Menstrual pain has been an eternal problem for women starting from the beginning of humanity. Back in the early days, women of all ages suffered from menstrual cramps, and there was no medicine to help them. However, it doesn’t mean they were helpless against this pain. Like with many other diseases, resources provided by Mother Nature helped them cope with it.

Today, the science of medicine is highly developed and continues to constantly improve and innovate. But even with all the new advances in medicine, the good old home remedies that helped our female ancestors throughout many centuries, keep saving modern women from menstrual cramps even now.

Let’s find out how we can relieve menstrual pain at home with the help of good old traditional remedies.

The right body position

Certain body positions can relieve or increase your pain due to the changes they cause in blood circulation. To ease cramps, it will be better to lay down on your stomach and try to relax your pelvic muscles. The very thought of it may sound painful, but keeping your body tense will only make the pain stronger.

Keep it warm

You will need a hot water bottle. As you lay in the position mentioned above, put it under your stomach. To avoid burning yourself, wrap it in a towel. If you don’t have a hot water bottle, replace it with your fist – this will help too.

Acupuncture

There is a spot under the bellybutton, two or three fingers down. You can feel a kind of small socket there with your fingers. Press this spot for a minute, let go for 15-30 seconds and repeat. After a third or fifth time, you will feel the pain ease thanks to the power of acupuncture.

Chamomile tea

Chamomile is a well-known anti-inflammatory remedy that’s been around since the ancient times. It also has an antispasmodic effect. If you add some mint and orange peel into your chamomile tea, it will also calm down your shattered nerves and will help you concentrate.

Celery root

Celery is full of benefits. It is not only a useful food product that is low in calories but can also be a remedy for your pain. Take 2 tsp. of a grated celery root, soak it with cold boiled water for 2 hours. Then strain it and drink three times a day.

And remember, if each your menstrual pain is severe and constantly torturing your, it might be a good idea to consult a dysmenorrhea specialist and try to find out the root cause of your pain. Best way to treat a condition is knowing what’s causing it. But there are times when the menstrual cramp occur with no diagnosable reason. In any case, these home remedies will help to make your pain more bearable.

About the author

Amelia Grant

I am Amelia Grant, journalist, and blogger. I think that information is a great force that is able to change people’s lives for the better. That is why I feel a strong intention to share useful and important things about health self-care, wellness and other advice that may be helpful for people. Being an enthusiast of a healthy lifestyle that keeps improving my life, I wish the same for everyone.

Our attention to ourselves, to our daily routine and habits, is very important. Things that may seem insignificant, are pieces of a big puzzle called life. I want to encourage people to be more attentive to their well-being, improve every little item of it and become healthier, happier, stronger. All of us deserve that. And I really hope that my work helps to make the world better.

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