7 Natural Tips To Regulate The Menstrual Cycle


December 6, 2017 16:41 By Fabiosa

Menstruation is the time when most women experience an emotional and physical breakdown. The surge of hormones is uncontrollable and sometimes intolerable. Whether you want it or not, you have to somehow cope with this little burden of life.

The absence of several menstruation cycles (amenorrhea) is a convincing indication that something has gone wrong in your body.

Menstruation is an individual phenomenon. A menstrual cycle is considered normal if it happens every 28 days. However, some women's periods can be shorter (22 days) or longer (up to 36 days). Therefore, you need to pay attention to any changes in your regular menstruation.

Most likely, your "normal" period will not be the same as your friends' "normal" periods. Some women can miss a whole menstruation cycle even when they are not pregnant.

Reasons for irregular menstruation

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There are numerous reasons that can cause irregular menstrual cycles. Below are the most common causes:

  • hormonal imbalance;
  • stress;
  • lack of vitamins;
  • being overweight or underweight;
  • lack of estrogen;
  • problems with the thyroid gland;
  • polycystic ovary syndrome;
  • premature menopause or premature ovarian failure;
  • perimenopause and menopause;
  • myoma and polyps in the uterus;
  • pelvic inflammation;
  • endometriosis;
  • excessive physical activity;
  • birth control pills;
  • some drugs (anticoagulants, antipsychotics, antidepressants, and methadone).

In any case, the best way to eliminate the problem is to go to a gynecologist and find out the true cause of the delay or absence of menstruation.

Tips for regulating your menstrual cycle

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If you were wondering whether there is a natural way of balancing your period, scroll down and read the tips below. Experts recommend using herbs, as well as maintaining a healthy nutrition and exercise.

In many cases, in addition to eliminating the symptoms, these natural remedies can help to heal the underlying problem.

1. Weight

Your weight should always correspond to your age and height. Obesity significantly slows down hormonal processes.

2. Stress management

Yoga, meditation, and autogenic training are excellent practices aimed at reducing stress.

3. Reviewing your physical activity

If you exercise too much, it can lead to a delay or disruption of your menstruation cycle. These kinds of menstruation disorders are often found in athletic women. If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, 30 minutes of swimming, walking, jogging or dancing can be a great way of ensuring your daily portion of physical activity.

4. Trying a compress with warm castor oil

Moisten a flannel diaper or folded old t-shirt with warm castor oil. Place the oily side of the compress on the lower part of your abdomen, place a bottle with hot water on top and cover with a towel.

Repeat this procedure for an hour daily for several months (period days must be excluded). You can later reduce the number of procedures to twice a month. This method perfectly eliminates a stagnation in the uterus.

5. Massaging the uterus

This self-massage promotes a hormonal balance, helps reduce stress, improves blood circulation in the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes, and helps the body to get rid of old stagnant blood and dead tissue.

6. Proper nutrition

To ensure your body's proper nutrition, you need to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and protein supplements. Insufficient nutrition and eating disorders affect the hormonal system and make periods irregular.

7. Using herbs that stimulate menstruation

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Phytotherapy is a very effective method of regulating the menstruation cycle. However, you should consult your gynecologist before using this method.

Important: All the herbs listed below are effective only if menstruation disorders are due to hormonal imbalance. If the menstrual cycle is disrupted for other reasons, you should use other methods of treatment.

  • Agrimonia eupatoria;
  • Actaea racemosa;
  • Nigella sativa;
  • Caulophyllum thalictroides;
  • Matricaria recutita;
  • Angelica sinensis;
  • Origanum majorana;
  • Leonurus cardiaca;
  • Paeonia officinalis;
  • Cananga adorata;

The following medicinal plants should be used only until the first menstruation cycle following the delay (or if you are not planning a pregnancy).

  • Asparagus racemosus;
  • Tribulus terrestris;
  • Vitex agnus-castus;

Important: Before you start using herbs for an amenorrhea treatment, you should review your diet. With the wrong nutrition, your body may not respond to phytotherapy.

Stress management, regular exercise, proper nutrition, and an accurate implementation of a gynecologist's recommendations will help regulate your menstruation cycle. You need a little patience, and your body will return to its normal functioning.

Take care of yourself and stay healthy!

Source: CureJoy, Dr. Axe, Self

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