microwave. A minute or so on the “High” setting should get the rice nice and hot.
- Lay your homemade Rice Sock Bag over your abdominal area.
A cup of hot mint tea or lime tea with lemon. A piece of cloth with medicinal alcohol on the belly and a 2-hour nap on the belly. The tea and alcohol will both induce sleep and numb the pain.Showers
Just quick and warm showers.Exercise
Exercise routines, practiced throughout your cycle, but particularly a few days before the onset of your period may help to reduce pain by lowering your levels of prostaglandins. Exercise also helps to keep the blood flowing in your pelvis, easing that heavy, bloated feeling. Workouts that stretch your body, like cycling with your legs up in the air, are best. Don’t exercise during menstrual periods and avoid much physical effort.Food
1. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
2. Avoid spicy food.
3. Zinc, calcium, and B vitamins obtained in food and supplements have been found to reduce cramps, bloating and other symptoms.Massage
Massage can ease menstrual cramps. Gently rub your abdomen, or ask your partner to massage your back.Natural Herbs
The herb that’s known as ‘Black Cohosh’ has been in the spotlight for the last several years. It’s shown to be effective in treating the symptoms of menopause. It’s also is effective in treating menstrual cramps as well. You can find the Black Cohosh herb at your local healthfood store.
The herb that’s known as ‘Cramp Bark’ is an effective treatment to relieve menstrual cramps. Cramp Bark relaxes the muscles of the uterus. It can also help relieve lower back and leg pain.
- Hormone Treatment Prescriptions
Anti-prostaglandins are drugs that reduce the effect of prostaglandins and your doctor may prescribe them for you. Birth control pills are the most common prescriptions used to rid cramps. However, there are side effects involved in birth control pills.
In the past, many women with menstrual problems had an operation known as a D & C (Dilation and Curettage) to remove some of the lining of the uterus. This particular operation is rarely performed today but when a woman’s periods are very heavy as well as painful, her doctor may recommend its modern equivalent, endometrial ablation, which involves treatment with a laser.