Being a woman is such a glamorous experience… until that time of the month comes around. Everything was going great then here comes the mood swings, headaches, lower back pain, bloating and worst of all – CRAMPING.
You would think that you would gain a sort of resistance to it after all of these years, yet every month you find yourself curled into a ball fighting off tears! Menstrual pain is NO joke! However, we have been blessed with the wonderful gift of womanhood, so we must make the best of these unfortunate circumstances.
Midol and Ibuprofen are super inexpensive and convenient, but they are not the only ways to combat menstrual cramping. In fact, there are more natural ways to get back to our normal selves without the help of drug store medication. Here are 4 effective remedies to relieve abdominal pain at home!
I know that being active doesn’t sound too appealing while your insides feel as if they are being ripped out, but I promise that it works. Despite your doubts, being immobile during your menstrual cycle is the absolute worst decision to make. Working out not only increases blood circulation within the pelvic region ,but it also increases endorphins, or the body’s “feel good” hormone.
It may be a bit uncomfortable at first, but after about 10 minutes, you will start to experience relief. Intense exercise during this time is not completely necessary. Taking about 30 minutes to walk around your neighborhood, doing yoga in your living room, or even dancing in the mirror will do the trick.
2. Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea is not only used as a soothing sleep aid – It can also fight off abdominal pain! This naturally sedative tea contains properties proven to relax muscles within the body. Chamomile is also helpful to the digestive system as it fights off bloating and releases pressure and excess gas within the abdomen.
Enjoy a cup or two before bed ,and your uterus will thank you by morning time.
Applying heat directly to the your aching belly will relax muscle contractions within the uterus. There are plenty of heating pads designed to help with cramping, but a hot towel or water bottle will do just fine. Just lie down on your back, and try to relax for about 30 minutes or so. You will be good to go in no time!
4. Essential Oils
Essential oils are a quick fix for just about everything! They are all natural, safe, and are conveniently available for purchase. Though there are many forms to aid with pain relief, cypress, chamomile, and clary sage are my favorite ones to use during my menstrual cycle.
These three work to attack cramping heads on, and they also increase blood circulation within the abdomen area. A few other great choices are ylang ylang , peppermint, and lavender oil. Rubbing a few drops of these oils accompanied with a heat compress will provide both fast and lasting relief.
Menstrual cramps are not enough to ruin our day. I hope that you have found these tips useful, and also check out the link below for more helpful tips to combat abdominal pain!
About the Author
Trysh Sutton is a wife, mother, attorney, interior decorator, strategic leader and owner of Pure Path Essential Oils. She has an eye for business, innovation and perfection – and a desire to help her family, her friends and herself live a healthy and happy life.
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