By – Ms Preksha Chopra, founder of Welme
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We’ve got so many names to call our Periods but yet so less access and open space to hold discussions about it. Menstruation is tough to deal with but what’s even tougher is to break the taboo and discuss it in an unhushed voice.
I’ve always been a rebel and loved challenging the problematic societal norms. As someone who hates being caged and shackled under a glass ceiling, I always ensured that I encourage other young girls to live uncaged too. Whilst talking to my neighborhood girls about period cramps and how to deal with them, I was also encouraging them to be more open and comfortable with period conversations. Taking space on this digital platform, I’d just do what I’ve always been doing; talk about period cramps and ease period discussions.
Period Cramps have been a big worry for all woman at all age groups. However the intensity of pain and complications differ. Just how every woman experiences different intensity of pain, they also use different remedies to cope with it.
Here, I am going to help you all with 5 most effective remedies that help in relieving menstrual pain and easing your period days, all of it at no compromise to your body health and its functioning.
1. TENS Therapy
With growing knowledge and acceptance for TENS Therapy, people, especially menstruators, have begun believing in it as a medium to relieve menstrual pain and painful cramps. Welme device is one such product based on TENS therapy and the first-ever such device to be manufactured in India. The TENS Therapy in it sends soothing pulses that encourage natural pain killing chemicals to produce in higher levels. This eventually eases period cramps. The best thing is that Welme is a non-invasive, drug and chemical-free device, ensuring that your body health is never compromised.
2. Healthy Diet
Period cramps have a lot to do with what you feed your body. In case, junk and fatty food form a major constituent of your diet, I am afraid to say that your body might experience severe period cramps because of it. It’s an alarming time to start incorporating veggies and fruits, along with lesser salt consumption. See magic happen as your body eases on period cramps naturally just because of a simple diet switch.
Try massaging your pain points like abdomen, lower body, knee joints among others with essential oils. It eases the pain and helps you feel better in your tough days. It also helps in relieving fatigue, muscle stress and pain.
4. Gentle Exercises
To all the fitness freaks who don’t like missing even a single day of their workout, don’t worry about the stress of skipping it during periods. But also, ensure not to overdo it. And to all woman with a sedentary lifestyle, there is no harm in starting with your healthy exercise routine today. Some gentle exercise, few brisk walks, light stretches and yoga have proved to work wonders in relieving period cramps. This is because light to moderate exercise releases endorphins in the body, the chemical associated with being a natural painkiller.
5. Adequate Fluids
Are you among the ones who feel intense bloating during period days? Don’t worry, for it is very natural to happen. In that case, the reason for your period pain could be intense bloating and muscle stiffness. Hydrating your body reduces bloating and discomfort, and thus eases period cramps. It worked for me!
Well, all of these remedies are proven to be highly efficient for most womxn. However, they do not necessarily have the same effects on all bodies. Pay attention to what could work for yours and consult a doctor if the pain remains for long.
Your wellness should always be your priority.