Natural Ways to Help with Period Pain

Scarlet Period Blog | Natural Ways to Help with Period Pain

Period pain happens to the best of us, and it is common to feel some discomfort around your abdomen, thighs, and lower back when you're menstruating as your muscles contract and relax to get rid of the built-up lining. But the good news is, there are some steps you can do from home to help you take back control.

Clinical naturopath and nutritionist Renee Grandi brings you the low-down on some of her tried and tested tips for helping with monthly discomfort.


TIP 1: Castor Oil Pack Therapy

Applying a cloth soaked in castor oil over the abdomen can enhance circulation and promote healing. Using this therapy 3-4 times per week for about 45 minutes may help alleviate pain.


TIP 2: Epsom Salt Baths

Epsom salt baths can be relaxing and may help relieve muscle tension and pain. The magnesium in the salts can also be absorbed through the skin, which can help with muscle relaxation.


TIP 3: Heat Pack Therapy

Applying heat to the lower abdomen can relax the contracting muscles in the uterus, thereby can help provide relief and comfort from cramps.


TIP 4: Abdominal Massage

Massaging the abdomen with a mix of essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, and clary sage combined with carriers like hemp or jojoba oil can help reduce pain. Due to its potential anti-inflammatory properties, this is particularly beneficial for those with endometriosis and uterine fibroids.


TIP 5: TENS Machine

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation is a device that sends electrical pulses to nerve endings, which can disrupt pain signals and increase endorphin production.


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Medical Disclaimer: This blog is for information purposes only. It is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice.

With any persistent pain, especially period pain that is so bad that it interferes with your daily living, or stops you from going to school or work, it is important to consult a doctor to discuss treatment options.