Menstrual Cramps

If you’re like most women, you’ve experienced menstrual cramps.

 

We don’t have to tell you what they feel like, except to agree they can be anywhere from unpleasant to pretty nasty.

 

Doctors call it dysmenorrhea. Most researchers believe it’s the hormones in our bodies that most likely cause all the pain and suffering. After all, every month in a woman’s body, our hormones fluctuate. Estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and prostaglandins run rampant.

 

For those of us who believe that 100% organic cotton pads and tampons are preferable to using synthetics, it is worthwhile to know there are some natural remedies that may work for dysmennorhea.

 

We can’t tell you they’ve been researched and promise effective relief. These are only suggestions. Most are available at retailers that sell supplements and vitamins.

 

• Omega-3 Fatty Acids
• Crampbark
• Magnesium
• Fennel
• Vitamin E
• Calcium
• Vitamin B1

 

You may also want to try acupuncture or acupressure. Heating pads or ice may do wonders. As well as aromatherapy and massage. Of course, we urge you to ask your doctor for advice.