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Home remedies for painful periods

Home remedies for painful periods

Menstrual pain is very common and difficult to deal with. Menstrual cramps are throbbing and aching sensations causing discomfort in and around the lower back, thighs, and abdominal areas. This pain can be mild or so excruciating that many women have to seek medical attention from a certified gynecologist. Here in this article, we will discuss a few home remedies that can help deal with menstrual cramps :

Heat application

Applying heat to the area affected by cramps is the most common method for relieving pain. One can use a hot water bottle or heating pad to apply heat. The heat will make the uterus muscles relax and will reduce the pain. Studies have found that heat application can be as effective as taking pain medication. If you don’t have a heating pad, taking a hot water bath can help relieve menstrual pain too.

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Herbal or green teas

Herbal teas or green teas have anti-inflammatory properties. These herbal teas can help reduce muscle contractions and swelling. This will greatly reduce the pain that occurs as a result of contractions of uterine muscles. The best herbs and teas for reliving cramps are chamomile tea, cinnamon tea ( daalcheenee ki chai ), and ginger tea ( adarak chai ). 

Massage

Massage therapy is beneficial when it comes to relieving menstrual cramps. Only twenty minutes of massage is enough to lessen the pain. Make sure that you take the massage from a professional therapist, someone who knows which pressure points are going to help with the pain the most. These specific points are located around the abdomen, back, and sides. To make the massage even more effective, essential oils like lavender, peppermint ( pudeena ), or rose ( gulaab ) can be added.

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Turmeric ( Haldi )

Haldi or turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains a bioactive compound, curcumin that works against period cramps. During periods you can increase your turmeric intake. Add a pinch of turmeric to warm water and have it as a drink.

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Yoga poses

There are certain yoga poses that help with period cramps. For example, a child’s pose, plank pose, cat-cow pose, or cobra pose can provide quick pain relief during menstruation.

Menstrual cramps can be difficult to deal with but with self-care practices, it is possible to lessen the pain. Consult with a gynecologist if your pain is severe and does not get relieved by home remedies.

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Self-care is important!

Menstrual cramps can be difficult to deal with but with self-care practices, it is possible to lessen the pain. Consult with a gynecologist if your pain is severe and does not get relieved by home remedies.