So, who else suffers from menstrual cramps? I am one of the “lucky ones” that suffer from horrible cramps (saying in a sarcastic tone.) My cramps get so bad that I have to lay down in bed and can’t get up to walk. Besides taking medicine for cramps, there are also a lot of really good natural remedies for them as well. Let me know if you have tried any of these remedies below and tell me how they have worked for you. 😉
10 Natural Ways to Relieve Menstrual Cramps:
1. Calcium – You can get calcium from dairy products, supplements, almonds and more. Women should consume calcium every day, because it is not only good for menstrual cramps, it is also good for your bones.
2. Heating Pad – I have my heating pad close to my bed, so I can plug it in and use it right away. You can also use heat wraps from Thermacare.
3. Magnesium – You can find this at your local drug or grocery store. Magnesium helps you get a better night’s rest. This not only helps cramps, but it can also help with PMS symptoms.
4. Exercise – Exercising releases endorphins into the body. Endorphins is a natural pain killer for the body and can help you relax.
5. Hot Liquids – Drinking hot liquids, such as hot tea, can relieve menstrual cramps.
6. Water – Make sure you drink plenty of water during your period. Being dehydrated can worsen your cramps and cause many other things as well. You should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, even when you are not on your period.
7. Cinnamon – You can go grab a cinnamon roll or get the cinnamon twists from Taco Bell. You can also get tea that contains cinnamon in it. This is an all natural anti-inflammatory and will help your cramps.
8. A Hot Bath or Shower – A hot bath or shower can help your menstrual cramps naturally. Just make sure the water temperature is not too hot, because that could really dry out your skin.
9. Ginger – This helps menstrual cramps and headaches. Ginger can be found in many teas and soup. You can also add it into a recipe. Just be sure you don’t add too much ginger, because it is very strong and can ruin food easily.
10. Vitamin D – This helps your immune system and helps relieve pain associated with menstrual cramps.
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