How to Get Rid of Period Pain

by Selina Luo
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How to Get Rid of Period Pain

Do you dread your monthly cycle due to painful cramps? Many women suffer from painful periods, unaware of the effective natural remedies that can make their periods more comfortable. You just need a few simple strategies. We explain what period pains are and share some tips on how to relieve period pain.

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What are period pains?

Menstrual pains are you feeling your uterus (womb) contract to shed its lining. Pretty amazing, even if it doesn't feel so great.


There are two different types of period pain:


Primary dysmenorrhoea

This commonly occurs in teenage girls and young women, towards the beginning of menstrual life. The cramping pains are caused by the womb contracting to shed its lining. There may also be pain caused by the decreased supply of blood to the womb. The pain is mainly in the lower part of the abdomen but can go into the back and down the front of the thighs. Some women feel nauseated at the same time. It is a perfectly natural condition and for many women is simply a mild monthly discomfort. Primary dysmenorrhoea can be eased with the contraceptive pill as well as some relaxation techniques.

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Secondary dysmenorrhoea

This may not start until your mid-twenties or later. It is unlikely to cease after childbirth. The pain is not restricted to “time of the month” bleeding and can occur throughout the cycle. Periods may become heavier and more prolonged, and intercourse may be painful. Secondary dysmenorrhoea can be a sign of other conditions, including pelvic infections, which may need urgent attention. If you start to experience period pain as an adult you should not hesitate to consult a GP.

Period pain relief

The first few days of your period are likely to be the most painful. This is because the uterus is contracting in order to shed the inner lining and produce the menstrual period.

period painExercise and eating your favorite food stimulate the production of hormones that ease the pain and lift your mood.


But if you really feel terrible, don't force yourself to do a physical activity. Just try to listen to what your body is telling you.


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Prior to menstruation, uterine tissues synthesize prostaglandins, hormone-like substances involved in regulating uterine contractions when the uterus is expelling its inner lining (the endometrium).

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If the prostaglandin levels go up, the uterus contracts more actively, and the pain preceding and accompanying your period gets more intense.


You can reduce the discomfort by controlling prostaglandin production with the help of a diet.


For period cramps relief, try to replenish your diet with foods containing:

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omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil, flaxseed, seafood, walnuts)

lycopene (tomatoes, pink grapefruits, apricots, guava)

bromelain (pineapple)

Ginger extract, and vitamins B, E, and C, as well as magnesium, will help in menstrual pain relief as they affect uterine smooth muscle contractions.

The balance of prostaglandins is disrupted by smoking, caffeine, and alcohol, so try to limit your exposure to those.

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You should also avoid stress and chaotic eating as this has a negative effect on your overall well-being.



Try Moxibustion


Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the cause of dysmenorrhea is mainly due to poor blood circulation, and moxibustion can strengthen blood circulation.

Moxibustion is a form of acupuncture that has been used by therapists and doctors for thousands of years. It improves the flow of Qi, which is the energy in the body, by the heating moxa that causes stimulation in the nerves and releasing endorphins to block pain.


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NBA Star Draymond Green utilizes Moxibustion to heal his body and return into his prime body state. Celebrities such as Robert Downey Jr. and Sandra Bullock are all fans of acupuncture.


iJoou is the world's first smart gear and app that brings the ancient healing power of Moxibustion to the modern world. Many sports stars and celebrities utilize Moxibustion to heal and return to the prime state.



by Selina Luo


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