Hot Water Bottles for Stomach Aches and Cramps
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If you are experiencing stomach aches or cramps, then lie down on a bed or sofa for 15-20 minutes with a hot water bottle or microwave body warmer gently resting on your stomach. It is also possible to sit down normally and prop the product against your stomach.
Heat treatment is effective because when applied to the skin it switches on heat receptors at the site of the pain. These temporarily block chemical messages recognising the stomach ache to the brain.