3 Doctor-Approved Ways to Get Rid of Cramps

Most days, we really enjoy being the strong, fierce, Lean In–inspired women we are. There’s just that small period of time during the month when we curse our womanhood because of just that: our period. Simply put, the cramps that come along with it suck, and anyone who’s had to deal with the achy, dull pain can attest. United in our cause, we decided to see if there was anything—anything at all—we could do to relieve them. Eager to hear advice for our poor, bloated selves, we went straight to Dr. Frank Lipman, an expert in all things health and wellness who is board certified in internal medicine, with a background in acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and herbal medicine. Keep scrolling for his three tactics for kicking cramps to the curb!