Today I want to address menstrual cramps. For the ladies that suffer from intense cramping of the uterus during menstruation there are means to augment muscle relaxation. Dietary choices; abstaining from sugary foods, fried foods, sugary fried foods, and making clean wholesome choices can make a big difference. Choosing to be consciously aware in the 14 days prior to menstruation impacts the cycle the most.
Magnesium, taken regularly, and slightly increased prior to a period is a great way to calm muscle spasms and cramping. Drinking red raspberry leaf tisane is great for hydration and has a long history of use as a uterine tonic. Ginger tisane has properties that increase circulation and can also help calm a queasy stomach.
Exercise, regular during the month and lighter during the period can be a great way to relieve stress and support overall digestive health. Working the core muscles by stretching and various yoga poses releases the tension that can build up as the uterine lining shedding begins.
Quiet, inner reflection during a period; listening to the body and journaling emotions and feelings are tried and true methods for nourishing the mind and body. Hot water bottles are uterine friends and for painful cramping using castor oil massaged gently into the abdomen can help to soften tissue, though it ought to be avoided for heavier menstruations.