Let me share my two worst period cramp experiences – the first one was when I was in JC, I almost concussed while trying to crawl out of a toilet because I was in such severe cramps. I ultimately made it to the Art classroom and ended up sleeping for 1+ hours before my dad came to pick me up. The second bad experience was on the way for a facial session at Plaza Singapura and I ended up sleeping for 1+hours before needing a friendly female security guard to guide me to the taxi stand to get on a cab and lying down at the back until I made it home. I never want to relieve these nasty experiences ever, which leads me to my top 3 tips on how to fight period cramps:
IF I had Menstruheat pack with me then, these experiences probably won’t have happened! I can’t recommend these enough – during the 1st / 2nd day of my period when it’s the worst – I’m all bloated and cramps are the severest – I open one of these and I stick it under my shirt where the abdomen / pain is and then it just soothes the pain so much! The best part is the heat lasts for 12 hours straight!
If you’re wondering how heat helps relieve period cramp, check out this article extract:
Presenting his findings to the Physiological Society’s annual conference, Dr Brian King said: ‘The pain of colic, cystitis and menstrual period pain is caused by a temporary reduction in blood flow to organs, causing local tissue damage and activating pain receptors. ‘The heat doesn’t just provide comfort and have a placebo effect – it actually deactivates the pain at a molecular level in much the same way as pharmaceutical painkillers work.
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2. Exercise Regularly
Exercise can help relieve menstrual cramps in a few ways. It increases blood circulation, which helps cramps to go away. Menstrual cramps are also made worse by stress; exercise is a well-known, natural way to lower stress. Extract taken from this article.
3. Increase Complex Carbohydrates (Whole Grains)
When we have periods, our brains crave for sugar, by increasing the intake of complex carbohydrates such as whole grains will help counter fluctuating blood sugar levels, which in turn helps lessen cramps. Extract taken from here.
Here’s to a healthier, happier period cramps free life!
Thank you PSLOVE for sending these Menstruheat packs over for review!