Natural Solutions for Painful Menstrual Cycles

Natural Solutions for Painful Menstrual Cycles

Many women dread their periods, for more than one reason. It’s common knowledge that periods are an uncomfortable time for women, but sometimes, periods can also be painful. Cramps, bloating, headaches, backaches and more can all plague women during their menstrual cycles.  Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Many women are looking for a way to make their periods a little more bearable, and few women realize that their are actually several natural solutions for period pain management. Read on for more info about natural period pain solutions.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

We have all heard by now the importance of Omega 3 fatty acids in the body. Omega 3’s can help with all sorts of body processes, but many people don’t know that they can actually help with period cramps as well.

There have been several studies that indicate that regular use of Omega 3 capsules can significantly reduce menstrual cramps. Omega 3’s can also give many other health benefits, so they can be a great choice. Make sure to talk with your doctor before beginning Omega 3 supplements, since some drugs can interact poorly with them.


For women whose period pain is debilitating, a great option can be acupressure. Acupressure is a traditional healing practice that is sort of a combination of acupuncture and massage. Instead of applying needles to the acupressure points like acupuncture, pressure is applied instead. Trained acupressure therapists can help you decide if it is a good option for you, and they can teach you the proper procedures to do the practice at home.


Magnesium is a very vital nutrient for many body processes. There have been several studies done that indicate that magnesium can help with period and stress management, and when magnesium was given to women with painful periods, their need for additional medication was less.

Magnesium can be found in tons of foods, such as seeds, nuts, whole grains, and green leafy vegetables. It can also be obtained in supplement form. However, it is important to talk to your doctor before beginning a magnesium supplement plan, since it can react to some medications, and also can cause adverse effects if too much is taken.

Dong Quai

While Dong Quai is usually a great supplement choice for women whose periods are absent, it can also be helpful for women who have painful periods. Sometimes things like stagnation, poor circulation and poor blood flow can cause painful periods, and Donq Quai help to relieve those things. Donq Quai also has a relaxing effect on the nervous system, which makes it good for women who experience tension or stress during their periods as well.


We all know chamomile for its calming effects, and that is a part of the reason why it can be so helpful during menstrual periods. It is best used as a tea during menstruation, and can help relax and calm the body, which can in turn relieve pressure, bloating and pain. Chamomile tea is also great for relieving PMS symptoms such as irritability, stress, and anxiety.

These are just a few of the many natural solutions for painful periods that there are today. If you still need more recommendations, just ask your doctor. He or she will be able to recommend some other choices for you to try as well.

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Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
Maureen Stephens, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.