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IN Lifestyle ON 30 Mar, 2016
Period cramps are awful. When I was younger, my period cramps were so painful that I used to doze all day on my bed in my blanket with a hot water bag resting on me. But it also meant that I would miss work and school, which was bad.
Periods are a monthly scare, and it's better if we don't let the flow dictate our life. If you too are with me and want to kick off those period cramps, then read this story. These natural remedies will help you curb your cramps and they won't even harm your body.
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Using a hot water bottle is a great home remedy to fight that pain. When heat is applied to an area of internal pain, it activates the heat buds in our body. You can even go hug your honey. It's about being cozy anyways.
The best way to get rid of cramps is to get moving. Wear your joggers, put on your shoes. Exercise will help loosen the lining from the uterus and clots.
The frog pose is the best remedy for the cramps as it targets the pelvic area. You can do it easily at home. Take your legs wider than your hip width, feet turned out. You now need to lower yourself forward resting on your elbows and gently rocking your hips forward and backward enjoying the stretch.
Ginger is a proven anti-inflammatory agent. You can boil ginger molasses in water and add in lemon making a zesty drink.
Fennel is known for helping digestion, reduce bloating. These seeds taste like black licorice but it would be good to consult a doctor before trying any home remedy.
Some people prefer the cold remedies than the hot water ones. A cold pack will decrease inflammation and help you cool down comfortably.
Staying dehydrated is very important especially when you are on your period. Carry a reusable water everywhere with you.
Yoga relaxes your body and mind. But 'downward facing dog' is very effective in relieving pain. Try a hot yoga and feel your cramps fading away.
Being sweaty and, soak in the tub. Candles, bath bombs, Epsom salts and maybe a glass of wine. The warm water will help your body relax. Moreover, a little pampering won't harm.
Chamomile tea is known for having Glycin, that is a chemical for spasms and cramps.
Coffee contains caffeine and it causes unnecessary bloating. It is also an inflammatory agent which can possibly irritate your internal organs.
Cheers! Why? Because our glass of fun contains a compound called resveratrol has been shown to reduce cramps and contractions.
Resist eating fried food. You might be having worldwide cravings like french fries and churros, trust me you got to hold that urge and eat loads of fruits instead.
Give your chocolate cravings wings and let yourself gorge on dark chocolate. It boosts endorphins, which is a painkiller and reduces stress and put you in a better mood.
Yes, having an orgasm while you are on your period helps a lot in the pain. Orgasms stimulate the pelvic region, making it easier to expel blood from the uterus. It's also a way to relax and soak in all the happy hormones.