Getting your period could be one of the worst parts of your month, but there are simple ways that can help soothe the pain. With over 50 per cent of women around the world suffering from premenstrual syndrome, these remedies are practically heaven sent!
Designed to stop the sensory receptors of your nerve fibres from registering pain, Livia aims to be the off button for your period cramps.
The tiny squarish device comes with two gel pads that can be placed below your belly button or where it hurts while the device discreetly hooks onto your pants or skirt. The gel pads then send pulses to the nerves to block these pain signals from being sent to your brain.
Livia is currently taking preorders from users on crowd-funding site IndieGoGo and for now, prices are at US$85 for a kit inclusive of worldwide shipping. Delivery for these preorders are set to happen in October.
2. Soaking In A Hot Bath
Soaking in a hot bath or even placing a hot water bottle over the affected area can help the uterus’ passageway expand and allow for blood and uterine lining to flow more easily. It also relieves inflammation so you’ll feel less bloated.
3. Eat A High-Fibre Diet
Research has suggested that reducing fat and increasing your vegetable intake could cause lower levels of inflammation in the body. Lowered inflammation puts less stress on the uterus when your period is on its way.
4. Lie With Your Feet Elevated
Lying with your feet propped up on a pillow reduces pressure on your pelvic floor, which is said to help ease cramping. Take deep breaths and try to relax.
Some have also found that lying on your side, with knees towards your chest, eases the pain.
5. Do Pelvic Floor Exercises
Exercising increases the amount of feel good endorphins in your body, taking your mind off the pain.
However, it doesn’t have to be vigorous exercise. Mild movements like stretching and yoga could help to keep your heart rate up and relief some cramps.