Well it’s no secret that period cramps can cause extreme discomfort at times and more often than not; most of us give in to popping that pill to get immediate relief.
However, did you know that one of the most effective methods to ease period cramps is applying heat? And what’s better – it’s absolutely natural without the need to feed your body unnecessary chemicals.
But first let’s understand why period cramps occur:
When you’re on your period, the womb contracts and expands to shed the built up lining through the vagina – these muscle contractions are what we call period cramps.
At times, these cramps are also accompanied by nausea, headaches, diarrhoea and even vomiting at times.
While there is no explanation for why period cramps are more painful for some and bearable for others; there are some basic factors that can be associated with intense period pain:
Other, more serious factors include:
How does applying heat help ease cramps?
Applying heat is a proven method to help ease painful period cramps. In fact, some studies have also proved that applying heat in most situations is even more effective in easing the pain as compared to taking a pain-relief pill available over-the-counter!
Using a heat pack on the abdomen can help relax the uterine muscles – this would reduce the contractions and ultimately ease the pain.
Additionally, using a heat pack can help reduce mood swings and fatigue.
How do I get my hands on one of these babies?!
Don’t worry ladies, on seeing the numerous benefits of hot packs for pain relief, we decided to curate our own!
The TWC Soothing Hot Pack will make sure to kiss your pains goodbye!
It has the following features:
How can I use the Soothing Hot Pack?
Using the hot pack isn’t rocket science – all you gotta do is microwave it for a couple of minutes and that’s it! Your hot pack is ready for use!
An additional hack – you can put your hot pack in a waterproof bag and leave it in the freezer for a while to make it a cold pack!
Where can I use the hot pack?
While the Soothing Hot Pack has originally been curated for menstrual cramps, it can be used on any body part to relieve pain, such as the neck, back, shoulders or legs as per your need.
Sounds too good to be true, right? Go grab your Soothing Hot Pack now!