5 DIY Natural Period Cramp Cures
Raise your hand if you’re popping pain meds basically every day of your period.
If you’re looking to stop this habit, we got your back! There are actually tons of natural period cures for cramps that can ease your pain (and save you some cash at the drugstore).
Try these tactics the next time your periods roll in.
Take a hot bath or shower
Draw yourself a steamy, hot bath or take a window-fogging long shower— the heat reduce the intensity of your cramps. Heat regulates the blood flow to your pelvic area, which, in turn, helps relax the muscles causing cramps in the first place.
Make sure to stay hydrated
Drinking more water can actually help lessen bloating by keeping your digestive system running smoothly. Make sure to add enough water in your diet by adding in water-rich fruits and vegetables like cucumber and watermelon. Warm beverages too can have a relaxing effect on the pelvic muscles and ease the pain.
Stick to a healthy diet
Take a self-care day
Booking a massage to relax or getting an acupuncture appointment can help ease aches all over – so why not try it when you’re cramping? Plus, you’ll likely leave feeling zen enough not to worry about anything else.
Unwind with a little yoga
Regular yoga practice can help with symptoms associated with menstruation. Different types of yoga, from asana practice to pranayama and other relaxation and meditation techniques can reduce the menstrual pain.
So with these new natural remedies, maybe it’s time for you to finally put those pain meds away! Try them out, and let us know what worked for you!