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Thursday, April 11, 2013

'Menstrual Cramps' / Senggugut : Important Tips



  • Many women find that using a heating pad can help reduce pain.
  • Drink Chamomile tea or any caffeine-free tea.
  • Take IBUPROFEN frequently for monster cramps and don't underestimate a heating pad.
  • Fill a tub with hot water and put some salt in the tub. It helps a lot!
  • Take a hot shower. Point the shower head directly at your abdomen.
  • Take a hot bath and fill up the tub so that your abdomen is covered just slightly then place a towel over the cramped area. It helps keep the heat trapped and is very soothing.
  • Also, it may help to put a cat or other small animal on top of wherever you have cramps. Make sure the animal is calm. The vibrations of a purring cat help to relax your muscles, while the gentle heat gets rid of cramps.
  • Use a hot water bottle and press it where the cramping is.
  • Eat bananas. The potassium helps reduce cramps.
  • Eat something before taking tablets as if you don't it may make you vomit or feel worse than before you took it.
  • Stay curled up in bed with a heat pack.
  • If you're going to take a pill, take it right away. Don't give yourself time to get nauseous, or you may not be able to keep the pill down.
  • Eliminating any gas will make your cramps less powerful, as less pressure is being put on your abdomen. Try Gas releasing yoga moves such as; Laying straight on your back, bending your knee to your chest, and pulling your leg inward.
  • Lie on your side with the leg closest to the bed straight and the other tucked up quite high (you actually end up lying quite flat). You can also place your hand on your abdomen to warm it and help with the cramps.
  • Try to not think about things that may anger or upset you. Try to distract yourself with pointless, but light and fluffy things that like pictures, or reading an engrossing novel, etc. Even classic books are on the net for free!
  • Don't be afraid or embarrassed. It happens to every girl/woman.
  • Simply walk around your house, you don't have to exercise just get the blood flowing by walking around, it really helps you to cut down extra calories and brings in new freshness.
  • Dark Chocolate helps in relieving pain.
  • Drink plenty of milk. The calcium in milk and dairy products help to clam muscles and relieve cramps. Athletes use milk to help tired muscles after workouts. You may not realize it, but your abdomen is hard at work flushing everything out. Start your morning with a glass of milk before they start, and you will notice a big difference throughout the day.
  • Take two hands and gently press down on your abdomen.
  • Lay on the floor with your legs up on the seat of a chair. Scoot your butt close to the chair, edge of seat in your knee crease so you look like you are sitting The elevation relaxes pelvic muscles, reduces cramps, and slows down your flow. You look a little silly but it helps!
  • Consider the aromatherapy to help you relax, something such as lavender essential oil in your bath, in an oil burner or just sniffing from the bottle.
  • Lie down in bed with a hot water bottle over your stomach and clear your mind.
  • Step on a tennis ball to massage the pressure point at the bottom arch of the foot.
  • Have someone put pressure on your lower abdomen by using their two hands and simply pushing down.
  • If you have reduced your xenoestrogen and phytoestrogen load, then you may take topical Natural Progesterone. 30-40% of all women that do NOT reduce their xenoestrogen and phytoestrogen load temporarily experience worse symptoms when taking Natural Progesterone.
  • Eat calcium and magnesium rich foods/beverages. Take in a lot of those in milk, cheese, yogurt, and supplements too.
  • Lightly massage your abdomen, or get someone else to do it for you. This promotes blood flow to the tired muscles, which brings more oxygen and nutrients, and takes away the acidic byproducts produced by tired muscles.
  • Keep your back straight even when your laying down.
  • Avoid xenoestrogens and phytoestrogens.
  • Lie on an exercise ball (your abdomen on the top of the ball) and rock your body around on the ball.
  • Lay on your stomach and slowly raise yourself up while your legs are flat on the ground, take deep breaths and count to 10, relax and start again.
  • Drink unchilled coke to release the blood clots and the pain will cease.
  • Try doing some physical exercise. Exercise can help alleviate period pain by raising the level of endorphins, which are chemicals in the brain associated with pain relief.
  • Orgasms can help relax the cramped area and bring considerable short-term relief.
  • Steep fresh ginger in hot water on stove, covered, for about 10 min. Add some sugar cane crystals and stir. Sip this while it's hot.
  • Dancing also helps for some girls.
  • Drink a lot of water. Keep 4 or 5 water bottles near you. Drinking water helps cramps.
  • Take calcium and magnesium supplements every day for 2-3 months. You should start noticing a significant reduction in pain and nausea after this time. Don't stop taking the supplements once you feel better - you need a constant supply to feed your tired uterine muscles.
  • Some women find that usual activity may also help relieve pain.
  • Play calming music, breathe in through the nose, out through the mouth. Think about your favorite place, imagine yourself there.
  • Lay on your stomach and cross your legs while laying down. This may help to relax your muscles.
  • Sit up as straight as possible in a chair. Don't slump forward, or tilt back.
  • Kneel and put your head on the floor.
  • Visit your local library for books on menstrual problems and menstrual cramps, these can be very helpful.
*Credit to: Wikihow.com & rawforbeauty.com

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