Photo credit: Retna Karunia
Priyanka Sharma* was writhing in pain. The 20-year-old was on the second day of her period, and the cramps were getting unbearable. But instead of handing her the usual painkiller, her mother reached for a packet, pulled out a strip that looked like tape, and stuck it across her lower abdomen.
A few minutes later, the pain eased. What was this? Magic?
Girls and women who go through the agony of severe menstrual cramps every month may find it hard to believe that...