Periods are a monthly occurrence which can often be accompanied by pain and discomfort. Cramping during periods occurs when the womb contracts and relaxes to help shed the uterine lining however, the intensity and duration of pain vary for every woman. While there’s no way to prevent the period cramps, women often resort to taking over the counter pain medications to relieve menstrual cramps pain and discomfort.
However, there are other ways in which you can find relief from the monthly discomfort of menstrual cramps. Let’s take a look at some natural solutions to get relief from the agony of menstrual cramps
- Use a heated pad
Applying heat to your back and lower abdomen can help provide relieve menstrual cramps pain. If you don’t have a heating pad then don’t worry! You can instead try a hot bottle or a towel dipped in hot water and apply it to the affected areas. You can also take a bath with hot water to get some relief from cramps.
- Follow a proper diet
When you are on your periods, it’s a good idea to follow a diet that’s high on unprocessed foods, fruits and vegetables and low on foods high in fat, sugar and salt content. Try and include food items such as Papaya, Brown Rice, Walnuts, Pumpkin Seeds, Chicken, Fish and green leafy vegetables in your diet as they are a rich source of Vitamins and Iron which your body requires to replenish the nutrients it loses during periods.
Food items rich in calcium such as dairy products, sesame seeds and green leafy vegetables must also be included in the diet to reduce muscle cramps during periods. It’s also important to ensure that you are keeping your body hydrated. Drinking warm or hot water can help increase the blood flow to your skin and is generally considered an excellent natural remedy to relieve menstrual cramps pain.
Avoid consuming alcohol and caffeine while you are on your period as these can worsen menstrual cramps and also cause dehydration.
Exercise helps release endorphins which can help prevent and reduce the pain caused by menstrual cramps. While the idea of exercising during periods may not be appealing, you can try light exercises such as walking or doing some stretches. You can also try yoga and meditation as it can help relax your muscles and bring relief from the agony caused by menstrual cramps.
- Massage with pain relief oil
Apart from taking care of your diet and exercising, massaging the affected areas with a pain relief oil can also help reduce the pain caused by menstrual cramps. The use of essential oils for menstrual cramps has been documented since ages and massaging the essential oils on the affected areas is the best way to relieve menstrual cramps pain
What oil helps with menstrual cramps?
A natural blend of different oils is always a better option as compared to using only 1 or 2 natural oils so that you can get the maximum benefits. The oil for pain relief which you choose must have Mahua Oil as one of its components. For centuries Mahua Oil is known to relieve pain caused by menstruation as it is known to reduce inflammation, muscle pain and joint pain. A rich source of Calcium, Phosphate and Iron, Mahua Oil also helps support muscle strength.
Sea Buckthorn oil is another natural oil that is known to provide relief from menstrual cramps. Derived from the berries of Sea Buckthorn plant, the oil has anti-inflammatory properties and is a rich source of Vitamins A and E which support tissue regeneration and help build bone strength.
Along with these natural oils, Mustard and Turmeric Oils are also known to have strong anti-inflammatory properties and help improve blood circulation in the body which provides relief from pain during the menstrual cycle. Turmeric Oil is a rich source of Curcumin which has immense benefits for our body as it is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.
The Moms Co.’s Natural Relief Oil is a powerful blend of 15 natural oils which include Mahua, Turmeric, Sea Buckthorn and Mustard Oils. Together, these oils help reduce inflammation and relieve bone and muscle pain with natural properties. These oils are a rich natural source of essential vitamins and minerals such as Iron, Calcium, Phosphate and Potassium which improve bone and muscle strength and keep them healthy.
Apart from these four natural oils, the Natural Relief Oil also has Coconut oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil and Natural Vitamin E with Rosemary and Lavender essential oils which are known to provide relief from pain caused by menstrual cramps.
The Natural Relief Oil can also be used as a massage oil to improve blood circulation in the body and relax sore, stiff muscles while reducing muscle inflammation and pain in the bones and joints.
In order to get the maximum benefits from this potent combination of 15 natural oils and to relieve pain, pump a few drops of the oil in the palm of your hand and gently massage on the affected areas. The oil can be safely used on the back, legs, joints and the abdomen to reduce pain and discomfort caused by menstrual cramps. However, it is recommended to do a patch test before using the oil to rule out any possible allergies and skin reactions. For best results, it is recommended to use the oil twice a day on affected areas.
The Natural Relief Oil by The Moms Co. is made without any harmful chemicals and toxins such as Mineral Oil, Parabens, Phenoxyethanol and more, making it safe to use on the skin without worrying about any ill-effects. The product is Australia-certified toxin-free and PETA-certified cruelty-free so that you can use it without a worry.