How to Relieve Period Cramps Naturally

If you’re reading this, then it’s probably too late. You’re most likely already on your period, and in the thick of it all. The bloating, mood swings, acne, and the most notorious symptom of them all: debilitating cramps. Most likely you’ve taken over the counter pain medicines that are just not kicking in, or perhaps you didn’t take them at all because you just don't trust them (understandable). Over here at Femigist, we believe that womanhood shouldn’t include suffering every month at the expense of your health, and birth control and medicine are not your only two options. Here are the most effective natural ways to combat your monthly menstrual so you can stop lying in bed in agony, and start living your life:

1. Heat

Warmth and heat have had a history of being connected to solace and relaxation. Heat works to relieve pain by opening your blood vessels, increasing blood flow to the affected area. For lower stomach and back pain, we suggest using a heating pad in conjunction with a topical ointment targeted for pain. We suggest our Pain In The Bud oil rub, that is made of powerful essential oils that effectively eliminate even your worst cramps. 

2. Herbs

Herbs have traditionally used in alternative and holistic health for their effective medicinal properties. Herbs not only mitigate your cramps, but have tons of other vitamins and nutrients that contribute to a healthier lifestyle. Many herbs are especially effective for your menstrual cycle including Cinnamon, Nettle Leaf, Raspberry Leaf, and Ginger. Herbs can be consumed in the form of teas or supplements as a proactive measure to address the hormone imbalances causing your cramps, and addressing the cramps themselves once they start. We suggest our powerful proactive + reactive tea combo that includes our Femininitea and Bye Bye Cramps tea. Or our Oh Cramp! extract for the strongest natural solution to fight cramps.

3. Exercise 

We know the last thing you want to do while on your period is exercise, but it really helps. Moderate exercise can increase blood circulation and release endorphins, which can help alleviate cramping. We suggest taking a brisk walk and doing yoga poses specifically targeted towards cramp pain.

4. Diet

Avoiding certain foods on your periods can certainly help reduce the tension you are experiencing. Avoid foods high in salt, sugar, fats, and caffeine, and opt to eat foods rich in vitamins and nutrients. 

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