I can't say it enough. Any ache, pain, ailment..... always reach for water first! You need to stay hydrated in general but when we are adding summer heat and sugar to the equation, you're only going to exacerbate it! If you are drinking alcohol or coffee as well, you will be adding to additional dehydration. So, stay sober and healthy or add tons of water to the mix to both flush toxins and keep the body hydrated.
JUST ADD HEAT
You'd be surprised how much this helps. Now, if you're nauseous or if you are already hot outside, this can make it worse, so check your symptoms. But if you're indoors or cool enough, I've found this can really help calm the spasms and relax the ache. Grab a hot water bottle or heating pad and apply to the ache. Or jump in with two feet and immerse yourself in a hot bath or sauna. I prefer this method, as you also sweat some of the impurities and toxins that may be contributing to the symptoms.
Just like wringing out a wet towel of it's moisture, twisting your body can aid in releasing toxins stored in your intestines or stomach lining. It's very simple. You just sit down on the floor with your back straight up and your legs outstretched, together in front of you. Now, bend and pull your left leg up and place your foot on the floor, with your knee standing up and your foot touching your inner right thigh. Now take a deep breath, and as you exhale, slowly turn your body to the left as far as you can go, exhaling all the air out. Then, as you twist back to center, inhale gently. Switch legs and repeat this process on the other side. Keep doing this if you can for 3-5 repetitions and then lay flat on your back and relax. Your belly will thank you.
There are a few ways to ease your stomach ache with essential oils. One, is to place a couple drops of peppermint oil or tincture into your glass of water. (It's important to remember that you should aim to stay hydrated during this time anyway. While that may not sound appealing, the peppermint will help ease that distaste.) Next, it's good to have a bottle of Eucalyptus Oil Shower Mist on hand anyway, for many reasons! One being that you can add it to the steam of the above suggested bath for internal relaxation and refreshment; great for internal spasms! Another use being that you can grab a little caster oil, mixed with a little coconut oil and rub that gently on your abdomen. Then spray the eucalyptus onto your belly and rub in a clockwise motion. The oils will carry the anti microbial and anti-spasmatic power of the eucalyptus into your body and allow them to work their healing magic.
Nobody wants sugar to put a damper on their summer fun, but if you end up with the aches and pains, it's comforting to know that there are options out there that are natural and efficient in bringing healing and relief.
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