Experts around the world say that putting an alcohol-soaked cotton pad in your navel can eliminate menstrual and abdominal pain while also relieving pains caused by colds and the flu. This is an easy and effective method which will quickly get rid of the pain.

Here’s what you should do: soak a cotton pad in some 50% alcohol and put it in your navel – this will relax your muscles and effectively relieve the pain. The method is commonly used against colds and the flu and is a much better choice than conventional medications. Put a band aid or plastic wrap over the alcohol soaked pad to keep it in place.

Note: to relieve menstrual pain, put the pad in your navel and press your belly button with your hands gently. In order to get rid of abdominal pain, repeat the same method but add a little salt as well.