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PMS Aches & Pains
by Dr. Daniel J. Heller
What is the most commonly used remedy for PMS? It's probably not a food, an exercise, a tea, or an herb or vitamin—and it's not a prescription drug, either. No, it's probably either a hot water bottle or an over-the-counter pain killer, because pain before the period is one of the most common, and uncomfortable, premenstrual symptoms.
PMS pain doesn't refer to menstrual cramps alone. There are many kinds of PMS aches and pains, from premenstrual back pain and aching joints to leg pains, headaches, and overall stiffness. All PMS pain has one thing in common, though—it's part of an overall hormone imbalance that gives rise to premenstrual syndrome in the first place. When you take a natural approach to achieve a pain-free cycle, you'll probably solve a lot of other PMS and menstrual problems at the same time.
Most of us have become accustomed to thinking in terms of what we can do after we notice pain in our bodies, so it may surprise you to discover how well simple measures to prevent it truly do work. Here are five helpful natural hints to help you resolve PMS pain without resorting to medication:
We hope we've started to make a believer out of you: premenstrual pains can be avoided without resorting to over-the-counter drugs. With some time and effort, you can resolve menstrual pain, and make yourself healthier in the process.\