A hot flash is a sudden feeling of heat on the body that induces excessive sweating, flushing, appearance of red blotches on the skin and mild to severe discomfort. A hot flash can strike at any time of day, including while sleeping, and can last from a few seconds to several minutes or longer. Following an attack, as the body temperature readjusts to normal, an individual might experience chills. Hot flashes are one of the most common and earliest symptoms of menopause in women. From their onset, hot flashes generally go away on their own after less than two years; however, some women experience them for 5 years or longer.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for hot flashes.
The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating hot flashes. For a complete list from our store with more details see our hot flashes formula section.
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Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)