The Healthy Hack

It’s almost your time of the month when the signs are blinking bright red: stomach has been feeling uncomfortably funny, tight and making it the worst feeling ever. Here are 15 helpful tips you should do to have a faster relief from menstrual cramps:

Painful Cramps

Over the Counter Pain Reliever

A pain reliever which can be bought over-the-counter like Advil (Ibuprofen) can be taken every four hours in moderation that can exponentially abate the pain.

Hot Compress

Spend and allot fund for an electric hot pad or hot-water bottle. It gives instantaneous relief because of its composition: thermoplastic rubber or wire circuits covered in fabric. Subjecting your lower back or abdomen to warm temperature can imitate the effect of pain reliever, according to Science.

Hot Compress for Menstrual Cramps

Warm Water

Drink lukewarm to warm water. It’s like hot water bottle. The muscles in your stomach will unclench with the help of a glassful of water.

Calcium and Magnesium

Gobble up calcium and magnesium enriched foods. These are effectual in relaxing your uterus’ muscle and can be found naturally in avocado, yogurt, leafy greens and dark chocolate.

Banana

Eat banana. This berry fruit is packed with potassium wherein inadequacy of this can cause cramps, according to studies.

Eat Banana to Relieve Menstrual Cramps

Pineapple

Have some pineapple. This juicy sweet-sour fruit is full of enzymes called bromelain that diminish that clenching feeling. Try it!

Move!

Hit the road on foot. It may sound rough but moving around, like brisk walking, forces the blood to pump more in your body and let out endorphins that contravene the cramps attack.

Ginger

Grab some ginger brew. Keep it natural as possible, but if there’s none, an encapsulated ginger or candy can be as efficient as ibuprofen, research shows.

Tea

A cup of tea, please. Two of the best type of tea that calms your antsy stomach is either Peppermint or Chamomile. Keep it hot and take a sip. Its best this way as mentioned before.

Acupuncture

This is a form of alternative medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. After one session of this, your opioid receptors are more alive than before to the natural anesthetic which helps in relieving the tension in your muscles and pain.

Acupuncture for Menstrual Cramps

Massage

A back rub sounds good. Treat yourself a mild (avoid deep-tissue) massage that enhances blood flow which is good in soothing the cramps.

Hot Bath.

Go figure.

Multivitamins

Take your multivitamins. Vitamins A, C and E are what you need not only to alleviate your cramps but also affect your temper and bloating.

Fennel Seeds

Pop a fennel pill. It has been proven that in minimal amount, it’s capable of lessening menstrual pain.

Avoid Alcohol

No wine. Too bad that Alcohol can worsen the PMS symptoms. Avoid it as much as you can.

Avoid Wine