This One’s for the Ladies: 5 Natural, Ayurvedic Tips for Pain-Free Periods

(Originally published in the “Popular Lately” Spotlight and as one of the Top 10 Blogs of the Week on Elephant Journal)

It was not until relatively recently that I really believed that a pain-free, normal period was possible.

Having popped various pills to mitigate the excruciating pain I used to feel during each and every cycle, I made a firm resolution at age 22 that I would no longer take any kind of painkiller during my periods; I decided I would simply take the pain.

It was not until encountering the amazing science of Ayurveda three years later that pain-free periods became not only a perceivable possibility, but rather a reality for me.  Continue reading