Jeannie Bianchi, LAc

From Our Acupuncturist:

6 Ways to Reduce Period Pain

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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. In my practice as an acupuncturist, I have seen many patients go from taking maximum doses of ibuprofen or acetaminophen during their periods to using little or none at all, just by implementing a few simple strategies.

You may wonder why you have to suffer through cramps in the first place. The explanation lies in the fact that your uterus must shed its natural lining each month–a job that requires your uterine muscle to contract. As it contracts, blood vessels that supply the uterus become constricted, which reduces blood flow and results in pain. For some women, the hormonal changes that trigger menstruation may be more pronounced, causing the uterus to contract overzealously–and more painfully.

From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, excessive menstrual pain is considered a condition of “stagnation.” Stagnation refers to a lack of energy (in this case, blood) flowing through an organ. With menstrual cramps, stagnation is thought to lodge in the lower abdomen and become irritated or activated when the body tries to start shedding tissue.

To address the excess contraction and constriction that cause painful periods, try the following tips. The idea is to help regulate blood flow in the lower abdomen, normalize smooth muscle contraction, and reduce cramps.  You can try them one at a time and see which approach works best for you, or you can try them all together to achieve maximum effect.

1. Supplement Yourself

Take calcium and magnesium supplements throughout the month, as these nutrients work in concert to aid muscle relaxation. You should aim for a total of about 1000mg of calcium daily, and up to 500mg of magnesium daily.  If you experience loose stools, reduce the dose. (Note: we recommend you use calcium citrate, because it tends to be more easily absorbed into the system than calcium carbonate.)

2. Try a Tea

Raspberry leaf is considered to be a mild uterine tonic. Try a cup of raspberry leaf tea each day throughout the month. It is available at Whole Foods by the company Traditional Medicinals. Keep in mind you are looking for the herbal tea, not raspberry-flavored black tea!

3. Eat More Greens

Dark leafy greens are a dietary source of magnesium, calcium, and countless other micronutrients.  These nutrients are essential for mediating muscle contractions. In Chinese dietary therapy, dark green vegetables are also considered to be mildly cleansing, which is what the body needs in a “stagnation” condition. Some greens such as dandelion greens (very bitter, but very helpful) also have a mild diuretic effect, which reduces bloating.

4. Cut Down on Coffee

Caffeine, especially from coffee, is a well-known vasoconstrictor – it makes blood vessels constrict.  Indeed, it may cause the vessels that feed the uterus to tighten more than they do in non-coffee drinkers.  If you’re a diehard coffee drinker and can’t cut it out entirely, try avoiding it just in the week before your period and see if you notice a change.

5. Use a Heating Pad

A heating pad or hot water bottle is a simple, tried and true way to reduce muscle spasms.

6. Try Acupuncture

Certain acupuncture points are thought to regulate blood flow through the abdominal cavity and relax the nervous system, which can help calm muscular contractions. Studies show that acupuncture is just as effective as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicines for reducing pain.

In addition to pain relief, don’t be surprised if these changes also lead to better digestion, better sleep, and a steadier mood.  However, if these measures are not enough to improve your quality of life, an acupuncturist or naturopath can offer you further refinement of natural strategies.

Also, keep in mind that excessively painful menstruation can be a sign of a more serious underlying medical issue, such as endometriosis, a uterine infection, or a problem with the uterine anatomy. Don’t forget to consult your primary care provider to make sure these possibilities are addressed, especially if you just can’t seem to get your pain under control.

May you enjoy smoother cycles!

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comments:

  1. KF says:

    This blog is rockin it! Great, diverse content. Keep it up!

  2. Josh says:

    My girlfriend does not have cramping issues during her menstrual cycle, but she does get migraines. Could these methods work to reduce migraines as well?

    • Evan says:

      Josh, you may want to send your girlfriend to an Upper Cervical Chiropractor. They get tremendous results as far as relieving people of their headaches, migraines, and many other issues that are common among us. No drugs, surgery or supplements. Simply restoring the bodies innate/ natural ability to heal itself.

    • nicki says:

      It will work josh

    • shan says:

      tell her to try drinking more water I had the same problem until I started drinking 4 glasses of water per day.

