Hot flashes are a series of symptoms that affect women, mostly those approaching or in menopause. They are caused by hormone changes within the body and when they occur at night, are referred to as “night sweats.” Most women who experience hot flashes report that they come and go rather quickly, and the symptoms tend to disappear as quickly as they arrive. In some instances, sufferers experience a warning “aura,” similar to the onset of a migraine headache.
Though hot flashes vary in intensity and types of symptoms from woman to woman, most sufferers report sweating, heart palpitations and sometimes nausea. Generally, the sensation of heat occurs in the upper body (chest, face, neck) and can often spread throughout the entire body. Although hot flashes are uncomfortable and their onset is extremely sudden, they rarely indicate a serious medical issue.
Acupuncture almost always clears the hot flashes easily and quickly, with only a few treatments. What a wonderful relief! The point sites chosen do not hurt, are gentle, and effective. Other symptoms such as insomnia can be treated at the same time.
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