Period Pain and Menstrual Cramp Relief
Period pain is very common and is experienced by a lot of women, young and old. The intensity of the pain varies for each monthly period, as sometimes you can feel intense spasms and other times it can be felt as a dull, constant ache.
Best pain relief for period cramps
Fortunately, it’s not all doom and gloom. Period pains are often mild enough for you to be able to treat it at home. Medicines like paracetamol and ibuprofen work well to manage your pain. If these ordinary painkillers don’t work for you, your GP may prescribe you something stronger.
Do TENS machines work for period pain?
Transcutaneous electronic nerve stimulation (TENS) is a proven medical therapy that prevents messages of pain being sent to the brain, resulting in a lower level of pain. A TENS Machine such as Ova Plus, is a discrete device that uses electrode patches for effective pain relief. It can be used anywhere on and around the abdomen, and can be used to treat back pain as well.
Micro-current therapy in the form of patches may help with managing period pain as well using a product such as Painmaster Patches, which is specifically designed to give direct and drug-free relief menstrual cramp relief.