Menstrual cramps usually come frome the muscle cotractions of the uterus. Below are some recommendations how to treat them alternatively, without medications.

Exercise

Studies have found that physical activity may ease the pain of menstrual cramps.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used in China to relieve pain for more than 2,000 years. Some studies have found that acupuncture effectively relieves menstrual cramps.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

A TENS device raises the threshold for pain signals and stimulates the release of endorphins, your body's natural painkillers. In studies, TENS has been found more effective than placebo in relieving the pain associated with menstrual cramps.

Dietary supplements

A number of studies have indicated that vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B-6 and magnesium supplements may effectively reduce menstrual cramps.

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