How to Regulate Your Period

Learning how to regulate your period can change your life. You can regulate your monthly cycle by balancing your hormones naturally with these seven tips. Regulating your period requires some experimentation. Why? Because what works for one woman doesn’t work for another. And, what works for you at one stage of your life may not work at another.

How to Regulate Your PeriodNature’s Way DIM-plus – Estrogen Metabolism Formula is recommended by Dr Oz for various health benefits. Go to Amazon, read through the comments left by women who take DIM (DIM is diindolylmethane, a phytonutrient found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kale). DIM has unique health benefits and can support the activity of enzymes that improve estrogen metabolism, which can help regulate your period.

It’s important to talk to your doctor before taking any supplement, especially if you’re taking prescription medication for anything from spotty periods to irregular menstrual cycles to endometriosis as a cause of painful periods.

The best tip on how to regulate your period is 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 haven’t seen a gynecologist yet, that should be your next step (after reading this article on how to regulate your period, of course!).



Also – if you’re not getting your period, you may have amenorrhea. Again, you need to talk to your doctor. Searching for online ways to regulate your period is a good start, but you really need to talk to a doctor in person.

How to Regulate Your Period

If you’re taking prescription medications, remember that even natural, organic herbal supplements can negatively affect your health. Always make sure your medication is compatible with any herbal remedy.

It’s important to remember that what works for one woman doesn’t work for another. You need to experiment with different natural tips on how to regulate your period, until you find what works for you.

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 natural remedies that may work, or may not.

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.

regulate a womans menstrual cycleAre you suffering from painful periods? Lydia Pinkham Herbal Tablets may help you feel better during your period. I’ve never tried them, but they’ve received dozens of very positive customer reviews on Amazon. You might as well not be in pain when you’re trying to regulate your period!

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.

Eat a little 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 may be a tip on how to regulate your period.

If you don’t have a gynecologist – or if you want a second opinion – read my article on how to get regular periods in natural ways.

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 want to know how to regulate your period naturally – without taking herbal remedies – 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!

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How to Regulate Your Period

One of the best tips on how to regulate your periods is also a tip on how to be a healthy, happy woman. 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, which will help you get regular peiords.

Above all, pay attention to your intuition and your body when you’re seeing doctors for advice on how to regulate your period. Don’t accept what a doctor says if it doesn’t feel right or make sense to you. Get a second opinion. Trust yourself, listen to your body to tell you how to regulate your menstrual cycle.

Try acupuncture – it regulates blood flow

This naturopathic remedy balances hormones and regulates blood flow, which will help regulate your period. Acupuncture may also help to regulate periods in women who have polycystic ovary syndrome or endometriosis.

Resources on How to Regulate Your Period

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I welcome your thoughts on these ways to regulate your period below – but I can’t offer tips, medical advice, or health counseling. I’m not a doctor! If you’re looking for online help regulating your period, remember that NOBODY online can give you good advice (not even a doctor or naturopath on the internet) unless they have examined your body in person and done the proper tests.

To learn how to regulate your menstrual cycle, you need to talk to a gynecologist in person so you get health advice that is specific to you and your body.

May you find healthy ways to regulate your periods – and may you find the right doctor to help you out.


“I never realized until lately that women are supposed to be the inferior sex.” – Katharine Hepburn.



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Welcome - I'm glad you're here! I can't give advice, but you're welcome to share your experience below. I'm a writer in Vancouver; my degrees are in Psychology, Education, and Social Work. I live with my husband, two dogs, and cat. We are childless, & have made peace with it. It helps to love Jesus :-)

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8 Responses

  1. Sabrina says:

    These natural ways to regulate your period are good, but I think it’s best to try one at a time. Don’t tackle all these things at once or you won’t know what worked to regulate your period! Try each therapy or supplement or whatever you choose for three months. If it doesn’t regulate your period, then try something else. It takes a long time to do it this way, but it’s better for your health.

  2. Laurie says:

    In a medical article about learning how to regulate your period, the doctor cautioned against taking birth control medication. She said this is can be a successful way to regulate your period for many women, but it can also mask other possible health problems.

    It’s really important to talk to your doctor about regulating your period – get in-person help, not advice from the internet! The internet is a great place for general information, but not personal medical advice.

  3. kiki says:

    Hello,
    I have been having irregular periods ever since the first time. I have just gotten 20 years and the distance between my periods seems to be getting worst. There are times when it wouldn’t come for 7-9 months. It came last month and that was after 8 months. I have no clue when it will come again. Now I am no longer a teenager I want to regulate my period because I am really starting to get worried that this situation might lead to worst situations.

  4. Laurie says:

    Hello Abbie,

    Sometimes teens have irregular periods as a normal course of life. Their periods haven’t “settled in” yet, and their bodies are still adjusting to a rhythm. Other times, irregular periods are a sign of hormonal imbalance in the body.

    I’m not a doctor, and can’t offer medical advice. But it sounds like you’re super busy and super stressed, and that definitely has an impact on your periods! Are you getting enough exercise, sleep, and healthy foods? That’s where I’d start if I were you.

    I’d also make time to talk to a doctor in person about how to regulate my period. I know you’re too busy to research remedies, which is probably good because there are many unhealthy, ineffective remedies on the internet. But your health needs to be your top priority – it should come before your busy academic and social life.

    I know these aren’t the answers you were looking for, but I don’t think you can get quick, easy health advice on the internet. Every woman’s body is different, and there may be health issues that complicate things. That’s why I encourage you to talk to a doctor in person, and perhaps figure out how to slow down and de-stress your life.

    Blessings,
    Laurie

  5. Abbie says:

    Hi, my name is Abbie im a freshman in high school and my period is very irregular. Ill have it for anywhere from 4 days to about 3 weeks its always been like this. Sometimes i have a period and sometimes i dont. Im not sexually active, my period is sometimes everyother month. Im stressed with faimly issues alot. Any suggestions on something to regulate? Between a new school and a lot of homework friends and family i dont really have time to research remedies.

  6. AShley says:

    I started having irregular periods a lil over a year ago. I was a virgin. It started before I first had sex(I think). After it did get a lil more irregular. It recently started getting more regular then stopped….I really want to try these..but I do need to go see a Dr first. I’m 23 I have never been to a dr for that before. I do think my current irregular period may be do the fact I’m having sex. I’m unsure though…my sister said that can be why. Which makes me wonder if thats the reason….I get my period every two weeks about. It was becoming regular then I’m not sure why..but it started again. Which makes me think my diet is a factor. I have bad periods, I have thrown up because cramps before…I hate experiencing this what almost feels like every other week…cause I’ve been getting cramps before I should. I do plan going to a Dr as soon as I have money. I really wish I could try these without going…but I understand that its important to know why…

  7. arfizah says:

    I was on a hormone pills previously due to late periods..my doctor advise me to exercise n control my diet..it was stabilize for a year after 6 mths depending on the pills..but now im late again closer to 4 mths…will take up your tip on controlling my diet…tofu shall be a good start since its my favourite too..thank u for sharing!

  8. Maria says:

    Thank you for this article on how to regulate your period. I love your writing style. Acupuncture is also a great help, also if you see an acupuncturist the may prescribe some chinese herbs. They are working for me.

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