This is a question I get a lot, and a question I myself had after my hysterectomy. (I kept my ovaries so even though I don't get a monthly period, I still have hormonal cycles like I do.)
The short answer is.... YES!!!
But before I tell you HOW, let's talk about WHAT cycle syncing is and WHY you'd want to do it!
Simply put, cycle syncing is learning where you are in your hormonal cycle at any given time and adjusting certain activities based on that. For instance, did you know your body will be able to lift heavier during your follicular phase, you'll be more confident and outgoing during ovulation, and your body needs more carbs (and more calories) during your luteal phase?
So how do you know what phase of your cycle you're in if you don't get a period?
This is going to depend on WHY you don't get a period.
If you're like me and you still have functioning ovaries, you can determine where you are in your cycle by finding out when you're ovulating. Ovulation is the small phase in the middle of your cycles that transitions your body from follicular phase to luteal phase. You can test your ovulation by using a simple tool like a Cycle Syncing Scope. Every morning when you wake up, just put a couple drops of saliva on the microscope, let it dry, and see what patterns appear. Most days you'll just see bubbles, but when you see those bubbles turn to a fern or frozen window pattern, that's when you'll know you're ovulating!
If the reason you're not getting a period is because of hormonal birth control, menopause, or something else, then you'll sync your cycle to the moon!
Yes, the moon!
I know this sounds crazy, but the average menstrual cycle is 25-30 days, and the average moon cycle is 29 days. Although you won't be cycle syncing alongside your sex hormones, there are other hormones that are affected by the moon's cycle that you can use to your advantage. During full moons, you produce greater serotonin and less melatonin, which can be one reason your sleep may suffer during full moons. The opposite is true for new moons.
That's it! You're now moon cycling!
Every time you see the new moon come back around on your app, enter a new Day 1 of your period on that day.
Today is July 15th, so it's easy for me to see that today is day 28 of my cycle. It takes the guesswork out of it!
On this app you can also find out what phase of your cycle you're in on each day, receive a daily notification telling you how you can expect to feel that day, enter your own symptoms to track patterns, and learn a greater breakdown of what's going on in your body along the way.
If you want to learn more about Cycle Syncing and how you can use it to your advantage, be sure to register for Cycle Strong: Your 30 Day Health Blueprint and bring a friend!
Let me know if this helped you in any way and what other questions about cycle syncing you have!
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