6 Natural Remedies That Help You Regulate Your Period

There are a lot of reasons that you have oligomenorrhea or irregular periods, such as your lifestyle, medical condition, and unwarranted stress. If you want to regulate your menstruation, there are effective natural ways to do it.

The remedy you use, however, will depend if you bleed frequently and heavily or you bleed light and infrequently.


What to do to regulate an irregular Period naturally

Heavy and frequent leading

When your body is not producing enough progesterone to keep estrogen balanced, the lining of your uterus will thicken and continue to do so until it breaks off and repeatedly shed in fragmented pieces. This can result in a few cycles in a row that last longer or comes with heavy bleeding.


To regulate this type of period, you should:

  1. Watch your diet and exercise

Exercise and follow a proper diet that helps reduce body fat.

Parsley, for example, has been used to induce menstruation for centuries. The same is true with cumin since it shares the same family as parsley, thus, shares the same effect.

Other foods known to help regulate periods are unripe papaya, turmeric, Aloe Vera, ginger, cinnamon, celery, fennel seeds, and coriander seeds.

When it comes to exercising, make sure not to overdo it because it can throw off the timing of your menstruation. Sometimes, it can even stop it.

  1. Manage stress

Hormone imbalance is one of the causes of an irregular cycle or missed period. Guess what throws the balance of hormones? Yes, chronic stress or even short-term anxiety.

So make sure to manage stress and avoid unwarranted stress altogether.

  1. Yoga

Different yoga poses can bring positive effects before and during your period and for the rest of the month. You just need to know what to do at each stage.

Experts suggest performing supported versions of standing poses, such as the half moon and triangle, before your period. Doing so can create space and help ease your pelvic region.

Restorative yoga poses, on the other hand, are recommended during your period. Doing a reclining bound-ankle pose, for example, can relax your abdominal organs and restore your energy.

As for the rest of the month, seated poses are highly recommended. Seated wide-angle pose, for example, can relieve abdominal tension and tone your reproductive organs.

You should also do standing forward bends and similar postures of inversions that can help regulate flow and stabilize the output of hormones.

Light and infrequent period

This is characterized by very light bleeding that comes infrequently or seems to stop altogether even when you’re not yet menopausal.

Stress is a likely primary factor but it can also be caused by low hormone levels, insufficient nourishment, or early menopause.


To regulate this type of period, you should:

  1. Eat a healthy diet

Cut out empty calories and processed and sugary foods from your diet and replace them with lean protein along with whole grains and vegetables. Make sure to eat every 2 to 3 hours to help reduce cortisol demand and to stabilize your blood sugar.

  1. Sleep at least 7.5 hours nightly

Sleep deprivation or irregular sleep patterns can cause problems with your endocrine system which will affect hormone function. This will cause late and irregular periods. 

This is why it is important that you sleep well. If this is a problem, supplement with fish oil or high-quality multivitamins. A supplement that also targets stress will be ideal.

  1. Forward Bends

To ensure that glands function properly when you’re having your period, perform forward bends during your menstruation. Doing so will also reduce tension in the abdomen, strengthen your internal reproductive organs, and boost circulation in the pelvis. 

Then, for the rest of the month, do lateral twists, inversions, and backbends.


December 6, 2017