  3. what is the cure for gout says:

    You’re doing a dazzling job.This helps a lot.

  4. sonali says:

    Should I take medicine for period pain???????????????????????

  5. ash says:

    I have extrememly painful cramps. Midol doesn’t exactly work for me. I use a heating pad and it reduces the pain by like 10% what can I do that will help more?

    • Jenny says:

      Naprox works for me all the time try it.. ,,, i am suffering from this pain for two years,,, and i am dying to find out how on earth i can relieve my self to this trauma.

  6. dev says:

    is eating painkillers during periods bad for health????

    • Hi Dev

      Thanks for your comment. If you’re taking standard, recommended over-the-counter doses of ibuprofen or acetaminophen for 2-3 days and you have no contraindications (e.g. kidney or liver disease) to taking these medications, then there should be no problem at all. As always, we suggest you discuss this with first your primary care provider before taking medication.

      Malcolm Thaler, M.D.
      Clinical Editor
      One Medical Group

  7. ajay says:

    thnks 4 the info given out here…mah gf suffers frm a lot of pain at evry mc…I wl ask her 2 follow the same…wl see if ths wl wrk out I wl glad 2 u guys…..

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  9. muzi says:

    My gf has alot of pain before a day when period starts. Her lower belly has a hard pain at the time of period as well as in period she takes 2 to 4 of zeespas tablets to control the pain also she suffers from vomting in this period. Now tell me what are the casues and treatment for that pain…

    • Hi Muzi,

      Thanks for your comment. We currently cannot provide specific medical advice online. We’d suggest having your girlfriend visit her primary care provider to look further into the period pain and her treatment options.

  10. Beenish says:

    I take black tea…. That really works….

  11. deepti says:

    i m getting severe pain during periods time.
    i heard if v do sex then periods pain ll reduce
    is it true?

    • Hi Deepti,

      Thanks for your question. There are some anecdotal reports that claim sex can relieve period pain, but there haven’t been enough studies performed to confirm this. Sex has been proven to reduce stress–which could be correlated to reducing pain during menstruation–but there may be more biological reasons behind this.

      Having sex during menstruation is considered “safe,” but note that it can increase your risk to sexually transmitted infections due to the increased contact with vaginal secretions and blood.

      Malcolm Thaler, M.D.
      Clinical Editor
      One Medical Group

    • sahil says:

      Hi deepti……
      somebudy has given u wrong information because it can hurt u to do intercoarse during periods and also may cause of infection…. so please avoid intercoarse during periods……may god bless you..

  12. Sara says:

    hi
    Why I am getting very” bad headache” ,and some times I am getting eye pain as well.Those pain accrue some times several days before my period and some times during my period .
    What should I do reduce my pain (headache )?
    I am getting ibuprofen and Advil but some times it did not work!!!

    Thanks for your help

    • Hi Sara,

      Thanks for your comment. Sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. Your headaches could be caused by a variety of issues, so we suggest seeing your primary care provider so he/she can look into this further into this issue.

  13. Vick says:

    Thanks, Very useful information. If accupuncture helps in assuaging the periods pain, it should be good for women with uterine fibroids too..Is it advisable?

    • Hey Vick,

      Acupuncture won’t shrink large uterine fibroids, but may help with some of the symptoms. Some studies have shown that acupuncture can shrink very small fibroids but more research needs to be conducted. We’d suggest discussing this in further detail with your gynecologist or primary doctor before exploring acupuncture for uterine fibroids.

      Malcolm Thaler, M.D.
      Clinical Editor
      One Medical Group

  14. suzee says:

    Acupuncture is really the effective one, superb…

  15. cristy says:

    can i ask?my sister is have menstration but its only a drop how could it be happen,and why its happen to her?thnx plsssss……i need to know
    many thnx…
    godbless

  16. farheen says:

    during periods there is lots pain in stomach&abdomen
    it causes irritation

  17. mariah says:

    Wash your privates with hot water (as hot as is comfortable). It will relax muscles all the way to your abdomen. This is good advice for when you change your pad/tampon.

    A tampon , especially one for heavy flow, may amplify cramps. I usually wait out my cramps before using one.

    Where i come from we drink

    a quarter cup mildly hot milk mixed with a quarter cup rosewater. It eases constricted blood flow and gets rid of cramps. It could be taken every 3 to 4 hours.

    An alternative remedy is mixing a level tea-spoon of turmeric powder (that yellow powder used in curries) with half a cup of mildly hot milk and drinking that.

    Mildly hot means as hot as could be easily gulped down.

  18. rk says:

    My gal friend get tremendous pain
    .. she cant bare it sometimes ..she screams and she has her cycle for likr 7 days

    Is this normal

    And she refuses to go to a gyno … plz help me out here .. wat should I do
    .. o wat should she do ???

  19. nonjabz says:

    what should i take if it gets so bad that i cant even walk to school

  20. christine mwikali says:

    l experience severe period cramps n i take painkillers!i use a hot pad but its still severe..what should i do?

  21. may says:

    What shuld I do if its get so bad? I tink hot bottle water works tho..but dosent work for me!!

  22. navneet says:

    thnx 4 thz . . . My gf wz regularly getin pain due 2 perioads. . . I’ll tel hr abt it. . .nd i lv ur site. . .4 tht. . .thumbs up buddies. . :)

  23. Abrar says:

    I have tried everything nothing works
    I go thro a lot of pain for 3 days constant after that the pain stops and i feel nothing but the first 3 days are like hell
    Isn’t there anything else i can do ?
    I even went to the doctor and they said nothing can be done

  24. shruti says:

    i am suffering from tremendous pain in my lower back ,stomach,and back bone in periods which is unbearable 12-14 hours. There is also problem of vomiting,weakness,vertigo and faint.Is dis any serious problm or shud i consult to d doctor.

  25. kiran says:

    i has alot of pain before a day when period starts.my lower belly has a hard pain at the time of period as well as in period i take 2 to 4 of zeespas tablets to control the pain also she suffers from vomting in this period. Now tell me what are the casues and treatment for that pain…

  26. kiran says:

    i has alot of pain when period starts.my lower belly has a hard pain at the time of period as well as in period i take 2 to 4 of painkiller tablets to control the pain . Now tell me what are the casues and treatment for that pain…and i suffer these all about 3 4years.even today my condition is very bad

  27. Painful cramps says:

    I have the worst period cramps. I was on hydro-codeine/tylonal medicne but I am no longer insured so can’t see a dr I am in tears and screaming most of the time because of the pain. Nothing seams to help except sleep. But even then I wake up every 20min. Any thoughts to help?

    • Thanks for reaching out to us. We cannot provide individual medical advice online so we’d suggest taking a look at some of the home remedies above. If you’re still experiencing discomfort—we’d suggest checking out Mayo Clinic’s website for more suggestions.

  28. geet.singh says:

    whl period f sec day i hd a pain
    in very badly so wt prectn and med shal i tk to get sm relief

  29. NONHLANHLA says:

    EVERY TIME BEFORE I HAVE MY PERIODS I USE TO EXPERIENCE SHARP PAINS ON MY WEIST AND EVEN DURING MY PERIODS HONESTLY I CAN’T BARE THIS KINDA PAINS I AM FEELING IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN TAKE TO GET RID OF THE PAINS?

    • Hello—if you’re experience discomfort associated with your period, we’d suggest trying some of our suggestions in the article above. There are also a number of over-the-counter medications you can take such as Midol that may help resolve the issue. Please make sure to talk to your primary physician before taking any kind of medication.

  30. tulsi says:

    hi …
    I suffer from a severe pain… n I have tried all your methods ….but I don’t feel any changes
    pls do help me … it pains a lot …. :’(

    • nikitha says:

      1. Eating a pinch of Asafoetida(hing)kept inside a banana fruit pulp or with jaggery and drinking hot water helps to reduce the stomach ache during menstruation.
      2. Eating a spoon of Fenugreek seeds (Methi seeds or venthiyam ) with warm water or with a cup of buttermlik is very helpful to reduce the stomach ache during menstruation
      3.Aniseeds or Sombhu or Saunf boiled , filetered and drinking this with a spoon of honey helps to reduce the stomach ache

  31. Aelisa says:

    Thank You ! ;)

  32. Esty says:

    Thanks for this tips i hop it will be helpful for me cos my own pains use to be very serious i pray it work for me.
    Thank Esty

  33. Zhavi says:

    I dnt knw hw to sy, my period pain Is as if im gettin punishmnt fr commitn serious crime. I cry n cry coz f pain, nothn works… heatin pad, painkillers. My headache is lye as if 1 elephant sitin on my head and naseau felins is disgustn,stomach pain,lower abdomen pain aah! I cnt sy also.

  34. Melony says:

    Doc, I am suffering from terrible pain in my abdomen during third day of my menses. Is this normal, since I have tried everything – hot water bags, tablets, herbal tea, painkillers – nothing works for me. I am not sexually active.

  35. jaden says:

    Hεyy♥…!*.. So like °̩ need someones help I’ve gone through all the steps and nothing has helped me … Im not so advanced in having my period its only been 2 years since I’ve started and this is the first time I’ve ever had so much pain ! °̩ dont know what to do please can someone help me :( !
    Thanks xxx

  36. emma says:

    Me I take ANTADYS medicine and it gets rid of my pain :D but is it good that i take this medicine..????

  37. Poonam Sharma says:

    Hi my age is 26 year old unmarried my problem is i have suffer lot of pain during my periods and vomiting also my ultrasound shows that i have two cyst in my both ovary and ct scan impression show that i have endometrious problem i want to know laparascopy is good treatment for that or i can reduce this pain by natural ways please help me

  38. Tisna Tajudin says:

    I found a remedy for my severe period pain simply by using hotwater bottle wrap with towel. I place it on my lower tummy and my back where the pains throbbing. Instantly give comfort and eliminate the pain completely. No more pills for me.

  39. Govardhan L says:

    It helped my girl to reduce d pain..thnx

  40. Akash yadav says:

    Hi My wife is 29 , she has very severe pain while she is having mens..from last 6 years. we cunsult a doctor n she cunduct TVS doppler n says that my wife having 2Rasoli in her utress 9mm and 17mm nd this is the for painfuk menstrution. What should I do?

  41. Solvia says:

    Hi when am avin my periods ah do spit alot like a pregnant woman nd d pain is so much dat ah vomit nd ah dnt ave appetite for fud pls help me ah dnt knw wat to do

  42. mo says:

    hi, I would like to know any particular brand which you could suggest me for calcium and magnesium supplements.

    Thank You.

    • Hi Mo,

      Thanks for your question. We’d suggest chatting with your primary doctor about the right supplements that will work best for you. We unfortunately cannot provide individual health advice online.

  43. Sangita says:

    I am feeling pain during my periods. My periods was irregular. Now consulting with doctor i am taking hormone and other essential tablets. No after 27 day of eearlier periods i have in new fresh period going on but feeling severe pain in my belly…. plz reply

  44. sanju says:

    i am feeling severe pain and vomiting. on my 1st day periods i can’t do anything… pls help me tel sum more remedies for me

  45. Jonsie says:

    Hi, Even i do suffer from severe abdominal & back pain, during this time, i drink lots of water which reduces my pain almost 80%, this works on me… so u can also try out.

  46. tripti says:

    M 25 yr old woman and I suffer frmm very muchh painful crampss and pain in m lower abdomenn nd back during first two days so I take pain killer of meftal spas and m suffring frm dese painful cramps from 2 yrss shkd I consult to lady gynaec gjve me some tips to cure it

  47. thnx all of u says:

    thnx ds information

  48. Manish says:

    My gf feels sooo much pain during periods….. :(

  49. kriya says:

    Im an 18 yr old girl..i gt menstrual cramps..in starting 2 days it pains like hell.i cnt evn sleep whole night..cnt evn gt up frm ma bed..milk dsnt suit me.i gt acidity becoz of it..plz suggest some tips.im too tensed becoz of this period pain..:(

  50. kotesh says:

    Hello medam,

    I am kotesh .

    Plz give some tips reduce the pain of perieods

  51. deepika says:

    hey m 17 nd dis iz d frst time m gettin d cramps.. Mum says it cn happen due to eating pickle… Is it true?? Nd how cn bring dis pain to a beareble level??

