Introducing how to deal with hot flashes
I think some people are suffering from hot flashes during menopause.
So, in this article, I will explain how to deal with hot flashes that are easy to feel during menopause.
relax with essential oils
Hot flushes, hot flashes, and sweats (night sweats at bedtime) are common symptoms of menopause.
As a self-care that can be done at home against hot flashes, it is said that relaxing with essential oils is good.
The main cause of hot flashes is that the balance of the autonomic nerves, which work to constrict and dilate blood vessels, is disturbed due to a drop in female hormones.
It is thought that relaxing with essential oils has a positive effect on regulating this autonomic nervous system.
In addition to hot flashes, there is also a research report showing that the intervention of essential oils improved mental aspects, skin, and hair in menopausal women1).
Hormone replacement therapy and herbal medicine are also effective for hot flashes associated with menopause2). However, as one of the easy self-care, it is also recommended to incorporate aroma goods with your favorite scent.
Yoga for hot flashes
Besides essential oils, yoga may also hold promise for combating hot flashes .
A study of working women with menopausal symptoms found that doing yoga for 10 minutes before going to bed at night improved menopausal symptoms. Yoga is thought to have a positive effect on regulating the disturbance of the autonomic nervous system, which is the main cause of hot flashes.
Finding time to exercise can be difficult for women who are busy with work and household chores.
In that respect, yoga is an exercise that you can feel free to do as a stretch before going to bed.
Acupuncture points that suppress sweat｜For hot flashes
Summer is the time to sweat. However, even in the cold winter months, sudden hot flashes and sweating can be annoying to others.
Therefore, we will introduce measures against sweat by pressing the three points (Obao, Yakage, and Koji) to suppress sweat.
The large parcel is a pressure point located near the bottom of the armpit (approximately 3 cm below the root) .
It is said to be good when you want to deal with sweat on the upper body such as the face and armpits, such as when you want to prevent your makeup from coming off.
Use your middle finger to press the pressure point of the package tightly for 2-3 minutes.
The pressure point about 5 cm above the nipple will be the shade.
Use the pad of your middle finger or index finger to gently hold it for 2-3 minutes.
This is also said to be good for sweating the face and armpits, just like the large parcel, and is thought to be more effective when pressed at the same time as the large parcel.
The hock is the bulge at the base of the pinky finger that appears when the hand is clenched .
The point is to press firmly with your thumb.
It is said to be effective to press hard on the hindquarters as a countermeasure against the sweat that blows from the whole body like a waterfall.
Incorporating Chinese herbal medicine may lead to alleviation of various symptoms
Taking herbal medicine is effective for painful menopausal symptoms. Kampo medicine comprehensively reviews various things such as the person's constitution and lifestyle, and gradually improves symptoms from the inside of the body. There are various herbal medicines, but the herbal medicines that are effective for menopausal symptoms are as follows.
- Kamishoyosan: Depression, irritation, hot flashes, hot flashes, etc.
- Toki shakuyakusan: Tendency to coldness and anemia
- Keishibukuryogan: Hot flashes, headache, lower abdominal pain, etc.
There are individual differences in menopausal symptoms, and it is necessary to take Chinese herbal medicine that matches the symptoms . Kampo medicine gradually improves the symptoms, so it is easy to incorporate it into your life, so if you want to alleviate the symptoms little by little, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
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If the symptoms of hot flashes come from the disturbance of the autonomic nervous system, it may be a good idea to find a way to relax yourself, such as a moderate change of mood or talking to your family or friends about your concerns.
Also, if you are worried about whether you are approaching menopause or you may be experiencing symptoms of hot flashes due to hormonal imbalance, please try the canvas hormone test kit.
You can read more about the canvas inspection kit here .
1) Chizu Kumagai et al. The influence of a lifestyle of continuously wearing the scent of essential oils on women transitioning to menopause. 2019 https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/aeaj/20/1/20_200101 /_pdf/-char/ja
2) Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Estrana Tape 0.72mg Interview Form.2020 https://www.hisamitsu.co.jp/medical/data/estrana_i.pdf