The Light Cycle treatment for regular periods

How to regulate your period without drugs

By Dr. Suzanne G Harper

This is a simple technique that works by mimicking the action of the full moon to stimulate ovulation, thereby triggering a period on Day 29 of the artificially created cycle.

First step:
Sleep in TOTAL darkness. This means blackout conditions, i.e. no light coming into your bedroom above or at the sides of the curtain rail. This starts the count at Night 1.

Use a red photographer’s light bulb in a torch if you need to get up at night to go to the toilet.

Second Step:
On Nights 14, 15 & 16 (3 nights in all) sleep with the lights on.

Third Step:
On Nights 17 through to 28 sleep in total darkness.

Fourth Step:
On Day 29, you should start to bleed. If not, start the count again as Day 1 and repeat the technique.

Any time that you start to bleed before Day 29 automatically becomes Day 1 of a new cycle and you start the technique again. This usually works in 2-3 cycles.

About the author

Dr. Suzanne G Harper is a UKCP Registered NLPTcA Psychotherapist & Counsellor as well as a registered Osteopath, Acupuncturist and Naturopathic Physician.

She is located in London, Harley Street and draws patients from the surrounding areas of Bayswater, Marylebone, The West End and the Greater London areas.

For more information visit her GoToSee therapist’s page here or visit her website


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.