Hot Flashes with Menopause

A hot flash is a sudden sensation of warmth that spreads through the body. It is the most common, and usually the first sign of menopause, and affects more than two thirds of women at that time. While very mild for some of them, hot flashes can in other cases negatively impact a person’s quality of life and cause a great deal of emotional distress.

Signs & Symptoms of Hot Flashes with Menopause

Hot flashes can vary greatly in length and frequency. During a hot flash, you may experience:

  • A sudden wave of heat spreading through the body
  • A red or flushed face
  • Sweating
  • Heart palpitations
  • Nausea, dizziness, headaches
  • Night sweats if it happens during sleep

Causes of Hot Flashes with Menopause

To our knowledge, hot flashes primarily result from a drop in estrogen levels during menopause. Excess weight, diabetes and a history of menstrual issues and hormonal imbalances can also increase their incidence.

 

Many of our patients also report more frequent or severe hot flashes when exposed to certain triggers. The most common include:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Alcohol and caffeine
  • Certain foods
  • Tight clothing
  • Hot weather
  • Cigarette smoke

How We Treat Hot Flashes with Menopause

Acupuncture has been shown to reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes symptoms for many women, without side-effects. At the Nei Jing center of Chinese medicine in Jerusalem, we use it in combination with:

  • Laser acupuncture
  • Chinese herbs
  • Tuina massage and cupping
  • Reflexology
  • Naturopathic advice

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Practitioner

Lead Practitioner
Shimon Paul Friedlander