While OTC drugs can block the pain, many women are looking for ways to relieve period pain naturally, without side effects, without compromising their long term health. Ways that also allow them to work normally and live life normally.
Many acute natural solutions that are advocated to relieve period pain can help the pain as long as you keep doing it. Applying heat can be helpful to some women, but it’s impractical to walk around your work place with a hot water bottle or heat pack strapped to your abdomen.
Meditation is a wonderful way to improve your health generally, but it works best if you already have a practice you can tap into, rather than hoping to ease pain when you are suffering.
Connecting with nature is, without a doubt, hugely beneficial to your overall health, but again, it may not be the answer for many women already in pain.
Supplements can also work well, depending on your personal nutritional deficiency. But these need to be natural rather than synthetic supplements. They also work best when they have had a chance to re-balance your body, which can take time.
Many herbs can be helpful, depending on your unique symptoms as well as their intensity.
A lack of regular exercise can be another reason some women suffer with pain at the time of their period. However, few women are inspired to go for a jog when the pain is already present.
Is there something natural that women can take when they are already in pain? Is there a ‘one size fits all’ natural solution to the acute pain of menstrual abdominal cramps, back pain, breast tenderness or any other symptom around the time of the period? What about the PMT, the irritability, the sadness?
It is sadly common that most women suffer with some symptom at, just before or just after their period, or at ovulation. For some, the symptoms are mild and cause them little or no inconvenience. For others, the symptoms are severe and interfere badly with their life. Perhaps most women fall somewhere between these two extremes.
Although there is no ‘one size fits all’ solutions in the natural world of health care, there are ways to support every woman through these potentially harrowing times.
Good homeopathic treatment offers women both short term pain solutions as well as long term healing. But the treatment must match your unique symptoms.
To give you an example, here are some common period pain symptoms:
- headache or migraine at various times of the period
- pain is limited to one side
- pain is limited to a time of day
- clots may be painful to pass
- the blood feels hot as it is passed
- abdominal cramps may be relieved by heat or by cold, by aching your back or by curling up into a ball
- there may be a feeling of a prolapse, a bearing down feeling, as if everything would fall out
- the flow of blood may be heavy or light
- the colour of the blood may be bright red or dark
- other, seemingly unrelated, symptoms may occur only at this time
Even with such a small example of differences as shown above, you can see that it would be pointless to suggest there are only one or two solutions. To give a women who suffers from a migraine in the middle to late afternoons of the first day of her period, a remedy that is more suited to those whose pain is a constant cramping for several days, you would not expect to see beneficial results.
With homeopathy, it is essential that the healing remedy matches your unique signs and symptoms. But the story doesn’t end there. Management is also critical. An experienced homeopath will be able to find the most suitable remedy for you, but then you need to be monitored. Long term solutions to relieve period pain naturally may take time, but time well spent. Seek the services of a qualified homeopath to put an end to menstrual problems.