Irregular periods is a condition in which menstrual bleeding is missed or delayed. It may happen due to various reasons that lead to an imbalance of the tridosha. As per Ayurveda, tridosha (vata, pitta, kapha) works together to keep our body in balance. Vata, pitta, kapha are the three vital energies that remain in a balanced state with healthy diet and lifestyle. On the contrary, bad lifestyle, poor dietary habits, improper sleeping patterns, stress, and other triggering factors end up resulting aforesaid disorder.

Menstruation is regulated by the two main hormones – estrogen and progesterone. One of the main parts of the female reproductive system is an ovary. There are two ovaries located on either side of the uterus. Each of them produces eggs (ovum) for the fertilization. Every month ovary releases the matured egg (ovulation) for fertilization. Along with this, progesterone prepares the uterus for pregnancy by thickening the lining of the uterus. When an ovum is not fertilized, uterus expels out the thick lining along with the blood and mucus. This is termed as menstruation.

How to naturally deal with irregular periods?

Ayurveda has explained various natural ways to deal with irregular periods. In each woman, treatment varies on the basis of the cause behind it. But, here are the top 5 natural ways that may help to resolve this issue in most of the cases.

1. Eat Seasonally

The simplest rule to stay healthy is “eat seasonally”. The mother nature provides vegetables and fruits on the basis of season change. Adapting according to the season helps to maintain our health in every way. Follow this rule and you will never fall into the trap of such disorder.

2. Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle is sleeping on time, waking up on time, eating on time, taking less stress, and last but not the least exercise. Start practicing any form of exercise (yoga, gyming, swimming, cycling) whenever you get time. If you don’t have time even for that, don’t mind climbing stairs, working in the kitchen, cleaning your home, and walking around. Along with this manage your time to sleep, wake, and eat on time. Having said that, all such little lifestyle changes will keep one healthy.

3. Meditation

Ahh, mediation. What a delight it is!! Don’t believe what anyone else says. Experience it. Meditation is a technique to calm down your mind. We exercise to keep our body fit similarly, meditation is also a way to keep the mind healthy. A healthy mind is the key to keep your body healthy. Practicing meditation definitely helps to balance tridosha especially vata dosha (responsible to regulate movements of the body). As a result, it regulates the menstrual cycle.

4. Massage

Its an age-old practice of Ayurveda. As per Ayurveda, massage is recommended as a part of daily routine. Ayurvedic massage is not simply an application of oil to the body. It is a complete therapy in itself. It balances the Vata dosha that improves the menstrual flow. Massaging every day before bath for 15 to 30 minutes with sesame oil is sufficient to keep you healthy.

5. Herbs

Herbs play an important role when one is dealing with irregular periods for quite a long time. When the condition is chronic one may require herbal support. Ayurvedic practitioner prescribes different herbs on the basis of the state of disease, body type, place, season, and others. Some of the best herbs for this condition are like Ashoka, Hibiscus, and Licorice. Regular consumption of any of these may help to regulate periods.

This article is for an educational purpose only. Kindly consult your Ayurvedic physician before taking any of them.