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Home remedies for reducing menstrual cramps

November 13, 2018
Home remedies for reducing menstrual cramps

How to reduce menstrual cramps or how to get relief from stomach pain during periods has always topped the list of our queries. Periods are painful – we understand that. Therefore this time we have brought you something you have been waiting for since a while. Home Remedies for reducing menstrual cramps – yes you read that right! A quick way to provide relief from period cramps at home! It’s true, you don’t have to go through the unbearable pain anymore. So, read on!

Menstrual Cramps Relief Hacks

If you face severe menstrual cramps or have painful menstruation then you must give these following natural remedies for period pain a try.

Applying heat

Applying heat to your abdomen and lower back tend to get you relief from pain as it helps to relax the contracting muscles in the uterus. A study shows that applying a heat patch at 40°C to your abdomen and lower back during periods is very effective in reducing menstrual cramps for women aging 18 to 30 years. Furthermore, one may also take a hot shower or sip on warm fluids as these could be as effective as over-the-counter medicine for relieving period cramps.

Massaging with essential oils

A massage therapy for just about 20 minutes is also known to reduce menstrual cramps immediately after. One may use Sesame oil for massage as it is rich in linoleic acid and also has anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidant properties.

Exercising

It may sound untrue but exercise does help a lot in reducing menstrual cramps. It increases circulation to the pelvic region and releases endorphins. These act against the substances responsible for causing the uterine muscles to contract during periods (prostaglandins). Not sure about the exercises? Don’t worry, we have handcrafted an exercise timetable (as per your period cycle) just for you.

Exercising for reducing menstrual cramps

Drinking chamomile tea

A study shows that chamomile tea has period pain relieving properties. Chamomile is known to relax the muscles of the uterus and decrease the production of prostaglandins hence reducing the period pain.

Having an orgasm

While having a vaginal orgasm, the whole body is involved including even the spinal cord which signals the release of neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters such as endorphins and oxytocin are released which in turn have the capability of reducing period cramps.

Wondering if sex during your period is safe? Yes, it is. Sex during periods has its own advantages. Read more about it here.

Try these out and set yourself free from period pain! If you have any other tips and tricks for our Nua women for reducing menstrual cramps, do let us know by leaving a reply in the comments section below.

Additionally, if your period pain is too severe to restrict you from doing day-to-day activities, we recommend consulting a gynaecologist for a detailed checkup as it might be an indication of Endometriosis.

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2 Comments

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    Reply Vidhi Khadaria April 30, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    Can you suggest ways to deal with cramps during school or work? I often get very nauseous and cramps are really bad, so it is difficult to get through school, I don’t want to miss school and my mother doesn’t prefer taking medication.

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      Reply Nua May 6, 2019 at 2:52 pm

      Hi Vidhi, we can understand how difficult it must be for you to deal with painful periods during classes. Certain dietary changes and regular exercise can help reduce your cramps. We highly recommend consulting an expert to help you sketch out an exercise and dietary plan suited for your body 🙂

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