Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Night Sweats (Sleep Hyperhidrosis)

What Is Night Sweats (Sleep Hyperhidrosis)?

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Night Sweats (Sleep Hyperhidrosis) - Basics

Night sweats is the term used to describe excessive sweating during the night. There are several conditions that can cause night sweats, including menopause, infection, hyperthyroidism, certain medications, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating due to overactive sweat glands), cancer, hormone imbalance, and others.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Night Sweats.

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The Following (11)Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Night Sweats (Sleep Hyperhidrosis)

Bai He Gu Jin Wan (Lily Bulb to Preserve the Metal)

Clinical Usages

  • General yin deficiency signs may present as night sweats, heat in the soles and palms, and flusing.
  • Cough/wheezing, possible blood in the sputum, dry and sore throat may present from lung yin and qi deficiency.
  • Useful for treating people who quit smoking or those with acute smoke exposure.

    Clinical Categorization

    Da Bu Yin Wan (Great Tonify the Yin Pill)

    Clinical Usages

    • Steaming bone syndrome - sensation of intense heat, malar flushing, spontaneous sweating.
    • Palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, hot flashes, from kidney/heart yin deficiency.
    • Tinnitus, possible vertigo, irritability, restlessness from liver fire rising.

      Clinical Categorization

      Cautions

        Do not use if patient presents with flu or cold symptoms.

          Geng Nian An Wan (Peaceful Menopause)

          Clinical Usages

          • 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.

            Clinical Categorization

            Cautions

              • Use with caution during pregnancy.
              • Do not use if patient presents with true heat or exterior heat.

                Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia)

                Clinical Usages

                • Dizziness, tinnitus, possibly vertigo as a result of kidney and liver yin deficiency.
                • Insomnia especially with night sweats, hot flashes, irritibility.
                • Spontaneous/nocturnal emissions. 

                  Clinical Categorization

                  Cautions

                    • Use with caution in patients that present with spleen qi deficiency.

                      Qi Ju Di Huang Wan (Lycii Chrysanthemum Teapills)

                      Clinical Usages

                      • Yin deficiency symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, night sweats, hot flashes, heat in the soles and dryness.
                      • Blurry vision, possibly with dry eyes.

                        Clinical Categorization

                        Qing Hao Bie Jia Wan (Artemisia Annua and Soft-Shelled Turtle Formula)

                        Clinical Usages

                        Heat at night (nightsweats, sensation of heat) with a sensation of coolness in the early morning/upon waking, no effect on appetite.

                        Pulse will be fine and rapid and the Tongue will be red with little coating.

                          Clinical Categorization

                          Sheng Mai San Wan (Generate the Pulse Pills)

                          Clinical Usages

                          • Respiratory issues from lung qi and yin deficiencies - chronic cough, wheezing.
                          • May be used for damage from longer term illnesses and/or the overuse of wind clearing formulas for colds/flus - nightsweats, spontaneous sweating.
                          • With the right underlying patterns a range of respiratory and coronary issues.

                            Clinical Categorization

                            Sheng Mai Yin Wan (Replenish Pulse Pills)

                            Clinical Usages

                            • Dry mouth, dry skin, dark or scanty urine from yin and fluid deficiency.
                            • Fatigue, shortness of breath, and spontaneous sweating.

                              Clinical Categorization

                              Cautions

                                • Use with caution for patients that present with heat signs.

                                  Suan Zao Ren Wan (Sour Jujube Decoction)

                                  Clinical Usages

                                  • Shen related issues when arising from liver blood deficiency - anxiety, insomnia.
                                  • Menopausal heat contributing to sleep and/or anxiety issues.
                                  • Palpitations, night sweats, and general dryness.

                                    Clinical Categorization

                                    Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan (Eight Flavor Rehmannia Teapills)

                                    Clinical Usages

                                    • Steaming bone syndrome - dry and intensive persuasive sensation of heat possibly with flushing and tidal fever.
                                    • Dizziness, vertigo, tinnitis, anxiety and restlessness resulting from yin deficiency.
                                    • Dryness of the skin, mucus membranes, hard stools, dark or scanty urine.

                                      Clinical Categorization

                                      Cautions

                                        • Use with caution with patients presenting with damp signs or spleen qi deficiency.

                                          Zuo Gui Wan (Right Returning Pills)

                                          Clinical Usages

                                          • Infertility, low libedo, impotence due to kidney yin deficiency.
                                          • Low sperm count, abnormal sperm morphology resulting from jing deficiency.
                                          • Irregular menstruation, vaginal dryness.

                                            Clinical Categorization

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