4 natural remedies for period pain
Around 80 per cent of women experience period pain at some stage in their lives. Nearly ten per cent of women admit to being nearly bedridden with period pain at some time during their cycle.
Fortunately, there are many natural remedies available. By taking time to try different remedies or making subtle lifestyle changes you might be able to make period pain a thing of the past.
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- Herbs such as campbark, skullcap or black haw can help ease cramping. Black cohosh and Dong Quai can help balance the hormones.
- Evening primrose oil is rich in gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), an anti inflammatory prostoglandin that has the ability to counter the inflammatory hormones that cause period pain.
- According to studies, 66 per cent of women experienced less pain when using a magnet. They can easily be attached to your abdomen and are discreet enough to be worn all day.
- Acupuncture boasts wonderful results in treating pain. You would need to consider weekly visits over a number of menstrual cycles, but it can be well worth it.
I’m extremely lucky and suffer virtually no pain at all. Personally I believe that the correct diet can work wonders, along with gentle exercise. If the energy in your body is flowing freely, relaxed and is not stagnant, then pain will reduce. A hot water bottle can be soothing and help ease cramping during painful times.
[amazon-product small=”1″]0470153792[/amazon-product]I also wonder if period pain can be attitude and belief based. I would love to run a study on how women feel about periods and whether this affects the level of discomfort they experience.
What about you? Do you have a tried and tested natural remedy for period pain? What is your (and your partner’s) attitude towards menstruation – do you think this affects your experience of it?
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