At our center we use complementary and naturopathic medicines to treat menstrual cramps.
Bad menstrual cramps can improve with various drugs like ibuprofen, but these drugs do not treat the underlying cause. Menstrual cramps occur because of the influence of chemicals generated by the uterine called prostaglandins. Some prostaglandins can cause intense uterine contractions. The types of prostaglandins generated by the uterus depends on the types of fat one eats. If one eats mostly omega-3 fats and very little omega-6 fat, uterine contractions can be less intense and bad menstrual cramps can be cured. We at the Lexington Natural Health Center teach women the healthiest foods to make their cycles go as smoothly as possible.