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Intensity of pain during Menstruation or periods vary from person to person. Dealing with period pain can be challenging but there are certain home remedies that can help bring the pain down. It is best to use natural ways to relieve menstrual cramps.

  1. Heat therapy
    Applying a heating pad or hot water bottle to the lower abdomen can help relax muscles and reduce cramping.
  2. Hydration
    Staying well-hydrated can help ease bloating and reduce water retention, potentially alleviating some discomfort.
  3. Dietary choices
    Consuming a balanced diet with adequate nutrients, including magnesium may help reduce inflammation and muscle cramps. Foods to ease period pain should be warm, light to digest and timely taken.
  4. Herbal teas
    Ginger, and peppermint teas have anti-inflammatory properties and may help soothe menstrual cramps.
  5. Exercise
    Engaging in light physical activity, such as walking or gentle yoga, can help improve blood circulation and alleviate cramps.
  6. Comfortable Clothing
    Wear loose, comfortable clothing to reduce pressure on the abdomen and alleviate discomfort.

Do Ayurvedic medicines help in Period Pain or menstrual cramps?

Ayurveda has a wide range of drugs for Dysmenorrhoea or excessive pain during menses. Simple medicines like Hing, Trikatu, Dalchini, Ajmoda help to bring down the period pain. This gives best pain relief for periods. The big question arises when you should consult an Ayurveda Physician for period pain. Some pain during periods is expected. Many women experience pain over lower limbs, over tummy area, or over back. Many complain they get headaches during menstruation. If the pain is such that it refrains you from doing your daily activities, you should seek treatment. If you are not able to eat, you vomit during your menstrual cycle, then it demands treatment. Many women experience menstrual pain and bloating. Many experience menstrual pain and backache.

Is treatment of Period pain possible?

We have successfully treated young girls, middle aged women and pre-menopausal women who had severe menstrual pain. There are many oral medicines in the form of churnas, tablets, Kadha that bring down the pain. One such young college going girl had very bad pain that she would fall unconscious due to pain every month. She was put on treatment for 3 months after which she wouldn’t even know when the period started.

Coping with period pain can be difficult. Remember, individual responses to home remedies can vary. It is crucial to find what works best for you. If period pain is severe or persistent, it’s advisable to consult an ayurvedic doctor near you for period pain.

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