Ways to Deal with Period Pain

Your monthly cycle is rife with issues. Period pain is one of the worst parts of the menstruation cycle. Period pain can be as mild as a dull ache, or it can be intensive spasms.

While it is useful to have period underwear, WUKA also recommends ways to diminish that period pain by allowing you to live your fullest life.

Here are some of the ways to deal with period pain.

1) Hydration

Drink those eight glasses of water every day. Staying hydrated helps your body function better. Hydration is also known to help prevent headaches.

2) Nutrition

Liming salty or fatty foods, caffeine and alcohol are all keys to helping prevent bloat and water retention.

Instead, focus on anti-inflammatory foods like avocados, fatty fish like salmon, berries, and extra virgin olive oil. Eating the Mediterranean diet that is focused on fruits and vegetables will help ease your pain and improve your overall health. That means spinach, kale, as well as nuts and seeds.

3) Heat

Either a heating pad, hot water bottle, or a microwavable grain heat cushion can help reduce tummy pain.


Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs are ideal to help reduce your period pain, as well as period-related headaches. They include ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin. They reduce inflammation and lessen pain.

5) Exercise

Although lying around with a heating pad is often the most common solution, oftentimes exercise is just as effective.

Exercise will stimulate endorphins. They are the feel-good hormones. Your brain will stop thinking about pain and focus on the pleasure that the exercise is giving your brain.

6) Yoga

While yoga could be categorized as exercise, it is much more. Yoga does focus on deep breathing, meditation and relaxation.

7) Warm Bath

A warm bath can help reduce your period pain. In addition, it can help relax your back, which can also suffer each month.

Adding some essential oils like lavender into your bath can help calm the mind, as the body is healed by the warm water. This sort of calming combination can become a regular ritual.

8) Massage

Doing self-massage with essential oils like lavender, rose, sage or clove can help reduce cramps.

WUKA suggests that you mix the essential oils with coconut or jojoba oils, which work as a carrier oil. Then, lightly massage the oil around your tummy to help ease the pain.

9) Birth Control

You may want to consult with your physician about birth control. Some of the methods have shown that they can reduce period pain.

10) Sleep Position

WUKA also suggests trying the fetal position when sleeping. This takes away pressure from your abdomen or your lower back. It will take some arranging if you are also using a hot water bottle to help with the pain, but this could ultimately help reduce serious period pain.

There is a cornucopia of ways to help to reduce period pain. Try a combination of a few of these suggestions to help reduce pain, and get back that week that is lost every month.

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