Effective Strategies for Menstrual Cramps (Part 1) - Five Simple Methods to Help Ease Menstrual Pain

Effective Strategies for Menstrual Cramps (Part 1) - Five Simple Methods to Help Ease Menstrual Pain

Many girls experience menstrual cramps, including pain in the lower abdomen, lower back or thighs, and sometimes accompanied by headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Sometimes lying down is necessary to alleviate the pain. During high school, the author witnessed a classmate experiencing severe menstrual cramps that made her lips turn blue. She had to be immediately taken to the hospital for treatment. Menstrual cramps can be either mild or severe! Below are some simple methods that can help ease menstrual pain. Men who read this article can also learn how to help their partner if needed.

Five Simple Methods to Help Ease Menstrual Pain

1. Heat therapy for the lower abdomen

Using a warm pack, hot water bottle, or hot towel to keep the lower abdomen warm can promote blood circulation, which can help alleviate pain and reduce discomfort caused by menstrual cramps.

2. Abdominal massage

One of the reasons for abdominal pain during menstruation is due to uterine contractions or blood stasis causing bloating in the abdomen. Gentle massage of the abdomen can help reduce pain. If you have essential oils at home, you can also use them to do a simple massage by applying them around the navel and massaging in a clockwise direction.

3. Avoid eating cold or stimulating food/drinks

Girls should avoid eating cold or cooling foods as much as possible during menstruation, even though it may be difficult to resist. Foods such as raw fish, spicy food, frozen bubble tea drinks, alcoholic beverages, etc., should be avoided to maintain a warm environment for the uterus.

4. Eat nutritious food and drink plenty of water

Many people eat chocolate or drink hot chocolate to relieve pain. It is even better to eat more nutritious food that contains vitamins B, C, E, calcium, magnesium, etc., which can improve blood circulation in the uterus and reduce menstrual pain. Black sugar and ginger tea are also warm nourishing foods that you can drink if you have them at home. Also, remember to drink plenty of water.

5. Gentle exercise

Menstruation is definitely more tiring than usual, and strenuous exercise may not be feasible. However, gentle exercises such as yoga, stretching, walking, and jogging can keep you healthy and happy, alleviate menstrual pain, and reduce the feeling of discomfort during menstruation.

The above are simple methods that you can try during menstruation. Next time, the author will share some tips on how to nourish your body during the "golden period" after menstruation to help make the next menstrual period smoother!


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