At the start of their menstrual cycle, a lot of people complain of experiencing abdominal or pelvic pain. In some circumstances, remedies can provide relief. The uterus constricts during a period to force the lining away from the uterine wall and enable it to leave the body through the vagina. These contractions may hurt or be uncomfortable. They’re commonly referred to as cramps.
The majority of people who are menstruating experience lower abdominal cramps, though the pain can also spread to the lower back, groin, or upper thighs. Menstrual cramps typically worsen at the start of a period and get better over the next few days.
How to stop period pain immediately
Most of the time, women can instantly treat menstrual cramps at home. Don’t be afraid to speak with your doctor if your pain is severe and interfering with your daily activities. You might require additional treatment or prescription-only medications to get better.
These natural home remedies for menstrual cramp relief are safe and effective in easing period pain.
Yoga & Exercises
Regular yoga practice can definitely alleviate cramps, whether it’s due to the relaxing effects of the poses or the stretching of your muscles.
Researchers conducted a study that was published in September 2016 in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. They found that 20 undergraduate students who participated in an hour-long yoga program once a week for three months experienced less menstrual cramping and period distress than 20 women who did not. Yoga was found to have advantages in the Journal of Physiotherapy review that approved heating pads.
You can practice either during or in between periods, but some teachers advise against inverted poses (like a shoulder stand) while a woman is experiencing her period to prevent disruption of the natural flow.
A heating pad or hot water bottle applied to the abdomen can help to relax the muscles and ease cramps. Heat may lessen cramping and discomfort by relaxing the uterine muscle and those nearby.
A heating pad can also be applied to the lower back to relieve back pain. Another choice is to take a warm bath, which can ease the tension in your legs, back, and abdomen. Electric heating pads and hot water bottles aren’t as simple to use as patches, but they’re good alternatives if you’re staying at home and don’t need to move much.
Healthy Diet & Herbs
A growing body of evidence suggests that diets high in omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and vitamin D, and low in animal fats, salt, and caffeine, may reduce the risk of bothersome PMS symptoms. Eliminating salt from your diet can help reduce fluid retention, abdominal bloating, breast swelling, and pain. Caffeine consumption can lead to irritability, poor sleep, and menstrual cramps.
A healthy diet includes plenty of vegetables (five servings per day), fruit (two servings per day), nuts, seeds, fish (up to three servings per week), and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids like flax or chia seeds. It also includes low-fat dairy products, proteins like beans and eggs, and a variety of whole grains like brown, basmati, and doongara rice, traditional rolled oats, buckwheat flour, wholemeal pasta, couscous, millet or amaranth.`
Because herbs and supplements are not regulated, always buy them from a reputable source. Although the majority of these herbal remedies have few side effects, consult your doctor before using them.
Some herbs may also have unintended consequences, especially if you are taking medication. Most of these herbs and supplements also do not include menstrual cycle instructions. Your doctor may be able to provide you with more information on dosage recommendations.
We’ll demonstrate massage techniques you can use at home to relieve period pain, but if you’re looking for a more experienced approach, some massage therapists offer PMS-specific massages, which you can book online and have delivered to your house.
You can use 2 easy massage methods at home to get rid of period pain. You can use these methods on your own, or you can enlist a friend’s assistance:
a) Compression Massage Technique
Compressing the sacrum to relieve cramping during the period and massaging the glutes to help with general PMS symptoms make up the compression massage technique.
In the lower back, just above the tailbone, the sacrum is a triangular bone (coccyx). The sacrum is directly between the buttocks and above the tailbone if you follow the lower spine past the hips. It intersects with the hip bones and creates a stable base for the spine.
b) Foot Massage Technique
The fundamental idea behind reflexology is that the body’s organs and regions can be affected to restore it to its natural state of balance and wellness by applying pressure to specific pressure points on the feet, hands, face, or ears.
Since the lower abdomen and the area around the ankles are related in reflexology, PMS symptoms, such as period pain, can be relieved by massaging the ankle.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a pain relief technique that employs a mild electrical current. A TENS unit is a small device that delivers an electrical current through electrodes placed on the skin’s surface near the nerves that cause pain. Gel pads are applied to the electrodes to help them adhere to the skin.
TENS therapy has been used to treat both long-term (chronic) pain and acute pain. TENS therapy may be beneficial for a variety of conditions, including menstrual cramps, endometriosis-related pelvic pain, low back pain, labor pain, fibromyalgia arthritis, and sports injuries.
MOI By UltraCare PRO
MOI is a plug-and-play device that combines TENS and heat therapy. TENS stimulates nerve cells that block the transmission of pain signals to the and applied inbuilt Heating Pad relaxes abdominal muscles, and uterine contractions, and increases blood flow to relieve pain. TENS also stimulates the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers that alleviate period pain and improve mood.
MOI has 5 operating modes of TENS intensity, providing tailor-made comfort of pain relief at the push of plus or minus buttons, as well as 3 Smart control modes that adjust the heating temperature levels from low(39°), medium(42°), to high(45°). The device includes a smart LCD that displays real-time information, as well as manual and automatic power shut-off features to provide relief as needed by the user.
Features of MOI
- Consistent heating
- All-day pelvic comfort
- Wireless & wearable
- Long battery life
- 1-year warranty
Is MOI safe?
MOI is free of drugs, chemicals, and side effects, and it is the safest alternative to painkillers because it does not interfere with the cycle, hormonal balance, or other bodily functions. It is safe to use for women over the age of 12 who have menstrual cramps.
MOI is made of silicone to avoid skin irritation, and the Electrode Pad is made of non-sticky mild adhesive gel.
In a nutshell
UltraCare PRO is India’s most trusted manufacturer and supplier of portable physiotherapy equipment. Our physiotherapy machines have been tested, clinically approved, and patented, proving their ability to heal any type of acute to chronic pain faster, better, drug-free, and naturally without any side effects.