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How to treat menopausal related hot flashes / flushes

For hot flashes, there is no "One size fits all"  remedy, however the following tactics work towards reducing the estrogen dominance causing this problem:

• Take DAILY flaxseed.   Consume 1 ½  to a maximum 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (most people prefer the taste of golden flaxseed to that of the brown seeds) by mixing with a little milk or juice or sprinkling on cereal or oatmeal/porridge or such; always drink an additional cup of fluid afterwards, since flax absorbs fluid and swells; consumed in these amounts, the weak phytoestrogens in flax have an overall anti-estrogenic effect in the body, thereby lowering the dominance of estrogen over PROGESTERONE.

• Reduce caffeine intake

• Provide aromatase inhibitors.   The aromatase enzyme converts TESTOSTERONE to estrogen; aromatase inhibitors include, for example, phytochemicals in grape juice and red wine;

• Reduce alcohol consumption.   Red wine contains aromatase inhibitors, but should still be consumed in moderation :)

• Reduce stress.    Stress causes your body to use PROGESTERONE to produce CORTISOL,  which depletes PROGESTERONE needed to balance estrogen

• Reduce sugar intake.   Sugar converts to fat, and aromatase enzymes in fat tissues convert (aromatize) TESTOSTERONE to estrogen

• Eat more cruciferous veggies.     Broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage etc contain indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and diindolylmethane (DIM), which have an estrogen-reducing effect;

• Take herbs black cohosh and vitex (aka. chaste berry)

- Vitex supports pituitary gland supervision of PROGESTERONE production.    Take 160--240 milligrams twice daily; slow acting (2-3 months) and supplement for a year for permanent results

Details on these estrogen-reducing tactics and more are found at:

How to Reduce Estrogen Levels in the Body

• Essential oils of thyme and basil.    May be helpful; inhale. use in a bath or foot rub or massage oil. 

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Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)

   Electrotherapy

       "The medical kit of the future"

The Body Electric

General electrotherapy health benefits.   Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:

Detoxification Wellness / Healthy aging Pain relief 
Relief from insomnia Immune system restoral Anti-Inflammatory
Maximizes cellular energy production Accelerated tissue /bone
/scar healing
Stress Reduction
Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation Increased blood oxygen
/ circulation
+++

There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:

Balances neurotransmitters Relieves pain Treats depression
Substance abuse withdrawal Relieves insomnia Relieve stress / anxiety
Anti-Inflammatory Fibromyalgia +++