How to Balance Your Menstrual Cycle Naturally with Ayurveda

Updated: Nov 1, 2021

Do you suffer from painful periods, heavy, clotty flow, irregular cycles, hormonal acne, or intensified moods?

If answered yes, you’re not alone! Most women don’t know what a healthy menstrual cycle is. As a result, they suffer unnecessarily and tolerate hormonal imbalances that are not only inconvenient — they are a sign that something needs our attention.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Through Ayurveda, you can learn how to balance your menstrual cycle naturally so the arrival of aunt flo isn’t a dreadful experience.

In the sections that follow, we will cover:

  • What is Ayurveda

  • How Ayurveda helps balance hormones and regulate menstruation

  • Signs your menstrual cycle is imbalanced

  • Menstrual self-care Tips with Ayurveda

Let’s get started!

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda translates to ‘the knowledge of life.' This ancient, whole-person healing system dates back 5,000 years and focuses on a customized approach to well-being.

As opposed to a one-size-fits-all approach, Ayurveda offers an optimal approach to using food as medicine and lifestyle to each individual based on their unique doshic picture.

How does Ayurveda Help Balance Hormones and Regulate Menstruation?

Ayurveda promotes health throughout all levels of your being-mind, body, and spirit, which is why it’s such an effective way to regulate menstruation.

Because each consultation is tailored to the needs of the individual, it leads to better results naturally.

Signs your Menstrual Cycle is Imbalanced

A regular menstrual cycle is one that occurs every 21 to 35 days and is asymptomatic in nature (as in, you don’t even ‘feel’ it coming). Bleeding typically will last for a few days to a week, and may be bright red, dark red or brown.

When you menstruate, you release rasa dhatu (the body’s inner ocean) in the form of plasma, blood, and tissue.

Signs of menstrual imbalance include:

  • Pain that is uncomfortable and may even leave you unable to function normally

  • Acne

  • Irregular periods that are inconsistent both in terms of timing and duration

  • Abnormally heavy and bleeding

  • Fatigue and mood changes

If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it’s likely imbalanced hormones are at the root.

Menstrual Self-care Tips with Ayurveda

Your monthly cycle offers you a unique look inside of your body. When you’re in tune with it, you can understand which dosha imbalances your body is struggling with and proactively address them.

Depending on your unique doshic combination, the way to balance your menstrual cycle will vary. To get a detailed cycle-balancing plan based on your dosha body type, click here to schedule a free consultation.

1.) Use food as medicine. Ignorance may equal bliss, but not when it comes to the food your body needs to survive — and thrive! Balance your cycle and your doshas by eating foods that are ideal for you. Whenever possible, choose whole foods that are as close to their natural state as pos