Period pain is actually quite complex with multi faceted causes. The best solution would be to get a treatment specially tailored to you. However, if it is simple period pain there are a few generalised things that can help.
My top 3 natural period pain treatments are:
1. Fish oil- Fish oil or omega-3 fatty acids are a great natural anti-inflammatory and is wonderful for balancing hormones as well. This supplement needs to be taken all month not just at the time of menstruation.
2. Magnesium- Magnesium is a wonderful muscle relaxant and will help to relax the uterus and abdomen. This can be started a few days before your period begins.
3. Cramp bark- This herb as per its name has traditionally been used to reduced cramps. Have 20 drops in a glass of water 4 times a day. Begin using it as soon as you feel the cramps starting.
In terms of dietary considerations avoid sugar, caffeine and alcohol as they all promote inflammation resulting in worse cramps!
Exercise on the other hand has been shown to reduce pain. It encourages circulation to the uterus helping to reduce the craping.
So follow these simple suggestions and hopefully your period pain will simply be something of the past!