If you have experienced the pain of periods and menstrual cramps, then you have likely reached for some type of pain relief at some point. But what options do you have for period pain relief at home? And what causes the pain in the first place?
What Is Period Pain?
Period pain is most likely caused by an excess of prostaglandins—compounds that are released from the uterine lining as it prepares to be shed. They are a necessary part of the process, but in excess, they cause pain. That pain can vary in intensity and may include bloating, tender breasts, swollen stomach, lack of concentration, mood swings, tiredness.
Period Pain Relief At Home
For prevention, consider a magnesium supplement. This mineral may be effective in lessening menstrual pain over time and reducing the need for pain medication.
But there are a few things to give you period pain relief at home if and when it does come.
Period Pain Relief Patch
One of them being our Boost LED Body Patch. Think of it as a natural period pain relief tool and an antidote to relieve cramping. The Patch delivers clinically-proven red 633nm and near-infrared 830nm wavelengths. These optimised wavelengths give temporary relief of stiffness, pain, and spasms in the muscles and joints, by increasing blood circulation and the release of nitric oxide, allowing muscles to relax, improving the flow of oxygen and nutrition into the area. It also helps encourage relaxation, something we all need cramps or not.
The portable, hands-free device can be applied daily on localised areas of pain, which can include your lower abdomen, back and thighs.
Post-patch use heat to further soothe your period pain. Soak in a hot bath or use a heating pad on your lower abdomen. Heat therapy works by relaxing the muscles of the uterus, increasing blood flow, and easing pain. Also, try a common anti-inflammatory pain medication to further release any pain.