You can regulate your period by balancing your hormones naturally, but it requires some experimentation because what works for one woman doesn’t work for another!
These tips will get you started.
But first, a quip: “Men somehow lose their ability to do anything right during their spouse’s time of the month.” ~ anonymous.
If you don’t have a “time of the month” or a “crimson tide”, then you need to figure out why you’re not getting your period. One big reason for irregular periods is a messed-up hormonal cycle.
If you haven’t started thinking about regulating your hormones, read books like Women, Hormones & the Menstrual Cycle: Herbal & Medical Solutions from Adolescence to Menopause.
If you’re curious about how your period affects your life, relationships, and mood, read 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals About Your Love Life, Moods, And Potential — it’s a humorous, powerful book about getting your period.
And, here are eight tips for more regular periods…
8 Natural Ways to Regulate Your Period and Balance Hormones
First, you need to figure out the cause of your irregular periods. If you don’t know why you’re not menstruating regularly, then you won’t be able to fix it!
If you’re not getting your period, you may have amenorrhea — and you need to talk to your doctor.
Also — if you’re taking prescription medications, remember that even natural herbal supplements can affect your health negatively! Always make sure that your medication is compatible with any herbal remedy.
Take Black Cohosh – but with a grain of salt
Women sometimes take Black Cohosh Root to regulate periods, ease PMS symptoms, and induce labor. Black cohosh has also been used to relieve arthritis pain and help lower blood pressure. However, research has not verified how effective black cohosh is in regulating menstruation. For some women it’s great, and for others it does nothing to balance their hormones. So…it’s one of those things you may just have to try.
Try Blue Cohosh – it regulates periods in some women
Blue Cohosh Root can regulate the menstrual cycle, ease menstrual cramping, and treat endometriosis. Don’t take this herb if you’re on prescription medications – talk to your doctor first! Native Americans use this natural herbal product to induce labor, and it can be toxic.
Consider Wild Yam Root – it balances hormones
Wild Yam Root is a herbal product that contains diosgenin, which may balance progesterone. Wild yam root may effectively treat menstrual irregularities, cramps, infertility, menopause, and endometriosis. Again, if you’re on other medications, talk to your doctor before trying this herb to regulate your period. But it doesn’t work for everyone; my massage therapist tried wild yam root and found it totally ineffective. But, it regulates other women’s hormones….so you may just need to try and see if it works for you.
Try Soy – it stabilizes moods
Soy products, such as soy nuts and tofu, can help balance your hormones and stabilize your moods. Soy contains isoflavones or phytoestrogen (plant estrogens) that may work as a weak form of estrogen. Large amounts of soy can throw off your hormonal balance, but light to moderate amounts can help regulate your period (again, depending on what the cause of your irregular periods are). I went to a lecture from a naturopathic doctor, and she said that the soy in miso soup doesn’t have any harmful effects. That is, it doesn’t contain lots of estrogen that can mess with your hormones. So, miso miso miso!
Try acupuncture – it regulates blood flow
This naturopathic remedy balances hormones and regulates blood flow. Acupuncture may help to regulate periods in women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (read Acupuncture Treatments for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome).
Experiment with aromatherapy and essential oils
In aromatherapy, essential oils stimulate your olfactory (smell) nerves, which can affect emotions and balance hormones. Aromatherapy oils can promote restful sleep, alleviate headaches, lessen anxiety and depression, and help balance hormones. If you’re looking for ways to regulate your period, talk to a naturopathic doctor or homeopathic specialist about the different types of aromatherapy.
Deal with your stress – it causes irregular periods
Tension, anxiety, lack of sleep, poor eating habits, and upset moods can affect your menstrual cycle — and not in a good way! To regulate your periods, find healthy ways to deal with the stress in your life. Get massages, exercise regularly, get intimate with your partner, and get enough sleep! These suggestions will help balance your hormones and mood.
For more tips on balancing your hormones, read I Want Regular Periods! Tips for Regulating Your Menstrual Cycle.