10 simple solutions to reduce Period Pain

 

Period is the god gift to women. It gives her the ability to give life and produce another human being. We women sometimes might hate the monthly bothering but we are glad that we have it.

Along with period, one which comes every month is the PAIN! Very few women are blessed with a painless period. Period pain, often called as menstrual cramps are experienced by almost every women out there.

Since period pain comes every month, we are least bothered about it. We are so much used to it that we have learned to ignore the pain. Sometimes it makes us take a day off or cancel important meetings.

Though it is common in most of the women, it is good if we know the solution to stop the pain or reduce the pain. Many people go for painkillers for instant relief. There are other natural ways to ease pain during periods.

Let’s see one by one.

 

1) Hot water Bag

 

Not only period pain, but hot water bag also helps to reduce any kinds of stomach pain. Hot Water alleviates abdominal pain in a similar way painkiller reduces the pain instantly.

I used to keep a hot water bottle on my tummy and trust me it is very relaxing especially when you are getting cramps. If not water bottle, nowadays you can get Rubber Hot water bottles which are flat in structure and can be placed comfortably on the stomach.

Just keep it on your stomach and lay down until you feel relaxed.

 

2) Herbal Tea

 

Drinking hot liquid helps to relieve the period pain. You can warm full glass of water and start drinking it slowly. As the hot liquid eases the cramps your pain will be reduced or stopped.

If you are getting frequent pain then go for Herbal tea. Add Tulasi (Basil) or Rose or Tea leaves in your regular tea. Tulasi is the best because it has medicinal properties.

Avoid coffee or caffeine during period time.

 

3) Exercise

 

You might have heard people advising you about exercise during periods. Yes, it is true!

Don’t be a Couch Potato! Forget that you are on periods and start doing daily work even though you have pain. If you don’t exercise the pain will never go away.

Do simple ones such as stretching your legs, walking, lower abs exercises etc.

 

4) Fenugreek seeds

 

Dysmenorrhea mentions the study about Fenugreek seeds on 101 women of similar age. They were given 900mg capsules of Fenugreek seeds 3 times a day. During the menstrual cycle, the pain experienced by these women was way less than those women without Fenugreek seeds.

You get these in any of the Indian Grocery shops. Take less than a handful of Fenugreek seeds and swallow them. Since they are very bitter in taste don’t bite them. Drink a full glass of water.

 

5) Rest & Peace of mind

 

This is the mood swings time. A lot of women may not notice the changes within them but it definitely makes sense to people who are around.

Don’t be stressed out. Though travel will not harm, it may cause excessive fatigue & exhaustion.

Enjoy your time with a Book you love and warm tea. Never let the mood rule you.

 

6) Eat, Sleep & Repeat

 

This advice stands well for all the time. Eating a good amount of proteins, calcium, iron & magnesium content, avoiding junk food, including greens in your food, eating 3 times a day etc are important. Eat foods such beetroot which increases blood hemoglobin levels.

Have a sound sleep at least for 8 hours. The more you sleep, the more you feel energetic and relaxed. Good food and sleep can take away your stress and make everything better.

 

Carrots are rich in Iron. Hence eat more carrots during your period.

 

7)  Drink Water

 

Drinking water is one solution to many problems. You need to be well hydrated in order to have a healthy life.

If you cannot drink (But you should!) enough water, then drink fruit juices. Funda is to consume more fluids and avoiding sodas. Water helps with digestion, blood circulation, and many other things.

 

8)  YOGA

 

You must practice Yoga on daily basis. Practicing Yoga during the rest of your non-period days helps to reduce the contractions thus reducing the pain.

Yoga actually helps with the blood flow. Here is the Detailed guide on the type of Asanas you can practice for blood circulation. Don’t stop just after one or two months. Keep practicing and you will definitely see the results.

 

9) Turmeric & Milk

 

Have you ever tried warm milk mixed with Turmeric? It tastes yum! You may already know that Turmeric has medicinal properties.

Warm a glass of milk, mix turmeric and Sugar. Drink this while it is still warm. This magical drink is no less than any pain killer. You will get instant relief.

 

10)  Hot Water Bath

 

We have already seen how hot tea or hot water bottle helps to relax your muscles. If you don’t feel satisfied with these 2 then go for hot water bath! Trust me, it works.

