5 perfect products to relieve menstrual pain (no drugs!)
How to fight menstrual pain without taking ibuprofen or other pain relievers? The remedies are there and we will explain which ones. Surely there are some tricks to do before and during that allow us to get better, such as the "intake of magnesium or a" diet rich in iron. But we offer you something else, from the right herbal teas to an innovative device that relieves cramps! We can start by taking care of the intimate areas during that period, for example by purchasing cotton pads such as those available on Amazon:Cotton pads on Amazon
Natural remedies for menstrual pain? Lavender oil
Aromatherapy is a real panacea for the spirit and the body, especially during the menstrual cycle. Lavender oil, in particular, is very suitable for counteracting and relieving menstrual pains. It is an exceptional antispasmodic that can reduce abdominal contractions and reduce cramps. You can use it by putting 5-7 drops in a special diffuser or in the bathtub, or you can put 2-3 drops in your hand or in a neutral cream and spread it on the abdomen with circular movements. You will benefit immediately!
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Pros: It's a great price for a 100ml and the oil is 100% pure, which is very important when buying essential oils.
Cons: If you're reticent, 100ml might be too much. Then try a smaller format, such as those available on Amazon.
TensCare for relieving menstrual cramps
Through Trancutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (which gives its name to T.E.N.S.), this very small device relieves cramps and menstrual pains. How? It blocks pain signals before they reach the brain, relaxes tight muscles and stimulates the natural production of endorphins, which are lowered during menstruation. It has various interchangeable programs that must be experimented for at least 30 minutes to understand its complete efficiency. A real revolution, right?
Pros: it's innovative, invisible and super light.
Cons: it must be used with caution and it is good to read the manufacturer's instructions before purchasing it (see, for example, pacemaker wearers or other special cases).
Tiger balm for muscle aches
Tiger balm is a real panacea that comes from ancient China. It is precisely a balm with an effective and rapid anti-inflammatory action, produced with artisanal methods and also available on the Italian market. There are two versions, one white and one red. The white one contains amphora, menthol, peppermint essential oil, cajeput essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil and clove essential oil. The slightly stronger red also contains cinnamon and cassia. for muscle pains, headaches and colds, it is also used to relieve menstrual ones by spreading a small amount on the abdomen. The scent is very good!
Pro: in addition to relieving menstrual pain, it is also very useful for muscle pain in general and colds.
Cons: the packages are very small, even if a drop is really enough!
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The SoleMio warmer to pamper yourself and dissolve abdominal tension
We all know that heat helps relax muscles and promote flow (unless you have it super abundant). During the first days of menstruation, a valid support against pain could be given to you by the so-called scaldino, an electric pad that heats up and that you can place on your abdomen. Just connect it for a few minutes to electricity so that it warms up and emits, once disconnected from the current, that heater that lasts up to 6 hours. It comes with a very soft lining that makes it even more comfortable!
Pros: it heats up quickly and the heat has a very long duration. A real remedy for cold and cramps!
Cons: costs about 23 euros, if you want to spend less you can provide with a simple hot water bottle like this available on Amazon!
Relaxing herbal teas with lemon balm, chamomile and fennel
Very important to combat and relieve menstrual pain, in addition to the heat, is to relax the muscles that contract, making the soil even more fertile for pain. An herbal tea can be a real life saver: it is hot and in some cases promotes relaxation. So opt for chamomile, lemon balm, fennel or, why not, for an herbal tea that contains all these ingredients: orange blossom, lemon balm, valerian, chamomile, fennel, lavender flowers and passion flower. Relaxation is guaranteed!
Pro: it contains all relaxing elements and has a very pleasant taste thanks to the presence of orange flowers.
Cons: it is not cheap but we are willing to make a sacrifice to alleviate the pain of the period!
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