Almost every woman in the childbearing age suffers from one level of ovarian cysts. The good news is that only few of them are cancerous. If this is the case the ovarian cyst has to be treated as fast as possible. So how do you know you suffer from an ovarian cyst? If you notice a stabbling pain which usually occurs on the lower back you may suffer from an ovarian cyst. Of course there are some medications which will help to stop the ovarian cyst pain, however, a lot of women do not like taking any kind of drugs but prefer the natural approach. Below you can find some relief techniques to treat ovarian cysts. The most common way to treat ovarian cysts naturally is applying heat to the affected area. A heating pad will almost always do the trick so having one at home (and even at work) is a good thing to have. But if you want to pamper yourself while relieving the ovarian cyst pain, you can give yourself a long hot bath. Also changing the way you eat is another recommended technique. There are certain food items that can intensify the pain and there are some that relieve the pain. Try to avoid spicy food as much as possible because of the certain chemicals present. Also avoid food that is rich on estrogen such as red meat, diary products and tomatoes. Lastly try to avoid food that contains iron. Cancer cells feed on iron this is why it is extremely important to avoid iron rich food. The pain you experience from ovarian cyst is hard to deal with. However, following these tips can somehow lessen the pain you feel. In case the pain becomes unbearable, you should talk to your doctor and ask him for further methods to relieving it. Taking over the counter drugs might be a good idea – However, if your doctor wants you to take prescription drugs try to avoid taking them. As many times pain medication has addictive qualities and other unwanted side effects. One last thing you should note: simple functional ovarian cysts will not require any treatment. Most likely your doctor will tell you to take birth control pills and this in most cases solves the problem.