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.
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.
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
- Undiepads Disposable Panties with Built-In Menstrual Pad (pictured) – I’ve never heard of these before, but they’d make life with irregular periods easier!
- Diva Cup – internal feminine protection, so you don’t have to worry about when your period is due
- Thermacare Heat Wraps – for relief for painful periods
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.
5 comments On 8 Natural Ways to Regulate Your Period
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?
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.
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.
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.
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, 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