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5 Tips to Help Relieve Menstrual Cramps and Period Pain

Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

Motrin® woman experiencing period pain

Do Light Exercise

Physical activity can help bring some relief. Try light-to-moderate aerobic activity like walking or light jogging. This can help reduce bloating and release endorphins to block pain.

Essential Oils

Essential oils can be soothing during the menstrual period. Try massaging with oils like Lavender or Clary Sage to experience their soothing effects.

Apply Heat

Break out your heating pad or run a hot bath for relief.

Get Some Rest

One of the best things you can do is nothing at all. Prioritize rest and let your muscles relax. Curl up on the couch with an old favorite movie or go to bed early and get a good night's sleep.

Do Yoga

Gently stretch your body to help reduce pain. We recommend trying the Cobra, Cat, or Fish pose. Talk to your doctor before starting or changing an exercise program.