Facebook Pixel

Hot Flashes: Possible Causes and Possible Treatments: Editorial

Rate This

J Clin Oncol 2007;25:5584-5590.
19. Huang MI, Nir Y, Chen B, et al. A randomized controlled pilot study of
acupuncture for postmenopausal hot flashes: effect on nocturnal hot
flashes and sleep quality. Fertil Steril 2006;86:700-710.
20. Nir Y, Huang MI, Schnyer R, et al. Acupuncture for postmenopausal hot
flashes. Maturitas 2007;56:383-395.
21. Vincent A, Barton DL, Mandrekar JN, et al. Acupuncture for hot
flashes: a randomized, sham-controlled clinical study. Menopause 2007;

22. Wyon Y, Wijma K, Nedstrand E, et al. A comparison of acupuncture
and oral estradiol treatment of vasomotor symptoms in postmenopausal
women. Climacteric 2004;7:153-164.
23. Avis NE, Legault C, Coeytaux RR, et al. A randomized, controlled pilot
study of acupuncture treatment for menopausal hot flashes. Menopause
24. Frisk J, Carlhall S, Kallstrom AC, et al. Long-term follow-up of
acupuncture and hormone therapy on hot flushes in women with
breast cancer: a prospective, randomized, controlled multicenter trial.
Climacteric 2008;11:166-174.
25. Nedstrand E, Wijma K, Wyon Y, et al. Vasomotor symptoms decrease
in women with breast cancer randomized to treatment with applied relaxation
or electro-acupuncture: a preliminary study. Climacteric 2005;8:
26. Zaborowska E, Brynhildsen J, Damberg S, et al. Effects of acupuncture,
applied relaxation, estrogens and placebo on hot flushes in postmenopausal
women: an analysis of two prospective, parallel, randomized
studies. Climacteric 2007;10:38-45.
27. Borud E, Alraek T, White A, et al. The Acupuncture on Hot Flushes
Among Menopausal Women (ACUFLASH) study, a randomized
controlled trial. Menopause 2009;16:484-493.
Menopause, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2009 623

Add a Comment6 Comments

EmpowHER Guest

Good Info

January 7, 2015 - 11:12pm
EmpowHER Guest

Thanks for the informative article you have provided regarding hot flashes and the after effects. One of my relatives who is having 50 years, was suffering from the hot flashes is searching for a treatment. I am sure this article would be helpful for us.

May 29, 2013 - 10:47pm

Hot flashes are experienced by many women, but not all women undergoing menopause experience hot flashes. A hot flash is a feeling of warmth that spreads over the body, but is often most strongly felt in the head and neck regions. Hot flashes may be accompanied by perspiration or flushing. Hot flashes usually last from 30 seconds to several minutes. Although the exact cause of hot flashes is not fully understood, hot flashes are thought to be due to a combination of hormonal and biochemical fluctuations brought on by declining estrogen levels.
Menopausal symptoms can be caused due to Lower level of estrogen and progesterone. But estrovera might be help you to solve all the menopausal issues like vaginal discomfort, hot flashes, loss of libido, mood swings, insomnia, weight gain and more.

March 12, 2013 - 2:52am
EmpowHER Guest

Don't overlook the power of food to help with hot flashes -- everything from strawberries to garlic! http://www.womentowomen.com/menopause/hotflashesnutritionalrelief.aspx

Women to Women Contributor

October 9, 2012 - 8:36am
EmpowHER Guest

Some natural herbs and supplements help women with hot flashes. Black cohosh, dong quai, flaxseeds and soy can be quite beneficial.

:) Elizabeth


September 24, 2009 - 8:42am

I had 50+ hot flashes a day. My doc put me on an adrenal support supplement (all natural). I don't feel that hot flashes need to be addressed with drugs, there are natural alternatives that are effective. I get no side effects and have not hot flashed since I started taking the supplements regularly.

From how it was explained to me, since I wore down my adrenals living a stressful life, I needed supplementation to build back up my adrenals. I reduced my stress and started doing yoga as well.

Hot Flashes are your bodys way of trying to regulate it's temperature, that's where the adrenals come in... when those are not working properly.. your body can't regulate.

September 21, 2009 - 7:08am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.


Hot Flashes

Get Email Updates

Related Topics

Hot Flashes Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!