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How to Reduce Menstrual Cramps or Period Pain [10 Tips]

Period pain is the most painful time for every Girl/Woman out there. For two to three days, this pain causes a serious nightmare and inexpressible pain. The only thing that every woman wishes is, “I wish; I am free of this period pain.“ And that is why we are discussing a few points on How to reduce period pain and making it easier for you to pass these times.

10 Home Remedies to Reduce Period Pain

Here are 10 Home remedies to reduce period pain and discomfort in your life. Get back to your scheduled life with all the happiness and try these remedies. Wish to add some more suggestions? Comment down below.

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1. Heat Bag

Heat bags are a must in period cramps; in fact, I suggest to all my female friends to have a heat bag ready with them.

Heat bags help in relaxing the uterus muscles and improve the blood circulation around the uterus. Along with relieving the pain, it helps in keeping a positive mood and calmness.

Most people take OTC pain relievers to reduce pain. But this should not be your first step because it affects your hormonal balance. Additionally, there can be future complications. The best and first remedy is to use a heat bag and have a good massage time scrolling through your Instagram or watching a movie.

2. Hot Water Tub Session

The most common experience you can face during periods is a sweaty and irritable body.

Pamper yourself with a Hot water tub session with essential oils and relax your body. Hot water will help in the relaxation of the muscles and reducing the pain. Moreover, a hot water session will also give you a calm and positive mood to focus on your other works.

15-20 minutes of this session is fairly enough to relax your abdominal muscles.

3. Avoid Caffeine [A Must]

In the above two methods, we discussed how to relax abdominal muscles to reduce period pain. But it is also important to avoid certain types of food that count caffeine as a must.

Caffeine can cause bloating and discomfort in the urinal passage. The best you should do is avoid caffeine and foods that cause such problems. Salty foods, alcohol, and fatty patty foods will cause discomfort; avoid such foods during your menstrual cramps.

4. Follow a Vegetarian Diet

We were not sure about this unless we studied an article by the public medical department on PMS. A vegetarian diet helps you in avoiding bloating and retention of fats that can cause discomfort.

Vegetarian diets are low-fat and easy to digest; additionally, they maintain your body’s eco-system and give you comfort.

5. Exercise – Please, Exercise

Exercising helps you in maintaining the ecosystem of your body and improving your overall health.

30 minutes of mild exercise will help you in the reduction of period pain. Moreover, it improves stamina and gives you enough strength to actively work on other things while you are bleeding.

You don’t need to do those heavy lifting and intense workouts that drench you out. Instead, you can do smaller activities and basic exercises to maintain your health and reduce period pain.

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6. Use Essential Oils on Your Tummy

Experts suggest the use of Essential Oils as one of the best remedies to reduce menstrual cramps.

The right procedure to use an essential oil on your tummy is,

  • Get some essential oil online or from a nearby local store.
  • Mix it with a carrier oil such as coconut or jasmine oil.
  • Rub the mixture between your fingers and gently massage it on your belly button.
  • A certain type of circular motion each day will help you avoid bloating and reduce menstrual pain.

7. Acupressure

Acupressure experts suggest the use of acupressure to reduce the menstrual cramp during your periods. It doesn’t take much effort to reduce pain using acupressure. All you need to do is gently press your elbow joint with your fingers and reduce the period pain.

You can find several acupressure points from an expert and reduce the pain during menstruation.

8. Stay Hydrated, Drink Luke Warm Water

Hydration improves the flow of blood in your body, especially lukewarm or hot water. This reduces bloating and increases blood flow in your body. Moreover, this also reduces the pain caused due to urinary cramps.

As much as you can. Yes, the stupidest question to ask is how much water you should drink to stay hydrated. It totally depends on your body and how much full you can. Moreover, please don’t drink it excess in a single time; take some frequent intervals and drink evenly.

9. Reduce Stress

Stress can directly affect your menstrual pain, and this is because you are not mentally accepting it. According to my theory, if you do not accept the pain and do not adopt it, you will only feel it more. Instead, prepare yourself to accept and then treat it.

Most women are stressed in periods due to the thought of embarrassment and not being able to do anything about it. Have this straight in your mind; periods are okay, periods are normal. Don’t stress yourself, and it will affect your mental health and lead you to lack confidence and health problems in the future.

10. Distraction and Comfort

Distractions will help you in actually moving on from your period’s pain. It may sound awkward or illogical, but studies suggest distractions help you reduce the pain. You can call your friends at home and play card games or watch a Netflix movie. Anything that can help you forget your friends will do.

Getting you in a cosy mood and switching to baggy clothes and pyjamas is the best outfit during periods. Keep yourself loose and comfort your body with everything you can. Treat it for bearing the menstrual pain, and it will always work. A few articles suggest orgasms as one of the best ways to treat your period pain, but there are no direct relations or evidence for this remedy.

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Final Words | Get Relief From Period Pain

These were our top 10 tips on reducing period pain; we suggest you exercise, follow a vegetarian diet, and always be stress-free for a better and healthy lifestyle. Hope we have helped you reduce the period pain and if you have any doubts, questions, or want to have discussions with us. Drop them in the comment section below and we would love to answer them.

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