Top 5 tips to relieve period pain
If you're writhing in pain several days a month, it's time to get into some habits. Better diet, gentle physical activity, heat, herbal massages and ice cream on the temples. Here are 5 tips to relieve your painful periods, to put in place in the long term.
Push a big Om
Menstrual pain tends to bedridden us, or to the ground if we can't stay home during this period. However, you should not stay still when you have painful periods. Because physical activity, which activates blood circulation and allows oxygenation of the body, is a natural painkiller. It also allows the decongestion of the uterus responsible for pain in the lower abdomen. So take your courage in both hands, put on your period panties and go out for a walk, breathe! Or treat yourself to a home yoga session , adopting postures that release tension and tame your pain.
Take a shot of juice
To expel menstrual blood, our uterus produces prostaglandins every month, also known as “primary dysmenorrhea”. They are responsible for menstrual pain and inflammation. To facilitate the process and make it less painful, our body needs vitamin C (which also helps iron absorption) calcium and magnesium. Take care of yourself with vitamin smoothies. They will also act on your fatigue and your mood! Strawberries or kiwi for vitamin C, pineapple for calcium, banana for magnesium… On the fruit side, there are a thousand possible combinations, so don't hesitate! In general, during your period, make sure to take care of your diet.
hot water bottle my friend
A good old hot water bottle is THE partner in crime for those who have painful periods. Because the heat acts directly on the dilation of the blood vessels, allowing good circulation in the event of congestion. It also helps the muscles that contract during the expulsion of menstrual blood, to relax. So even if you don't find it very glamorous, invest in a pretty period hot water bottle to place for half an hour on your stomach and then on your kidneys, while you watch a good series or enjoy a good book .
If I had a hammer...
As if that weren't enough, lower abdominal pain loves the company of headaches. And hormonal migraine is really heavy to bear. To overcome this and before resorting to medication, you can first apply ice to your temples and your forehead (make yourself a small sachet with a cloth so as not to apply the ice directly to the skin ). You can then test peppermint essential oil on the same areas (dilute a single drop in a little face cream). Finally, an infusion of partenella - also known as feverfew - will help you calm your headache and relax. Because yes, stress aggravates migraines!
sage who can
According to a Chinese legend, sage only deigned to grow in the gardens of houses where the woman reigned supreme. Clary sage is an “estrogen-like” plant, meaning that it has properties similar to those of human estrogen. It will calm menstrual pain, and also reduce stress, and cramps, through its anti-spasmodic properties. Combined with lavender and marjoram, it works wonders. It is used in massage on the stomach mixed with a vegetable oil. But beware, although effective orally, its ingestion requires the advice of a doctor.