Hot flashes are menopause’s dubious claim to fame, and finding hot flash treatment can be difficult. Up to 80% of people going through perimenopause and menopause will have hot flashes or night sweats, and pretty much everyone has heard of them.
The stereotype of someone stripping clothes off during a staff meeting may seem extreme, but sometimes a hot flash really feels that way! A rush of heat comes on suddenly, often in your chest and head. You might sweat. If you’re sleeping, you might wake up soaked. After the heat passes, you might feel cold. (Yes, cold flashes are a thing!)
Most hot flashes go away within minutes. Since they happen due to a lack of regulation in our hypothalamus (a region of the brain that controls our inner thermostat), you might feel cold afterward.
People joke about hot flashes, but they can be severe (up to 30 times a day) and have a huge negative impact on quality of life. They often get better post-menopause, but not always. Even when they’re relatively mild, they’re not fun.
Hot Flash Treatment
I actually love treating hot flashes because it usually doesn’t take much to gently tweak that inner thermostat back toward a more comfy middle balance. Acupuncture and herbs are pretty brilliant at this. They effects are often long-lasting, and I can help even if you’re also taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during perimenopause and menopause.
So if you’re sick of dealing with hot flashes, cold flashes, night sweats, and sensitivity to temperature, I’d love to help you feel better. Set up a free 15 minute phone consultation to discuss your hot flash treatment by clicking here.