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Home Remedies To Reduce Menstrual Pain

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Menstrual Pain affects many people before and during their period. While some people only experience mild pain, others aren’t quite as lucky. In some cases, the pain from period cramps can be extreme and can totally make your day moody .

What causes menstrual Pain ?

menstrual Pain (cramps) are caused by contractions in your uterus. These contractions are triggered by changes in your body’s hormone levels. When you menstruate, your uterus contracts and sheds its lining, which is released as blood through your vagina.

If your Menstrual Pain has been quite unbearable , below are Home Remedies that are guaranteed to help you .


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1. Massage your tummy with essential oils 

Recent research shows that some essential oils can help ease menstrual pain when massaged into the abdomen, especially when used in a blend of oils.

Oils that are effective at reducing menstrual pain include:lavender,sage,rose,cinnamon and clove.You can find essential oils online, or at your local health store. Some drugstores may sell them too.

Before using these essential oils, you have to mix them with a starter oil, like coconut oil. starter oils work by safely “carrying” the essential oil into your skin, and helps to spread the oil over a large area.

Once your oil mixture is ready to use, rub a few drops between your hands and then give your tummy a gentle rub.

For a positive results massaging in a circular motion for just five minutes a day before and during your period can help lessen pains and boost circulation in your abdomen.

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2. Hydration

Research has shown you are more likely to have abdominal cramps during your period if you’re dehydrated.

Drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Especially when the weather is hot, or when you just finished exercising, really helps in minimizing the pain .

3. Using Acupressure

Acupressure is the application of pressure and not needles on specific points on the body, to control symptoms such as pain.

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4. Use a heat patch

Using a heated patch or wrap on your abdomen can help relax the muscles of your uterus. Heat can also boost circulation in your abdomen, which can reduce pain.

According to a 2004 study, wearing a heat wrap for cramps is actually more effective than taking an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever, like Ibuprofen.

You can find abdominal heat patches at your local drugstore and online. They are easy to use. Just peel and stick them on your abdomen.

If you can't afford to buy a heat patch you can make one at home ,boil hot water , after the water gets hot ,dip a clean towel into it and Remove it after some seconds when it's not too hot, place it on your tummy.

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5. Soak in a tub

Soaking your body in a warm bathtub is another remedy to give your pelvic muscles the warmth they need to relax.

You can quicken the pain-relieving process by adding a few drops of essential oils like lavender, sage, or rose to your bath water.

Try to relax in a warm bath for at least 10 minutes to get the most benefits from it.


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6. Exercise 

According to a recent research low-to-medium intensity aerobic exercise can help reduce pain caused by menstrual cramps.

In the research, scientists discovered that women who did 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three days a week, for eight weeks, showed significant reductions in period cramps.

Consider biking to work, going for a brisk walk at lunchtime, dancing to your favorite tunes, or playing a sport you enjoy.

 It’s also a good idea to avoid certain foods that can cause water retention, bloating, and discomfort. These include:salty foods, alcohol, caffeine and fatty foods .


In conclusion these home remedies are effective to make sure that menstrual pain is minimized .If pain persists after period then you should see a doctor.


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