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If you’re a woman, you most likely suffered from nature’s monthly gift. If you don’t get cramps each month, you have been blessed by the spirit within.
I can’t count how many times I’ve been working or going about my day, when WHAM, it feels like a knife has been plunged into my side and twisted with the force of a tornado. A sharp gasp (often including an unladylike phrase) and doubling over while clutching my stomach ensues.
My cramps were so bad when I was younger, that I often missed school or spent at least a full day in the nurse’s office, with a heating pad and taking pain meds every few hours, yet still writhing in pain.
And I know I’m not alone. Professor Bari Kaplan of the Women’s Hospital in Beilinson reports, “Over 50% of women suffer from primary menstrual cramps, for which they consume large amounts of painkillers.”
My husband playfully calls it, “Shark Week” but as you know, it’s no fun and men have no idea how debilitating this pain can be.
Now there’s a new invention that promises to help reduce and even eliminate Aunt Flo’s painful knocks at your door of womanly wonders.
Livia is a, “drug-free solution for menstrual pain. With one single touch, the tiny device closes the ‘pain gates’ by stimulating the nerves and blocking the pain from passing to the brain.”
By emitting a gentle pulse, soothing vibrations stimulate the nerves in your abdomen and block the pain from registering in your body. Simply clip onto your clothes, attach the pads where you feel pain and turn it on.
It’s small enough that you can discreetly wear it while going about your day and actually, seems pretty similar (if not identical, just smart marketing) to the TENS Units and other electrotherapy units used for athletes to help relax contracted muscles, increase circulation and repair damaged tissue.
Either way, it makes me want to scream, “Hallelujah!”
You can pre-order them on Indiegogo for yourself, a family member or friend that suffers from monthly menstrual cramps. Watch the video below to learn more about this magical little device.