Relieve gas/tummy pain using a heating pad

Relieve gas
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Heidi Sloane

New Yorker living in Mexico City. Co-founder of COLAB Cold Brew and team member of Nutmeg Aspirin. Thanks to my progressive hippie parents, I've been lucky enough to have access to homeopathic and holistic doctors since I was born.

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How It Works

When you feel digestive upset accompanied with gas pains or cramps, lie down and apply a heating pad at desired heat setting to the area that is painful. The heat will help to relax your bowels, release trapped gas, and provide comfort.

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I am using this trick for my newborn who has had some gas problems; the heat on her belly always helps her calm down and release trapped gas. I had read that giving babies a bath can help with this (because of the hot water), but it's not always timely (middle of the night) or practical (busy life). The heating pad on low works great in place of a bath, and I'm sure it can help people of all ages.

What do you think?

Heidi Sloane

New Yorker living in Mexico City. Co-founder of COLAB Cold Brew and team member of Nutmeg Aspirin. Thanks to my progressive hippie parents, I've been lucky enough to have access to homeopathic and holistic doctors since I was born.

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Heidi Sloane
By Heidi Sloane
910 - Ambassador
4 months ago

A hot water bottle would also work well – though I guess it's not ideal for a baby because of its weight. And both (hot water bottles and heating pads) help relieve menstrual cramps!

Jamie Ferrell
By Jamie Ferrell
890 - Ambassador
3 months ago

Good points!

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