PMS Treatment

For those women out there who just don’t turn to drugs when pms hits, there are lots of alternative natural and herbal remedies to alleviate the pain of premenstrual syndrome.

First though, let’s take a look at the symptoms of pms. Women may feel a few of the following before and during their period:

  • anxiety
  • irritability
  • easily brought to tears
  • cravings
  • clumsiness
  • forgetfulness
  • verbal and sometimes physical abuse or lashing out
  • fluid retention leading to headache
  • breast tenderness
  • abdominal bloating
  • back pain
  • cramps
  • weight gain

With all of these uncomfortable signs of pms, it’s no wonder women are antsy when it comes to getting their hands on relief!

You asked for some pms prevention relief, so we provided. Here are some ideas when it comes to natural pms treatment and relief. This list of alternative remedies should help you with your menstruation pains and discomforts.

1. Pressure point power: there are two easily accessible pressure points that can almost instantaneously give you pms cramp relief. The first is below your belly button. To find it, use two fingers to measure the exact position of the pressure point (about half an inch from your belly button), then move your two fingers down to that area and firmly press into your abdomen. This works amazingly well!

The next pressure point for period pain is located in the meaty area between your thumb and forefinger. Use your other hand to firmly press the area. Although it’s a pressure point meant to alleviate pain, this area should actually hurt when you press it—that way you know you’re getting the right area. At least your abdominal cramps won’t hurt anymore!

2. Evening primrose: evening primrose seeds were chewed by Native American women to for pms relief, especially for menstrual cramps. Today, we can find them in caplet form. Take one caplet of evening primrose everyday and increase to three caplets when menstrual cramps hit.

3. Eat smaller meals: eating six smaller meals spaced throughout the day can do wonders for your menstrual migraines and pains. Make sure you eat complex carbohydrate foods and stay away from simple sugars, fats and processed carbs. Drink a LOT of water, too! This will help replenish the fluids that your body is retaining

4. Multivitamin: take one.

5. Just apply heat: take a hot water bottle and place on your stomach as you lie down in bed. If you’re sitting at a desk, fill your mug with warm water and run it across your belly.

6. Regular exercise: try to get out and exercise three times a week for 20-30 minutes. This boosts your endorphins and improves your blood circulation.