Ditch painkillers for natural ways to deal with period pain!

Published on:14 December 2023, 17:30pm IST

Period cramps can be discomforting and sometimes excruciating too. If you're worried about taking painkillers like Meftal-spas, here are some effective home remedies to get rid of period pain naturally.

6 natural ways to get rid of period pain
6 natural ways to get rid of period pain

Do you also suffer from bad menstrual cramps? Many women rely on medicines such as Meftal-Spas to get some relief from period pain, but the recent reports from the Indian government have led to some concern among people. An official statement has been released stating that using Meftal-Spas may lead to some side effects like the DRESS syndrome, which is a hypersensitivity reaction to triggers. While it may be a rare side effect, it is better to switch to more natural ways to deal with period pain. Here are simple yet effective ways to get rid of period pain naturally. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock

Use a hot water bag
Woman using a hot water bag

Did you know applying heat to your abdomen or back can soothe period pain? Studies like the one published in the BMC Women’s Health found that applying heat to the affected area acts like a painkiller and gives you relief from the pain. Even a hot shower can help, so what are you waiting for? Hop in the shower or grab that hot water bag for instant relief. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock

Drink more water
Woman drinking water

Believe it or not, drinking water does solve a lot of problems, including period pain. Bloating is a natural occurrence during periods and it only adds to the discomfort. Plus, youlose a lot of fluids and get dehydrated when you're on your period. Dehydration can make you feel tired and cause muscle pain, aggravating the problem. Drinking more water will solve all of these problems. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock

Massage with essential oil
Massage with essential oil

Essential oils have been proven to be an effective home remedy to ease abdominal pain. Lavender oil, in particular, has been linked to reduced painful period cramps. You can also combine different essential oils such as lavender, clary and marjoram for abdominal massages to get some relief from period cramps. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock

Acupuncture therapy
Acupuncture therapy

Acupuncture therapy requires the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic points in your body to reduce pain. It does so by increasing the blood flow to all parts of the body, including your internal organs, which helps reduce pain and discomfort. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties that have been proven to relieve period pain. However, you must get acupuncture under the supervision of a professional to avoid any complications. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock

Ginger and lemon tea
Ginger and lemon tea

Whether periods are making you feel bloated or sore, ginger and lemon tea can help you. Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties that help you deal with menstrual cramps and even soothe an upset stomach. Lemon is also a natural alkaline that helps soothe upset stomach. All you have to do is combine some lemon juice, and fresh and grated ginger in hot water to prepare this tea. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock

Try some yoga poses
Yoga poses for period cramps

You may not feel like moving during menstruation but trust us, it will help ease the pain. Some yoga movements like legs up the wall, cobbler's pose, cat-cow pose, and child pose are some of the best yoga poses to relieve period pain naturally. These, in particular, are great ways to stop period cramps and get a good rest. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock