If you suffer from severe menstrual cramps or see changes in your normal flow we highly suggest seeing a doctor. For the women who don’t need medical attention and want to get rid of their cramps naturally here’s what you can do.
1. Drink one or two cups of Red raspberry tea daily or days before your period. Red raspberry is a uterine tonic that can help relieve cramping and pelvic congestion. Uterine tonics are Women’s herbs for the female reproductive system. It’s mostly use to tone the muscles of the uterus during childbirth.
2. Eat more anti -inflammatory foods to reduce menstrual cramps. Have a daily serving of oil rich fish like salmon, cod or sardines to help reduce cramping.
3. Avoid processed foods. Let us repeat that again, avoid processed foods. Eating canned foods and processed meats will cause you menstrual pain and bloating. Trade processed foods for fresh fruits, whole grains, and vegetables. You’ll cut out a lot of sodium, which will reduce discomfort of water retention and bloating. You’ll also get plenty of complex carbohydrates, which means your blood sugar levels and mood will be steady.
4. You need more calcium. Try taking 1,000 milligrams a day. Calcium is known as one of the top treatments for premenstrual syndrome because it soothe cramps, back pains, bloating , mood swings, and food cravings. Magnesium helps too, but you don’t want to go over 200 milligrams once or twice a day. Too much magnesium can give you diarrhea.
5. This one is a old-school remedy. Use a Castor oil Pack to get rid of menstrual cramps. First, Spread enough castor oil on your abdomen and cover it with a plastic wrap. Then, place a heating pad or warm moist towel on your stomach. The heat will relax your muscles, causing the cramps to slowly disappear.
6. Now here comes the fun part. Studies show that exercise ease the premenstrual and menstrual symptoms. Here are two types of exercise shown to help relieve menstrual cramps.
–Belly dance. Yes belly dancing, it is said that the movements taught in belly dancing are good for stretching your pelvis and keeping your cramps under control. In Egyptian cultures, belly dancing was a method used to increase blood circulation in a woman’s body; which prevent menstrual cramps. I highly suggest belly dancing a week or two before your period.
-Yoga is also good for menstrual problems because it relaxes your body causing pain to be less intense.