Relieve menstrual discomfort and pain when dealing with your period.
Primary menstural cramps occur when prostaglandin, a hormone-like chemical in the body causes contractions that cut off the oxygen supply to muscle tissues.
Secondary menstrual cramps are cramps that are a change from the normal periods a woman has had her whole life. These could be a sign of something more serious (such as infections, endometriosis, or scarring) and warrant a visit to your doctor.
Instead of relying on over-the-counter medications for relief, try these alternative ways to cure your cramps. For more lifestyle tips and solutions for your health concerns, download the official Dr. Oz app!
Seek Natural Herbs
Some herbs like cramp bark and black haw have been used as traditional folk remedies to reduce uterus contractions and help with other menstrual issues. Boil these herbs into a therapeutic tea to take advantage of their healing properties. You can also chew on more common household herbs like basil and parsley for relief, which have also been shown to help with cramping.