We women are very different, but there is one thing that unites us. Yes, menstrual cramps. You will hardly find a woman who has not experienced them at least once in her life, and most of us experience them regularly.
Every month, millions of women around the world want to switch bodies with men so as not to experience this pain, or at least receive a treatment that helps them stay upright. Wait, ladies!
We found 6 ways to help you fight women’s pain and easily survive this time of month. Look at them!
How To Reduce Period Pain At Home
A scientist from University College London showed that a temperature of 40 ° C (104 ° F) helps to eliminate menstrual cramps. Dr. King, who led the research, said they are caused by a reduction in blood flow to the organs, resulting in tissue damage.
Most surprisingly, heat works in the same way as drugs, blocking pain receptors called P2X3. So, grab a hot water bottle or heating pad, put it on your belly, and feel the pleasant heat that kills your pain. By the way, if you have a cat, your period is the perfect time to get lots of warm hugs.
Have A Warm Bath
As mentioned above, heat helps relieve period pain. In addition, a bath is also a great way to relax physically and mentally.
Fill a bathtub with hot water, add some bath salts (lavender will handle stress very well), add 2-3 tablespoons of powdered ginger, put on your favorite music, make a cup of tea, and enjoy!
To enhance the effect, add several drops of essential oils:
- Lavender and clary sage relieve pain and help you relax.
- Cinnamon and eucalyptus reduce inflammation.
- Rose helps normalize your menstrual cycle and calm you down.
- Chamomile and ylang-ylang relax muscles and reduce irritability.
Massage Your Abdomen With Essential Oils
Studies show that an essential oil massage can relieve female pain. So, here are several massage techniques to help you survive these days:
Place the palms of your hands in the center of your abdomen and begin to draw large circles, pressing lightly. Do this 30 times.
Place the middle and index fingers of both hands on the navel, pressing down on the abdomen.
Draw a heart, moving up, to the sides, and down, finishing the shape below the navel. Then move your fingers up again. Repeat 20 to 30 times.
Place your hands on your back, under your ribs. Begin to move your hands downward, applying pressure, until you reach the tailbone. Repeat about 30 times.
Rub the lower part of the belly with both hands about 30 times. Knead your belly with your knuckles for about 30 seconds.
To enhance the effect and process more enjoyable, try some of the essential oils we recommend above. Or you can make a mixture of lavender, sage, and marjoram (2: 1: 1 ratio).
Drink Herbal Tea
Herbal tea is something that people have been drinking for centuries, based on the healing properties of herbs. While using tea for pain relief may seem strange to some, scientists have shown the benefits of chamomile tea for curing things like menstrual cramps.
It contains glycine, which relieves muscle spasms, thus relaxing the uterus. In addition, the effect of the tea is cumulative and can last up to 2 weeks.
Turmeric tea has also been shown to help with colic due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It also eliminates spasms, calms, and reduces swelling. So here is the recipe for this exotic tea:
- 24 g (0.8 oz) grated turmeric root
- 13 g (0.45 oz) grated ginger root
- 1/4 of a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- Several pieces of ground black pepper
- 80 g (2.8 oz) honey
- Juice of half a lemon
Mix the ingredients in a jar and stir well. Store in the refrigerator. To make the tea, take 1 teaspoon of the mixture and mix it with 170-230 ml (6-8 ounces) of boiling water. Add more pepper.
We all know that sleep is important to our health, but falling asleep during menstruation can be a real struggle. You know, all those cramps, headaches, and mood swings.
Your favorite pillow suddenly becomes uncomfortable and your mattress rebels against you … Then in the morning, you feel bloated and sleepy and get angry about anything.
To make your life a little better, we have some tips for sound sleep. Experts recommend sleeping in the fetal position, as it relaxes the muscles around the abdomen and reduces pain. Also, as the legs are compressed, there is less chance of leakage. Great!
Do you know any other tips to relieve menstrual pain? Have you tried any of the tips described above? What is your favorite? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments!