Ladies, this is for you. Are you suffering with painful periods and menstrual cramps? If the answer is yes, then I’m going to share with you some very easy, natural ways to help stop your period pain and menstrual cramps.
This topic is very near and dear to me because I personally have suffered from cramps for a really long time in my life. At this moment now, being the age that I am, I’ve gotten a really good handle on it, but it took me quite a few years to figure this out.
I used to have to stay home from school because I was in so much pain. I would miss a couple of days of school because of that.It was horrible. As I got older and got into the natural health field, I totally learned how to change my diet and add in certain supplements and herbs, and now I have no period pain.
The first thing is to look into what you’re eating, especially around your period. There are certain things that are going to make the period pain worse. The normal bad things that I always talk about are too much sugar and caffeine. Having a lot of caffeine around your cycle can interfere, as well as dairy products. Even if you’re not sensitive to dairy, it can contribute to your period pain. You may want to reduce or eliminate dairy, at least around your cycle.
One thing that you may not have thought or heard of, is a Chinese medicine principle. You want to avoid cold and raw foods, especially around your cycle. Avoid things like salads and smoothies. Just have warm cooked food around the time of your period, because in Chinese medicine when things are cold, things stiffen up within the body and that could cause pain, contractions and cramping.
Next I’m going to get into some supplements, vitamins and herbs that are really good for period pain.
First, we will get into minerals. We all have nutrient deficiencies in general, but a lot of us are really low in minerals. The main mineral that we use is calcium with magnesium. The supplement that I recommend has five parts calcium to one part magnesium. Usually magnesium is the one that’s always talked about, but calcium is also extremely important in any type of cramp in the body, not just menstrual cramps, but any type of cramp including leg cramps. The product that I use in my clinic is called Calcium Lactate from Standard Process. It is very easily absorbed and best taken without food. Calcium is very good for the tissue and is used in different ways throughout the body, but in this case it’s going to be needed in the tissue to relieve the cramps.
Next is an easily available remedy. Red raspberry leaf tea is available at most stores. It is really excellent for the spasms and cramping in the uterine tissue.
The next couple of remedies are from a company called MediHerb, and this is a company that we use for our herbal supplements in both of my clinics. There are three formulas that we specifically use to help regulate the cycle, PMS, and for cramps.
The first one is very efficient for cramps. It’s called Cramplex. There are five different herbs in there, corydalis, cramp bark, red raspberry leaf, ginger, and wild yam. This is an excellent formula and it’s especially good to take three or four days prior to your cycle and during your cycle to help with the cramps and the spasms.
Next is a product called FemCo. It s also good for regulating the cycle and is good for PCOS. This is good for blood sugar issues and for the liver. FemCo contains Schisandra, which is great for the liver, white peony, which is great for blood sugar, and Shatavari, which is an Ayurvedic herb.
Last is an herb that I’ve been taking for a very long time. It has really helped regulate my own periods. It’s called Chaste Tree I really love this formula as it helps the body produce its own estrogen. It doesn’t give you estrogen. There are no hormones in it, but it helps the endogenous production of progesterone in your body, which can help balance the estrogen. Having an estrogen imbalance is part of the reason why you have period problems in the first place.
I hope these tips were helpful for you ladies. If you’d like to get our help for a personalized protocol for yourself, because everybody is different, we offer free consultation. Please give us a call.