What is a hot flash?
A sudden brief sensation of heat, often over the entire body, caused by a transient dilation of the blood vessels of the skin and experienced by some women during perimenopause or menopause. About 80% of women experience hot flashes. These typically last 2-3 years, but in a significant number of women can last indefinitely.
Treatment for hot flashes includes estrogen therapy. Other medications can also help alleviate symptoms. Our oriental medicine staff offer herbal and acupuncture therapy to alleviate hot flashes.