  52. sonali says:

    Am suffering from badly from stomach pain, cuz of Mc, give me tip so dat I can get relief fast

  53. Amy Hunter says:

    Also try aspercream or be gay cream some sort of cream that that help take the pain away.Amy

  54. SHIPRA says:

    ya…….its 2 usefulll thx mam

  55. diya sharma says:

    I got severe pain in my stomach during periods ,I really cant bear it,any more….this happening with me past 6 yers….& now its going on,,what can I do, ur above ways cant help me to get rid of it. sometimes I take pain reliver medicines like paracitamol,,,,,&my pain stops

    • Msmm says:

      Diya,
      Did you find out what was causing your stomach pain during periods? In starting to have the same symptoms. My stomach starts getting upset/burning about 2 days before my periods and last as long as the period together with feeling really bloated. After the period is over the pain also goes away. I also have lower back pain, severe cramps and heavy periods.

  56. Edwren says:

    My girlfriend does having menstrual problem every month, but im not agree her always to having pills or medicine. Perhaps the soft and healthy excersice can fixed it.

  57. gwen says:

    a few days b4 ma periods ma face starts having a lot of big pimples,tht bores me so much how can i stop them 4rm appearin

  58. remmie says:

    am 21 yrs,av been sufferin 4rm menstrual cramp 4 d past 8yrs naw,av tried all kind of pain killer,home remedies,got to hospital bt yet no difference,am a virgin n dose it add to it

  59. shipra says:

    How can i stop the menstural pain by naturall things….reply fast plzz…

  60. Gugu says:

    I experience sevier period pains sometimes i cnt even feel my legs,pains in my thighs i think its even effectin my reproductiove system coz i dnt concieve i hav been trying for a baby for a long time i cnt even aafford to consult a gynacologist.plz help

  61. vikas says:

    My g.f got sooo much pain while periods….the u are saying is the which we drink in our dail life….

  62. banumathy says:

    Now am suffrn frm stmach pain??tmrw i have exams i cant study too……gve me tips plz

  63. mohammed irfan says:

    Hi, im a mom of 2 yr old baby & i’l b hvng lot of pain during 1st 3dys of periods..it is evry times problem i’l b hvng..plz suggest me sumthng..

  64. Tshire says:

    My menstrual circle takes 7days,nd i experience very terrible period pains,i cnt evn walk,is dis normal?

  65. amulya says:

    Me n my sis suffer from pain during periods every month.we both have same prblm..and during summer we suffer alot with vomiting, back pain, legs pain, very baldy..we cant even get up from bed n walk for a while. .so pls suggest us how to reduces it

  66. hope says:

    i suffer frm my periods pain . I did every thing but the pain stil killing me . Sometimes i want to end my life bucz it

  67. jo says:

    All the above remedies are gud to try bt i find more relief after a short nap n by drinking sugerless soda. Thanku ; )

  68. rumaisa says:

    Hello!
    I suffer from very bad cramps during menstruation, and get very less menstrual flow though i m just a teenager yet, i dont know what to do it lasts for one an ahalf day but it really gets severe, i cannot do anything except for taking rest whole day.
    I sometimes take painkillers which really reduces the pain but my relatives are against usings drugs during menstruation as they think it can cause infertility. I feel very discomfortable, also i get diarrhea and nausea during my periods. Its more than a hell. Please help me out. Is it because i have less menstrual flow or something?
    Regards.

  69. Helen says:

    Also eat sweet stuff like chocolate it reduces pain,
    Try to keep the part of your but that hurts hot,
    And don’t pick up heavy stuff during period….

  70. rose says:

    I’m suffering from a severe period pain from last night, i took 3 pain killer tablets and have kept hot water pad, but the pain is still the same. Please suggest me how to reduce the pain.

  71. prachi desai says:

    we have a stomach ache during period because we think negativenot becoz of chums.

  72. Rigzin says:

    what I have to do if taking hot water doesn’t works?

