Cramps often start in first two to three days of the period. During this time some women may feel nausea, vomiting, headaches, or diarrhea as well. Instead of taking a medicine, focusing on natural treatment is much better and can really help.
Here are some natural remedies for this cramps
1. Apply heat
If your legs and abdomen are chilly, you need to warm them up. Applying a heat pad on the lower abdomen is the easiest way to control menstrual cramps. Heat helps relax the contracting muscles in the uterus, almost instantly. If you don’t have a heat pad, take a warm bath or just use a hot towel.
Exercise really does help to reduce cramps. Moderate activity such as walking can be beneficial during your period in place of more strenuous activity.
3. Eat healthy food
Caffeine, alcohol, fried, processed and salty foods can make this pain worse. On the other hand, foods rich with calcium and magnesium can really help.
4. Massage with essential oils
Essential oils are another tool that can be used against cramps. Massage with lavender, marjoram or eucalyptus essential oil can help you to calm and reduce menstrual cramps. Essential oils are pretty tough to massage into the skin directly, so it’s better to mix a few drops of essential oil with a regular massage oil or cream before applying it to the skin.
5. Drink water
Dehydration can release the hormone vasopressin, which contributes to this painful cramps. Drinking enough water isn’t going to cure this pain, but it can help from feeling worse.
Menstrual cramps usually disappear completely after a childbirth.