Epsom Salt and Painful Periods
Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) is used to help reduce muscle cramping and can be the perfect relief when cramps transpire. When experiencing painful cramping during your period, the uterus muscles are contracting. The magnesium helps to relax these uterine muscles offering pain relief.
Epsom Salt and Constipation
Why is a chiropractor talking about constipation? Because I have had patients injure their back, straining it on the toilet.
An Epsom salt bath is simple: 1 cup/ Epsom salt to bathwater, with water up to your belly button, sit for 20 minutes. Do this 3-5 times a week.
Baths are hard for me to sit still. So rather than looking at a clock, I put on music and I know after the fourth or fifth song I can get out. If you only take showers that is okay, as well. Plug the tub, and put salt in the bottom of the tub while you shower. At least your feet can do the absorption. This helps you avoid another pill. Try this simple, inexpensive remedy and absorb it through your skin, not your gut.
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