How to treat menstrual cramps?

How to treat menstrual cramps?

Does your menstruation cycle mean horrifying days for you? Do you dread due to painful cramps? A lot of women suffer from painful periods which are really hard to survive and can often make you hate the whole phenomenon. Most women are also unaware of the effective natural remedies that can make their periods comfortable and pain-free. Women frequently opt taking maximum doses of ibuprofen during their periods to lessen their pain. Here are some of the natural strategies that can help you avoid the medicines yet give relief and aid your pain.


  • Practice Yoga

How to treat menstrual cramps?

Yoga is believed to be a complete game changer for women during those most physically and mentally exhausting times of the month. You can try different yoga poses to beat pain occurring during periods. Also, you can indulge in some other form of exercise as it is important to gently work out in your periods.


  • Alter regular eating habits & go green

How to treat menstrual cramps?

Green leafy vegetables are a great dietary source of magnesium, calcium, and countless other micronutrients.  These nutrients help you to meditate muscle contractions and are also considered to be mildly cleansing. Eating more greens will help you save yourself from bloating as well. Here are a few healthy salads you could consider trying.


  • A cup of tea can do wonders

How to treat menstrual cramps?

Try a cup of Raspberry leaf or jasmine flavored green tea as they work wonders in calming the body and mind. Raspberry leaf is considered to be a mild uterine tonic.


  • Try acupuncture

Practicing acupuncture can be of significant help. Certain acupuncture points assure regulation of blood flow through the abdominal cavity resulting in relaxation of the nervous system which can help calm muscular contractions. Studies have proven that acupuncture is just as effective as the counter anti-inflammatory medicines which help in eliminating pain.


  • Say no to coffee

How to treat menstrual cramps?

Caffeine is known to constrict blood vessels and caffeine, especially from coffee should be strictly avoided during menstruation.  Caffeine may cause the vessels that feed the uterus to tighten more than they normally do.  If you’re a diehard coffee drinker and can’t cut it out entirely, try avoiding it just in the week before your period and you will definitely witness remarkable changes.

  • Use a Heating Pad

A heating pad or hot water bottle is a simple and true way to reduce muscle spasms. It is considered as one of the most effective ways for cramp reliefs. When nothing seems to come to your rescue, a hot water bottle can indeed liberate you from the excruciating pain of cramps.





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Ashwathi is an enthusiastic traveller and dancer with a passion for movies and music. Hailing from an Army background, she considers herself fortunate enough to have experienced the diverse cultures that India boasts of. She is a graduate in Journalism and Mass Communications and has worked in print, radio and television.