How to Soothe Painful Periods

Do you ever dream of not having to deal with painful periods ever again? Or maybe you're conditioned to believe your period problems are just normal for you? 

It DOES NOT have to be this way. Promise. 

While every woman is cyclically unique and responds best to personalized period care, here are 2 tips for soothing painful periods.

Use Essentials Oils
Aromatic essential oils are often used in personal care products and are recognized as powerful aromatherapy to ease stress, discomfort, and anxiety.

Massaging diluted essential oils onto the pelvic area is a great way to relieve menstrual pain.

According to a study in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, a group of 48 women with menstrual pain and cramps massaged either essential oils or a synthetic fragrance on their lower abdomen. The women who used a mixture of diluted essential oils on the pelvic region for one full cycle reported less pain during their period.

The right combination of essential oils is key for therapeutic benefit.

Revamp your diet
I like quick fixes and temporary relief as much as the next girl, but when it comes to lasting results, if you want to get to the bottom of your period pain you've got to revamp your diet.  

Research has shown that dietary choices can have a noticeable effect on your menstrual health.

As a starter, swap out unhealthy fats for healthier unsaturated fats. Healthy fat is extremely important to support hormone production, lower inflammation, reduce pain during menstruation, regulate the menstrual cycle and help our body absorb important fat soluble vitamins.

Aim to eat 25-35% of your total daily calories from healthy unsaturated fats found in fish, nuts, and oils. Be sure to choose snacks that have higher healthy fat content over high sugar content.

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About the Author 

Elaine Clark
Founder of LADYFLOW & Nutritionist

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