Natural Remedies for Hot Flashes: Relief Is Available
Since you are reading this, the chances are that you know firsthand that hot flashes are one of the most common & annoying of the menopause and perimenopause symptoms. Hot flashes can come out of nowhere and take you by surprise, they just happen with no warning and seem to take over at inopportune moments and begin to make life difficult. Take heart though, as there are plenty of natural remedies for hot flashes that can help to relieve & diminish the severity and frequency of occurance. Acupuncture is one of the best natural ways to find relief from hot flashes. Have a look at the Mayo Clinic Acupuncture video of a Mayo Clinic Acupuncturist relieving hot flashes with Acupuncture. Also there are some herbal supplements you can start taking as well that are very effective.
How Long Do Hot Flashes Last? How long with this go on?
Hot flashes may start to occur in peri menopause (the time period usually after the age of 40 & before your last period) and hot flashes can continue until after menopause age (The time when you have not had a period for a year). Exactly when hot flashes stop happening for good varies from woman to woman. It depends on how your own personal hormones level and balance out during your menopause journey, how well you take of yourself and what action you take (like getting acupuncture for menopause, what exercise you take or not, whether you eat healthy or not, etc).
How To Get Rid of Hot Flashes. Natural remedies for hot flashes:
So, how do you stop Hot Flashes naturally?
- Acupuncture and hot flashes-clinical studies have shown that acupuncture is very effective at alleviating hot flashes, hot flushes and night sweats. You can come to our Acupuncture Menopause Specialist Clinic if you live in Ireland just give us a ring 01- 291-4557
- Herbal supplements to get rid of hot flashes- Black Cohosh, Red Clover, Evening Primrose Oil, Dong Quai (disclaimer-you should always consult your doctor about and before taking any herbal supplements) You can easily purchase these herbal supplements on either Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com
- Keeping cool– avoid foods which add heat: alcohol, caffeine, hot & spicy foods, etc. Also try not to overheat while doing exercise and make sure to cool down afterwards.
- Mindfulness for Menopause & menopause meditation. Studies have shown these mind body practices to be effective at reducing hot flashes. Mindfulness & meditation are also great for reducing stress in general.
When Do Hot Flashes Happen?
Hot flashes can occur randomly or they can happen once off here and there and be mild or they can happen frequently and with great intensity. They can also cause related symptoms of perimenopause such as sweating, red hot flushes in the cheeks (this can feel like a sunburn), palpitations (rapid heart beats) and a feeling of pressure in your head.
Hot flashes can occur any time during the day and or night. If it happens at night, hot flashes may interfere with your ability to get a full and restful night’s sleep. Which in turn may affect your energy, your mood and your ability to concentrate the next day. Some women also experience night sweats which is a similar perimenopause symptom : it is waking up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat (you may even have to change your pyjama’s because they are soaked), but not necessarily feeling the heat/ hot flash in your face.
Natural remedies for hot flashes
There are plenty of effective and natural remedies for hot flashes, so if you find the severity and frequency of hot flashes and hot flushes are taking its toll on your life, take some action to take back control of your life, make some changes, add in some good things to your life and take out or reduce some of the bad things, I did and it certainly has made all the difference!
Hi, I’m Linda Ryan, Menopause Acupuncturist, mother of three: Having overcome my own menopause issues is what drives me to help women like you to achieve the relief that I made happen for myself.