5 More Tips To Help Ease Your Period Pain
Hi, It’s Omnoi here again from Relaxation Massage for Women in Kapiti. This is the second part in our series on tips to help with Menstrual Cramps.
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Quite a number of girls and women visit me every month to get help with their menstrual cramps, because they feel my specialised Radu period Massage gives them relief from the stress and discomfort that comes with periods.
However, I want to give you a few more tips on other ways that may help you when you suffer from abdominal pain before, during and after your menstruation days.
Before I get into the tips I want to mention to you again: Avoid alcohol, coffee and nicotine!
Smokers are more likely to experience menstrual pain, because nicotine reduces blood flow and promotes cramps. Caffeine-containing drinks such as coffee, Coca Cola and most Energy Drinks as well as alcohol also make menstrual cramps worse in some women.
1 Medicines and contraceptives for menstrual cramps
Herbal remedies and natural health methods can help, but some women get such bad pain and cramps it is not possible to survive their period days without pain relievers.
If the cramps in the abdomen become too strong, you may also suffer from headaches, back pain or other complaints, and some over the counter medication may help quickly.
The first choice for most women is usually NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). This includes for example Ibuprofen or Nurofen, sometimes Panadol, which is often sold under the name Paracetamol. I strongly encourage you to talk to your doctor or pharmacist about which medication and what dosage is the right one.
Hormonal contraceptives can also relieve menstrual pain. However, there are also testimonials from women who have experienced the opposite and had more severe menstrual cramps after using the pill, hormone coil, etc. Talk to your gynaecologist as to whether and which hormonal contraception would be an option for you.
- Gentle against menstrual cramps: Monk’s Pepper
Monk’s Pepper is a medicinal plant that is colloquially called Chaste Tree. Its fruits have been used for centuries for various ailments related to fertility and menstruation. Today it is believed that Chasteberry has an influence on the Pituitary gland and thus on the hormonal balance.
Taking it in tablet form it may relieve PMS symptoms such as breast tenderness, water retention, headaches and depressive moods.
It may also help to normalize an irregular cycle. Because the strength of your muscle contraction is directly influenced by hormones, regulating your hormone balance with Chasteberry can also be helpful for menstrual pain.
To be effective, Monk’s Pepper should typically be consumed daily for 3 to 12 months. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
- Tea may help against abdominal pain
Many herbs have antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory effects. Prepared as a tea, they can help relieve period pain. These include, for example, teas with yarrow, goose fingerwort, lady’s mantle, verbena, nettle and monk’s pepper (see above).
St. John’s wort tea can help against mood swings, as it has a calming and mood-lifting effect. But please be careful if you take the pill: St. John’s wort can affect the way the pill works!
- Relaxation and breathing exercises can help relieve menstrual pain
Stress can make pain worse. Therefore, you should make sure especially during your period you create enough space for rest and relaxation.
Don’t hesitate to treat period pain like any other illness, such as cancelling appointments if you feel unwell.
Meditations, breathing exercises, or autogenic training can also help you relieve stress and relax your muscles to relieve pain.
- Massage for Period, Back and Stomach Pain
If you suffer from stomach or back pain during menstruation, treat yourself to a soothing Radu Period Pain Massage!
This relaxes and helps against your cramps. If you suffer from stress, mood swings, irritability and tiredness during your period a specialised massage can help ease the tension and stress you feel.
If you are deeply uncomfortable because you are suffering from period pain come and see me for a soothing ‘Radu Period Massage’ massage of 30 or 60 minutes.
Send me a text or give me a call at Relaxation Massage for Women in Kapiti on 021 123 4459 now!