Irregular menstrual cycles can be an early indication of declining ovarian functions. Check out these four tips to help you strengthen your ovaries and regulate your periods.
Do you have irregular periods?
Menstrual irregularity makes it hard to predict when you’re going to ovulate, an important piece of information – whether you want to get pregnant or avoid a pregnancy.
Irregular menstrual cycles can also be an early indication of declining ovarian functions.
As we know, the job of ovaries is to produce eggs. It’s said that a woman’s ovaries have a reserve of potentially 450,000 eggs. But only about 400 of them will mature throughout a woman’s reproductive life, from puberty to menopause.
If you don’t ovulate at all, or if your ovulation is extremely irregular, you are likely to experience irregular periods.
This is because in the absence of ovulation, your ovaries aren’t producing sufficient amount of progesterone – an important hormone regulating your menstrual cycles.
How to Strengthen Your Ovaries and Regulate Your Periods
So to regulate your menstrual cycles, it’s very important to pay attention to, and take good care of, your ovaries, both physically and energetically.
I have a couple of suggestions for your consideration:
1. Reduce stress.
Excessive and prolonged stress is a major factor in the decline of ovarian functions. It overtaxes your body and causes premature aging – including your ovaries.
It’s estimated that about 1% of women go through menopause before age 40 these days.
To prevent this from happening, it’s important to find ways to de-stress on a daily basis, so stress doesn’t build up and become detrimental to your health.
Check out these 30 stress-relieving ideas I came up with during a holiday season (which is often a stressful time for people). They work just as well in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
2. Create a healthier lifestyle.
There’s no easy way around it. Regular exercise and balanced diet are the keys to your menstrual and overall health.
3. Express your creativity.
The ovaries are thought to contain large amounts of life force – the source of our sexual and creative energies.
From her years of clinical experience, Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D., identified the correlation between ovarian problems and repressed creativity, especially as a result of fears or insecurities about the world outside oneself.
Like any other muscles in our body, our creativity follows the same law: use it or lose it. The more we use it, the more of it we have.
So find ways to honor and express the creative flow deep within you, whatever it may be.
4. Manage your emotions.
According to Dr. Northrup, ovarian problems often result from a woman’s perception that people and circumstances outside of herself are preventing her from being true to herself, and living from her center.
The energy of vengeance, resentment, or the desire to get even is especially harmful to the ovarian health.
So learning to forgive and taking full responsibility for our own life is an important step to healing our ovaries – and our menstrual cycles.
Read How to Manage PMS Anger.
Even though this post offers only broad brush strokes on the topic of strengthening ovaries and regulating our periods, I hope it will prompt you to examine certain areas of your life, and inspire you to make adjustments, if necessary.
Let me know if there’re specific areas or topics you’d like me to address in my future posts.
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, by David D. Burns
Chasteberry (proven to help treat low progesterone and regulate menstrual cycles in more than 60 years of clinical research, including 5 randomized trials)
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