Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Hot Flashes
What Is Hot Flashes?
Hot Flashes - Basics
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.
Which Tam Healing and Tongren Therapy Protocols Apply To Hot Flashes?
Hot Flashes - Tam Healing and Tongren Therapy Protocols
Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for hot flashes that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.
The following Tam healing and tong ren therapy protocols may be used with hot flashes:
2 Points Are Empirically Important For Hot Flashes
The Following (3)Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Hot Flashes
Er Xian Wan (Two Immortal Decoction)
- Kidney Yin and Kidney Yang deficiencies with Empty Heat - hormonal issues such as menopause (possibly w/hypertension), amenorrhea, hot flashes along with associated symptoms of fatigue, depression, insomnia, nervousness and more.
- Infertility with appropriate underlying factors, particularly when arising with amenorrhea or irregular menstruation.
- Aplastic anemia.
Geng Nian An Wan (Peaceful Menopause)
- Menopause symtpoms including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, restlessness and anxiety as a result of yin deficiency.
- Can be used for other yin deficient symtpoms such as tinnitus, dry skin, and lightheadedness.
- Use with caution during pregnancy.
- Do not use if patient presents with true heat or exterior heat.
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