Because we our specie belongs to the ones that have to suffer pre-menstrual syndrome every single month, at least for a vast majority of women, we have to device a system to make it bearable.
I have had my share of popping one Midol after another and (insert here every other pain relieving pill), et. al. But because we have to alternate it with the better medicine, which is the natural ones, I did have to incorporate music, relaxing ones as it heals the pain away. They say music heals, I’m not sure if it is in the hal leonard bass method teachers book. But it sure helped me relax and made me feel a lot better. It can be psychological or we are really built to respond to music a certain way that our body naturally responds to it.