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Hot flushes can occur for many women after the age of around 40 due to a decrease in hormone levels. This is a time when women are changing and may feel frightened of aging or not being loved. Hot flushes can be one of the most distressing symptoms of the menopause as women can find them uncomfortable and embarrassing. Triggers include spicy food, caffeine, alcohol, overheating and stress. It is definitely worth seeking nutritional advice and your homeopath will be able to find the correct remedy for you, however these are some of the remedies that can help alleviate the flushes and sweats.
Cimicifuga – Hot flushes with a pale face. May feel gloomy, overwhelmed.
Lachesis – very frequent hot flushes, often coming before a headache, head feels hot and feet feel cold.
Pulsatilla – Hot flushes and sweats that disturb sleep, better for fresh air. Feel emotional and cries easily.
Sepia – frequent hot sweats and flushes that rise upward but the person feels cold and chilly. Often a feeling of exhaustion and being worn out. May feel resentful.
Our Hot Flushes Post is by Rachel Taylor, Homeopath Dip PHSH, 07713 403 622, based in Weybridge, Surrey.