Use a TENS device
TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. It sounds intimidating, but it’s just a battery-powered device that you place on your skin, near the area of pain, that delivers small electrical pulses. It’s used in the alleviation of many sorts of pains, but has proven to be quite successful in managing period cramps. The idea behind the device is that it blocks certain pain signals – though some experts suggest it also alleviates pain by boosting endorphins. The device typically works through a batch of patches you place on your skin at the pain sites that are connected to a handheld unit, which helps you control the pulses.