Holistic Methods Of Treating Menstrual Pain Pt 2
If you choose to increase your intake of fish oil in order to decrease your monthly menstrual cramps be aware
that you need to eat more fish or consume more fish oil on a consistent basis and not just during the days that you
have your period or the week preceding your period.
More and more evidence is pointing to the effectiveness of fish in maintaining a healthy and well balanced diet
and fish is not just beneficial when it comes to menstrual cramps but it can be useful in regards to a number of
different health conditions.
If you are not a person who enjoys fish then experiment with different kinds of fish as well as different
recipes in order to find ways of preparing and eating fish that are more appealing to you. For example baked salmon
that is wrapped in tin foil is delicious. Add a little bit of olive oil to the fish and then squeeze a tiny squirt
or two of lemon and include a slice of lemon in the pan if you like.
Sprinkle a tiny portion of your favorite spice and then wrap it in aluminum foil and let it bake. In this way
the aluminum foil acts as a type of oven so the fish cooks in its own juices. If you take aspirin on a regular
basis or if you are on any drugs that thin the blood such as warfarin (Coumadin) be aware that fish oil capsules
can work negatively with these drugs and a doctor should be consulted before you consider taking them.
Some of the potential side effects that could occur with the combination of these drugs include bleeding and
indigestion. In order to prevent the fishy taste of consuming these oils always take them before you eat a meal.
Studies have shown that increasing your intake of the mineral magnesium can play a positive role in decreasing the
incidence of menstrual cramps.
Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral that is found in many different kinds of foods including leafy green
vegetables such as lettuce, and broccoli, whole grains, seeds and a variety of nuts. Magnesium can also be
purchased as a nutritional supplement.
You can purchase magnesium alone or buy it in combination with calcium, which is another mineral that has been
indicated as instrumental in helping to decrease menstrual cramps and other pain. Magnesium is required by the body
for more than 300 different biochemical reactions.
Today's Holistic Tip for Pain
Aromatherapy HolisticThere are more cold receptors on the skin than hot receptors. When water of one temperature touches the skin and the skin is of a different temperature then either heat will be absorbed from the reaction or else heat will be conducted to it. The stimuli involved affect both the hormonal system as well as the sympathetic nervous system. Alternating back and forth between cold and hot sitz baths is extremely beneficial for the circulation of the pelvis. If the water applied to the body is the exact same temperature as the body is presently then this causes a relaxing and calming effect on the nervous system. pain therapy
This is an essential mineral that is needed to build muscle and required for normal nerve function
while it also is responsible in part for regulating the level of blood sugar and it also plays an integral role in
the development of bones, immune system function, blood pressure and heart rhythm.
Be aware that consuming too high a low a dose of the mineral magnesium on a regular basis can lead
to any number of negative side effects such as low blood pressure, an irregular heart rate, weakness in the
muscles, problems with breathing, nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and a great deal of confusion.
Hypnosis increases our bodies ability to tolerate pain. Long time chronic pain
sufferers may see an improvement in the unbearable nature of their pain. It might be worth
considering if pain is affecting your lifestyle.
Too much magnesium in the system can negatively interact with a variety of medications such as medications
prescribed for high blood pressure (such as calcium channel blockers) and osteoporosis as well as a variety of
antibiotics, muscle relaxants, as well as diuretics. Always consult with your doctor about the dosage of magnesium
you require to help with your menstrual pain.