Onset hot flashes feel like a warm heat-wave washes over you; it’s intense across your face and through your chest. In most cases, you will sweat profusely and wonder how long it will last before you can cool off back to a normal body temperature. Unfortunately, as you do cool off, the flash isn’t over yet. The “cool-down” from a hot flash can evolve into a chilling experience, as your body swings past normal to cold, due to the sweating and overcompensation of your body to regulate body temperature. At Senara in Peoria, we understand if you suffer from hot flashes. Each experience is miserable, and you probably wish you could just stop them altogether. With functional medicine, you may be able to find relief.
The symptoms will vary for each individual, but there are natural treatments to mitigate the onset of hot flashes. For example, a sudden feeling of warmth through upper body and face; a flushed appearance and feeling in neck and head; increased heartbeat; profuse sweating; and a chilled body temperature post hot-flash can all be signs that you’re either about to experience, are experiencing, or have experienced one.
It’s important to remember that a hot flash can vary in intensity and duration. The symptoms will be different for each individual based on their bodies, lifestyles, and diets. For some women, hot flashes can occur intermittently over the course of years, which makes functional medicine a huge factor for those looking for relief from the condition. For others, hot flashes are few and far between or don’t occur at all.
Seven Natural Treatments For Hot Flashes
When it comes down to mitigating the symptoms and the experience of a hot flash, it’s all about the individual suffering from the event. If you experience hot flashes regularly, it’s time to find a natural treatment that works for you and your body. Below are seven possible natural ways to mitigate symptoms and reduce intensity:
Get Your Spine And Nervous System Checked
Schedule an appointment and go see your chiropractor in Peoria to discuss your hot flash symptoms and experiences. Studies have shown repeatedly that routine adjustments help keep the autonomic nerves balanced, which result in the relaxation of the body. This allows for clearer thoughts, better sleep, and improved overall health.
Specific regions in the upper neck and mid-to-lower back that have irregularities have been linked to pelvic pain and reproductive organ issues. Removing interference between your nerves throughout the neck and back can help reduce the effects of hot flashes. Finally, chiropractic adjustments have been shown to reduce stress levels and promote natural relaxation throughout the body, which positively affects those consistently dealing with hot flashes.
Drink Decaf Green Tea
Green tea is high in antioxidants and polyphenols, which help detoxify chemicals from the body that can affect the onset of hot flashes. Furthermore, naturally detoxifying the body can help keep it regulated for better management of hormones and body temperature.
Find Natural Estrogen Resources
It can be tough to stay away from estrogen therapy when you begin to start having hot flashes or begin the menopause process; however, you will find natural estrogen in maca, alfalfa sprouts, and licorice. Healthy phytoestrogens are great for helping mitigate estrogen in the body.
You can also use Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). The hormones administered in the therapy are derived from plant estrogen, which are chemically identical to those produced in the human body. Hormones most commonly replicated in BHRT are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. BHRT can come in various forms:
If you’re considering BHRT as a natural option, consider what it has been used for to treat in the past. Men and women both choose BHRT when their hormone levels drop or become imbalanced.
Consume More Omega-3s
Omega-3s assist in regulating inflammation and the healing process throughout the body. Hot flashes are the result of an imbalance in your body sometimes due to swelling or general inflammation. Reducing inflammation and regulating your body’s healing process will assist in managing symptoms and events.
Eat More Magnesium And Vitamin-B Rich Foods
Magnesium and vitamin B has been shown to help regulate and, in some cases, enhance nerve conductivity to the reproductive organs. The increase in Magnesium and vitamin B can also help buffer your mood, if it swings from one state to another before, during, or after your hot flashes.
Commit To Weekly Exercise
Blood flow is imperative to healing and inflammation regulation. Exercising a few times a week will positively affect your body’s ability to regulate hormones and other functions, which can reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes.
Schedule Acupuncture Therapy
A traditional Chinese therapy, acupuncture has been reported as helpful to some women in mitigating or reducing hot flash frequency or intensity. The therapy stimulates specific areas of the body, which activates your body’s natural healing abilities.
If you’re looking for natural treatments to reduce or mitigate your hot flash symptoms or events, contact Senara today!