First of all, I hope those interested in Chinese medicine and try to improve their hot flashes are reading this blog. And, I believe that Chinese herbs for hot flashes can help you.
From over 1,000 years of experimental Chinese medicine, I want to discuss here this time that what Chinese herbs for hot flashes you should choose.
Table of Contents
- 1 What are Hot Flashes?
- 2 Why do you get hot flashes?
- 3 What Chinese herbs for hot flashes should you choose?
- 4 Where can you get these Chinese herbs?
- 5 Conclusion
What are Hot Flashes?
Do you have such symptoms?
- Suddenly, my body gets hot like fire
- Suddenly, my face flushes
- Rapid heartbeats
- It’s cool outside, but I can’t stop sweating
“Hot flashes” are typical symptoms of menopause, such as
- Hot feeling and sweating that lasts for 2 to 4 minutes
- Increases pulse rate
For example, your face suddenly gets hot, and you can’t stop sweating, etc.
About 60% of women experience it. However, it is 10% of them become so severe that it interrupts their daily lives.
Why do you get hot flashes?
Hot flashes are one of the menopause symptoms, and it is related to your women’s hormones.
During peri- or menopause, your women’s hormones called estrogen significantly drops and cause heat sensations in the body.
You also might get anxiety or depression due to an imbalance of the autonomic nervous systems.
What Chinese herbs for hot flashes should you choose?
Er Xian Tang
When you have hot flashes in traditional Chinese medicine, we consider that your body lacks yin energy (Yin deficiency).
Yin acts like water, and yang acts like fire.
Your body is supposed to be the balance of yin and yang. However, once you are in the peri-or menopause stage, you lose the essence and yin energy, causing heat.
With this condition, you can take Er Xian Tang formula.
This formula replenishes Kidney Yin and Yang energy and drains fire to treat hot flashes.
Most ingredients contain cool herbs such as Chinese salvia root, Fo-ti, tree peony, Chinese Cuscuta, and Poria.
Jia Wei Xiao Yao San
When you have hot flashes in traditional Chinese medicine, we also consider that your body has heat from the stagnation of Liver Energy (Qi).
During the peri- or menopause, your autonomic nervous systems, which control the body temperature, get dysfunctional.
In TCM, we call it Liver Qi stagnation. Once the stagnation occurs, eventually, you create heat from it.
With this condition, you can take Jia Wei Xiao Yao San.
This formula modifies Bupleurum and Peony formula and is used for soothing Liver Energy and clear heat to treat Hot flashes.
Geng Nian An Wan
When you lose Yin energy, you also lose the essence, which makes you sweat.
The kidney is the source of prenatal energy you are born with, and you deplete by aging.
So, during menopause, hot flashes happen because you lose the essence.
With this condition, you want to take Geng Nian An Wan.
This formula helps to nourish the yin energy with the essence.
The ingredients of the formula contain herbs with astringents functions to stop sweating.
Therefore, this formula helps with hot flashes.
Where can you get these Chinese herbs?
See an acupuncturist near you.
First, you can talk to your acupuncturist near you.
In the United States, in most states, acupuncturists study Chinese herbs for 4 years in school and are qualified to prescribe them.
Acupuncturists also treat you by using acupuncture needles and moxibustion.
In addition, they use fine needles to treat chronic pain to internal disorders, including hot flashes.
Here is the link to the website from NCCAOM to find the national license practitioners
YourKampo.com is the new Online Chinese prescription service.
First, you answer 3 minutes long questionnaire about your chief complaints and general questions like your digestions and sleep disorders, etc.
Then, our specialist diagnoses your condition and chooses the best Chinese herbs out of 1000 herbs.
Here is the link that you can go and get your best Chinese herbs for hot flashes.
To treat hot flashes, you also have to eat balanced food and exercise to be healthy.
Especially, eating isoflavone-rich food like tofu, natto, soy milk is essential for the peri-menopause syndrome.
Soybeans have been used as a food and as a supplement to relieve menopausal symptoms.
Isoflavone-rich food contains equol which acts the same effect as estrogen.
In conclusion, hot flashes can be caused by the imbalance of women’s hormones and yin and yang.
Firstly, please understand the causes of hot flashes.
Secondly, please try these Chinese herbs for hot flashes to see if your hot feeling goes away.
Finally, I hope it helps those who are suffering from these annoying symptoms
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About Author: Satoru Ozawa – Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an acupuncturist, and a Chinese herb specialist.