  73. kushi says:

    iam sufrng from more stomoch pain n leg pains and evn the vomitis iam taking mefthol+ to cure it and i drinkd hot water also but no use of tat the pain will be not geting cure n 17 years old pls suggest me

  74. Aaru. says:

    hi frndz…im also sufferting pain during periods, but i suggest mefthol+ ….( if u r interest) kerala ayurvedha suggested a medicine”ashokarishtam”it is used to help clean uterus properly and reduce pain also…it has no side effect…. if u r interest u can use it….i used it properly… unbelvbl it workzzzzzz
    thank you…

  75. anjali kumari says:

    i am suffering from a lots of pains in my stomach during menstruation and have been trying many things but really not succesed in it ,plzzz give some home care treatment .

  76. ishu chopra says:

    evry month i suffr frm stomch cramps i eat lot of bananas bt it didnt work at ol wat should i do…?

  77. anamika says:

    I m 35 years old , all month i work very fast but during my periods i cant even get up from bed not able to walk properly lots of stomach pain, i have tried many home remedies but every month same problem , i hope this blog will help me .

  78. neetu says:

    i am suffering from severe pain in my stomach and abdonmal during mensuration from 7yrs i am taking med meftal spas for relief it give me relief after 40 mint tkn med wht to do how to get from this relief

  79. pranjal says:

    Hi i m 19 yrs old i am suffring from lots of pain in my stomach during mensuration and i have been trying many things but not succed…plz give me some treatment to reduce this pain..and relef me..

  80. asin sawant says:

    agar ye upay kam nahi hue to

  81. Kaitlin says:

    I’m 17 and I have cramp pain to the point where I cant move all day. For the past couple years I would take high doses of ibuprofen every 4 to eight hours about two to three times a day. What I didn’t know was that takes high doses of ibuprofen caused worse problems for my future. I started getting very ill in the mornings and throwing up bile. This is not good for my body I visited many doctors but none have seemed to recognize what was going on. Then one day I went online to find some ways to get rid of cramps so that I wouldn’t need to take medication for pain relief. I found Primrose Oil. its skin nerve and joint health. it is proven to get rid of it. To this day I no longer take any pain medications for my cramps. Its amazing!!

  82. Mithuna says:

    Hi ,iam gr8ly thankful for the site ,every tip u gave here works good for pain relief ,herbal tea gave me 60% relief and using hot water bottle reduced my pain and gave me a good sleep too , thnks a loot

  83. Chandra says:

    I also have cramps pain you want to walk for 30 minutes for daily this will work I also try and this work and strecthing exercise

  84. meen says:

    first day only.. i get severe stomach.plz suggest home remedies

  85. Nour says:

    Im 14 and my pain is too much. I tried everything. I used heating pads. I drink tea. I took medicine and my pain is too much. I can’t stand up without my lower abdominal hurting me so I sart in bed. Is three a solution? I can’t stand this pain. It’s only my lower abdominal that hurts too much and sometimes my lower back.

  86. Patie says:

    Its really painfull guys i can’t even slp d whole night.I tried pain killers but it almost take 4hrs for them to start to work.I will try yo advice hop it wl wrk for me.

  87. tamsyn says:

    I get my cramps every month when I get my periods and the cramps come and go but sometimes the cramps will stay there until I’m finish with my period and its getting more painful what should I use.I did use everything but it don’t work

  88. sirisha says:

    should i make use of periodic tablets?????????????

  89. lil says:

    i’ll rather die than go thru thiss. it hurts sooooooooooooo bad

  90. Tusi says:

    I am 13 years old.I had a lot of pain 3 days before my period and it’s going on now;-(

  91. Jordyn says:

    I have bad cramps when my period comes and i use hot water bottles, tea, and Tylenol. Is there something else i can do that actually works?!?!?

  92. dhivya says:

    i have a problem in mensus, at mail problem is hip pain… but still nowi take a some tablets… but i know ti will affecte my future.. i dont have a capacity to control the pain so please give me a good solution for thiz pain

  93. Abiodun says:

    Good Afternoon Dr. Pls, my girlfriend is suffering from menstrual pains and I’m scare because I have not encounter serious problem like her ailment before….what are your medical advice for her..Medication prescription /Remedies

  94. diya thakur says:

    Hi….i m married since 1 n half year before..my age is 27
    I just want to know…in periods can i continue my gym….plsss rply

  95. kashkins says:

    thnx alot 4 de tips ill try n c if it will wrk on ma case coz its de sem lk sm of de posted, jst a qns is it true dat chocoltes add de flow of menstralblood? Du de over de counter drugs hv side effects on de user?

