Severe menstrual cramps affect one in four women. Natural chemicals called prostaglandins are made in the lining of the uterus. These chemicals cause the cramps . Prostaglandins cause the muscles and blood vessels of the uterus to contract. For some women, the pain is so severe that it keeps them from doing their normal activities for several days a month.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affects 90 percent of menstruating women. PMS starts a few days before a period begins and continues into the first day or two of menstruation. Doctors think that estrogen and progesterone cause PMS. Levels dip before the beginning of each period. PMS has many symptoms including fatigue, irritability and menstrual cramps.
Unfortunately, only medications have been the first step in treating painful periods. These include pain relievers and NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ). Other medical solutions have been the pill, the patch and the vaginal ring. Additionally, birth control implant and the injection also may reduce period pain.
Alternative methods have included regular exercise, dietary supplements and stress reduction. More intuitively, women have turned to the natural healing benefits of heat. This means soaking in a hot bath, using an electric heating pad, hot water bottle or heat patch on the lower abdomen. However, while these forms of heat might provide some ease for menstrual cramps, further advances have taken menstrual cramps heat therapy to a new level.
Far Infrared Heating Pads
With the introduction of modern far infrared heating pad technology, women now have a more effective alternative solution. A study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of far infrared heating in treating menstrual cramps pain. As a result, they determined that far infrared heat significantly reduced menstrual cramps from 2.5 to 1.8 days. These results demonstrated that the use of far-infrared heat can reduce lower abdomen cramping pain. The application of far infrared heat can reduce muscle tension and relax abdominal muscles to reduce pain caused by muscle spasms. Heat can increase pelvic blood circulation to eliminate local blood and body fluid retention and diminish congestion and swelling. This enables a reduction in pain caused by nerve compression. Previous studies reported that local heat inhibits pain signals and increases mobility. This was proof that far infrared heating pads are a highly effective, noninvasive, and convenient solution.
Charmed FIR Mats
Charmed FIR Mats far infrared heating pads relieve menstrual cramps pain.The deep penetrating heat of the far infrared therapy helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to the muscles and soft tissues. Increased blood circulation carries away metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to depleted muscles. Thus one experiences faster pain reduction. Our far infrared heating pad are very effective for menstrual cramps relief. Find out for yourself! Contact us today.