8 Ways to Stop Period Cramps

Most women have painful cramps from their period from time to time. The good news is that you can gain back control —— here are 8 proven home remedies that may ease your discomfort.

Drink more water
Staying hydrated won't curb your cramping directly, but it can help with bloating, which makes cramps feel worse. When your period is coming, keep a water bottle handy. Also, drinking hot water can increase blood flow throughout your body and relax your muscles. This can lessen cramps caused by uterine contractions.

Apply heat
Put a heating pad (set on low) or a hot water bottle on your belly, or take a warm bath. Heat improves blood flow and may ease the pain.

Try Some Yoga Poses
Whether it's the stretching of your muscles or the relaxing effect of the poses, a regular yoga practice can indeed help your cramps. A study show that —— When 20 undergraduate students did an hour-long yoga program once a week for three months, they had less menstrual cramping and period distress than 20 women who didn’t.

Curl Up
Lie down and put a pillow under your knees, or lie on your side and bring your knees up to your chest. This may help relieve back pressure.

Try Dietary Supplements
Vitamin D can help your body absorb calcium and reduce inflammation. Other supplements, including omega-3, vitamin E and magnesium, can help reduce inflammation and might even make your periods less painful. For best results, take supplements every day, not just during your period.

Massage Your Tummy With Essential Oils
Research suggests that some essential oils can help ease period cramps when massaged onto the abdomen, due to their ability to boost circulation, including:lavender, sage, rose, marjoram, cinnamon, clove etc.

Enjoy Herbal Teas
Chamomile and peppermint teas are often recommended for menstrual pain because they are calming to the body.

Use Adour Sanitary Pad
Created to minimise cramps and maximise comfort, Adour Sanitary Pad is a menstrual pad infused with Negative Ion & Far Infrared which seeks to improve blood circulation & soothe menstrual pain.