The hot water bath helps to relax whole body muscles thus giving immediate comfort from the pain.

 

I’m sure these tips will definitely help you. If the pain is very severe then I suggest to consult GYN and conduct a thorough checkup.

 

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38 thoughts on “10 simple solutions to reduce Period Pain

  1. Kaye says:

    Thank you for sharing, need to try out the fenugreek seeds and turmeric and milk. I do get cramps quite bad and hopefully this could help ease the pain ☺️

    1. Hackytips says:

      Same with me! Both will help you definitely.

  2. Nyxinked says:

    Thank you so much for sharing – I get awful period cramps, sometimes to the point where I’m sick, and the only thing that has helped so far is a hot water bottle. I’ve never felt much like doing yoga on my period days, but I will have to try it as Yoga is already a part of my routine.

    – Nyxie

    https://nyxiesnook.com/my-head-is-an-ocean/

  3. Luna S says:

    Wonderful list of ideas! I personally enjoy making sure I drink enough water to stay hydrated but not drowning myself, and doing yoga, both really help.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Agree!

  4. Jen says:

    Great tips! I love my heating pad, especially for my lower back, when I have my period … it helps so much

    1. Hackytips says:

      I get horrible back pain during periods 🙁 Yeah, heating pad helps!

  5. Sarah Emery says:

    How very interesting. I never knew about Fenugreek seeds and now I’m definitely intrigued to try it. Thank you for the helpful list. Great post!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Glad you find it useful.

  6. Elizabeth O says:

    Tea really helps. I am a regular tea drinker and it works pretty good in me. It really stops, if not, minimizes the pain.

    1. Hackytips says:

      That’s my go-to solution.

  7. Joanna says:

    I didn’t know that fenugreek seeds were so beneficial. I am lucky because I don’t really get any pain during that time of the month.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Oh! Super.

  8. Sarah says:

    Oh boy this post came at the right time!… Of the month haha

    1. Hackytips says:

      Good luck with it 😀

  9. I am so fortunate that I don’t have too much pain, just every now and then it will be kind of bad. For me, I really like a hot pad, exercise and definitely yoga. But strangely enough, caffeine actually helps me!? I guess I’m a special case. Thanks for the other tips, too! Very useful. I’m also glad that you reminded us ladies that if things are too bad to see a doctor. That’s important, too!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yes, most of the times we bear the pain thinking it is normal. Sometimes things may get worse.

  10. Thanks for sharing. Hot water works perfectly for me.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Cool!

  11. Working out in the days leading to periods really helps

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yup 🙂

  12. Laithan says:

    I feel incredibly grateful that I don’t have to experience this, but I will remember these tips for my wife!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Understanding the pain is more important 🙂

  13. You, Me and Benny says:

    I drink so much water and use a heating pad! haha it’s all that helps me and really all I want to do!

    1. Hackytips says:

      That’s good!

  14. everdaylivinghacks says:

    interesting tips! I will definitely try these tips next time. I couldnt imagine working out when I’m in pain. Maybe that’s why I stay in pain for a while lol

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yeah most of the times we feel tired during periods but sitting idle increases the pain.

  15. Bri says:

    Wow! I have never heard of some of these methods for period pain!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Hope you will find them useful 🙂

  16. Hot water bag is my go-to remedy! Anything hot, actually. I once used my laptop’s charger pack held up against my lower abdomen area because it felt so warm and relieved the pain a bit. I was desperate!
    *Samantha- https://herjournal.blog

    1. Hackytips says:

      Same with me… I keep Starbucks coffee cups on the stomach just to feel the warm 🙂 😀

  17. I used to use a hot water bottle but it stopped working for me. When I have bad cramps, I am usually tired so I take a nap and wake up fine. I love an herbal tea mix of oatstraw and red clover; works for me every time. Also, I LOVE turmeric and milk heated up with a little honey.

    1. Hackytips says:

      These are great tips. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  18. Christi says:

    Tips 1 and 10 are my go to’s, I’ll have to try the rest of your tips.

    1. Hackytips says:

      That’s great!

  19. Such a fantastic post!!! I’ll definitely be trying some of these tips.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you!

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