  96. Honey Singh says:

    Can anyone please tell me what is acupunture nd I can’t get the 6 point….

    Please help me.

    My gf is facing too much pain in her belly and in legs as well.

    During her first 2 days she can not walk even 50 steps.

    How can she reduce her pain?

  97. kala says:

    Hi I need some help. I have really bad cramping the first 4 days and non stop bleeding. It’s only my second year of this and I take ibeprofen and some tylenol. I tried Mido too. It doesn’t work. I’ve tried alot of medicine and i don’t know what to do. I bleed through 3 pairs of pants in 1 day. I get cramps so bad that I can’t sleep at night and nothing helps. Any advice on what to do??

  98. neha mehra says:

    hey guys…instead of everything told above i hav d best for u nd to get rid of period pain the only thing u need to do is that dont let your stomach go empty, keep eating something like fruits, biscuits but avoid fried things nd junk food during periods. i m a teenager nd earlier i used to hav severe pain..i used to sweat even in the month of jan but after trying these tricks told to me by my grandmother gave me a huge relaxation.

  99. Sally says:

    Oh my I just had coffee it hurts evn mre

  100. charu singh says:

    I m getting irratating pain in periods so please suggest me what kind of tablet relife in pain thats no harmful of heath please answer fast this question

  101. maryam says:

    I always take pain killer(panadol extra) and it realy works. z it gud or bad??? plzz tel me…

  102. lindie says:

    I’m in extreme pain when i get my period and it lasts 8 days. I’ve tried all strong types of medicines over the years and nothing helped for the pain. My pain gets so bad that i cannot walk or even move. I used 600mg ibuprofen tablets, then it started to cause my hands and feet to swell and go numb.

    I know use IBUGESIC SYRUP and it works like a bomb, please do try this. It really works :)

  103. JANE says:

    This is the fourteenth year since my horrible period pains started. I feel intense lower belly pain, lower back pain, legs feel numb/tingling and sometimes i throw up. I hate my period. It is irregular as well and I earnestly wait for the day I will stop using medicine. Thanks for your tips. I will apply them. Hot water bottle works for me as long as i have taken medicine. Thanks.

  104. Nat says:

    I am used to getting the big bloaty feeling during PMS and Mensing. But every once in awhile, I get a severe cycle where i feel like ripping my whole abdomen out. Lol, i will stay in the bed all day, take a pill or two to numb the pain while im trying to sleep. And ill take some chamomile or grey tea(mostly as a soothing factor). I think the rosemary water and teas are great ideas. I guessif you can drink the rosemary tea itself thats much better. But what i have a question about is, could factors such as, getting a new job, moving between homes, a break up, etc, can these things cause these pains, bloating and cramping. Ive always wondered because i know stress can change the pattern of your cycle, but can it change the actual reaction your body has. It seems so

    • Hi Nat,
      Absolutely. Stress can certainly cause these symptoms – except for your brain, your gut has more neurons than any other organ, so a lot of emotional stress can go right to your digestive system. That being said, if you are losing weight, passing black or bloody stools or having fever, this is not just stress – see your healthcare provider. You should see your provider anyway, because there is a lot she or he can do to help you better manage your stress and your symptoms.

  105. sarah onyinye says:

    I usually have severe pain during period accompanied with vomiting and stooling please what can I do to ease the pain cos it so severe

    • Hi Sarah,
      We recommend reaching out to your PCP about they pain you are experiencing during your period. There is quite a lot that can be done to minimize the discomfort and they can work through your specific needs with you best.

  106. mouli basu says:

    i am having my period and any of these cant help me i am dying in pain

  107. sarita saraf says:

    During priods time i have lost of pain plz help me. I m getting irratating pain in periods so please suggest me what kind of tablet relife in pain thats no harmful of heath please answer fast this question.only first day i am in pain

    • Hi Sarita,
      If you are not on any hormonal form of birth control, that would certainly be something to talk over with you primary care provider. If you are, switching meds can often help as well. In terms of just immediate pain relief, nothing works better than advil – 600 mg 3-4 times a day; if that isn’t strong enough, there are options – again, ask your PCP.

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