- Give yourself a massage using essential oils. Massage therapy and aromatherapy can help reduce menstrual pain. You can book a massage at a spa, ask a partner or friend to give you a massage or try to give yourself one using oils such as lavender, rose and peppermint.
- Use heat. Apply a heating pad to your back or right above your pelvic area to help ease cramping and pain. If you do not have a heating pad, try putting hot water in a plastic bottle and wrapping a cloth around it.
- Drink raspberry tea. Tea in general can help alleviate menstrual pain but raspberry tea specifically has been proven to not only lighten your periods but reduce cramping during that time of the month.
- Masturbate. Yes, masturbating or having an orgasm helps release endorphins and oxytocin in your body. Endorphins help decrease your perception of pain which helps when experiencing cramps.
Not Enough? You May Need Medical Attention
As helpful and easy as natural and home remedies can be, sometimes they may not be enough to help alleviate the pain you’re experiencing.
If you experience severe and excruciating pain every time your menstrual cycle comes on, then you need to seek medical help as soon as possible. This could be a result of fibroids that have distorted your uterus or you are living with something such as endometriosis. Sometimes it takes more than one way to get the job done, do what works best for you and your body