Natural Remedies for Pain

Been there, done that:  Most of us have had one of those days where your cramps just won't let up.  Here are a few natural remedies that I've used to help relieve some of my menstrual cramps

Meditation: Mindfulness is a fantastic way for you to detach yourself from your external environment and to help you remove yourself from immediate stressors.  Meditation allows you to slow down your day and reset your mind and body.  Learning how to relax can be an effective strategy for pain management.

Peppermint Tea:  This is one of the teas that I drink most often.  In addition to pain relief, peppermint tea is highly effective for aiding digestion as well as providing calming effects.  I personally love drinking mint teas as it clears my sinuses.

Exercise:  I know, I know.  Exercising on the period seems inconvenient and uncomfortable, but trust me on this one - even some light exercise can make the symptoms go away as your body releases endorphins that allow your brain to reduce the perception of pain. 

Warm Bath:  If you've tried your luck at exercising and wanted a nice way to pamper yourself afterwards, draw a hot bath.  The warm water will help soothe your muscles and the warmness from the water will relieve cramping and tension in your body afterwards.

Essential Oils:  Aromatherapy can also help with reducing tension in the body and providing pain relief during your period.  More specifically, essential oils such as cypress oil can improve circulation around the body, while lavender and ylang ylang oil can used as a relaxant to reduce tension.  Peppermint oil provides a fresh scent that also double as a pain reliever as well.

Have you tried any of these natural remedies while on your period?  Let us know what your thoughts are in the comments below!

That's it for me. Until Next time!


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