Aug 302013
 

Knowing how to regulate your period can change your life – literally! You can regulate your monthly cycle by balancing your hormones naturally, but it requires some experimentation. What works for one woman doesn’t work for another.

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8 Natural Ways to Regulate Your Period

Do you struggle with tampons and messy pads? I recently discovered the Lunette Menstrual Cup - it’s a safe, healthy alternative. The ladies in the picture are holding them up – they’re smaller than tampons, and more comfortable. Something to think about :-)

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.

1. 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.

2. 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.

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Are 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!

3. 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.


4. 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 tips on finding a new doctor.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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! 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.

Maybe your period irregular because of perimenopause. Read When Does Menopause Start? Signs of Perimenopause.

Resources on How to Regulate Your Period

8 Natural Ways to Regulate Your Period

I welcome your thoughts on these ways to regulate your period below – but please don’t ask me for medical advice. I’m not a doctor. I’m happy to listen, though! Remember that NOBODY online can tell you how to regulate your period. You need to talk to a gynecologist to get health advice that is specific to you and your body.





  18 Responses to “8 Natural Ways to Regulate Your Period”

  1. 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.

  2. Samantha,

    How do you deal with stress? What are some ways that you feel less anxious, more calm, and more free? How do you cope with fearful feelings?

    If you’ve already talked to the doctor about regulating your periods, then you need to figure out ways to de-stress. This is different for everyone — but exercise is one of those things that works for everyone! What’s your favorite exercise?

  3. Kiki,

    You’re right: it’s time to figure out the cause of the long delays between your periods, and figure out how to regulate your cycle. If there is something more serious causing your irregular periods, then you need to learn about it — the sooner the better!

    When was the last time you visited your family doctor, or a gynecologist? That’s your first step – make an appointment to get a check up.

  4. I’m a sophomore in high school I’m kinda sexually active, but my periods have been longer than usual since the beginning of freshman year. I’ve been to a doctor and they just told me its stress. Any tips or remedys on this?

  5. 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.

  6. 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

    • Thank you laurie i appreciate you replying back. I will definitly have to talk to a doctor. I do havw a very stressful life and besides gym every other day a 1:30 long thats about it of excersise. Thank you again and blessings to you all.

  7. 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.

  8. 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…

  9. 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!

    • Hello arfizah,

      I think diet is a very, very good way to regulate your period. What and how much you eat has a direct impact on your hormones and body chemistry, which affects your period.

      Tofu is a good start! I’ve never liked it…I’m glad you do :-) Maybe I’ve never had it cooked properly. It’s always been fried, and yuck! I no like fried foods.

      Stay true to you,
      Laurie

  10. Thank you for this article. 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.

    • Thanks for being here, Maria. And I appreciate your comment on my writing style – you made my day!

      That’s a great tip on how to regulate your period: see an acupuncturist and discuss Chinese herbs as an option. My husband drank a Chinese herbal tea that he got from an acupuncturist, and got acupuncture every week for several months. He wasn’t dealing with irregular periods :-) he needed a fertility boost. It didn’t work, but he felt great!

  11. Thanks for sharing these great tips! I went through menopause using only homeopathy and natural treatments and no HRT. I tried most of the things you recommend with varying degrees of success.

    • Hi Deb,

      I’m glad you didn’t try HRT (hormone replacement therapy) for your menopause symptoms. One of my friends did – she was on estrogen for 10 years! Now she has breast cancer. I’m not sure if the link between HRT estrogen and breast cancer is established, but I know it’s not good to try HRT for a long time.

      Finding out how to regulate your period is definitely a trial-and-error proposition! Our bodies are so different, it’s not easy to predict what will work. Or for how long.

      All good things,
      Laurie

  12. Hi Laurie, That is one great post and more women need to know about how to balance their hormones more naturally! Thanks for sharing all these great tips! Cheers, Sonja

    • Thanks for your comments, Sonja. I hope these tips on regulating your period are helpful to readers. But the main thing is to see a gynecologist in person, for an exam.

  13. I don’t have anything more to add about how to regulate your period, but isn’t that image beautiful??

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