Ayurveda offers natural remedies for hot flashes but there is a catch. You have to know your body type according to Ayurveda to decide which natural remedies are for you. Determining your body type can be very complicated or very simple. for this article, I am going to make it simple. Take a deep breath in, ask your self, are your anxious? Have you had constipation lately? Do yo have trouble sleeping? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, for brevity sake lets say you are more toward the vata spectrum. Vata will be helped by taking triphala, Jatamansi, and haritaki. Also follow the vata diet and do a daily oil massage with coconut oil.
Now if you are having hot flashes that are severe, all day long, and are accompanied with loose bowels, digestion problems, feeling overly agitated and angry. The natural remedies for this are avipattikar, shatavari, and the pitta diet.
Are you gaining weight without feeling you are overeating? Are you exercising and still gaining weight? Are you having issues with depression? The natural remedies for hot flashes for a kapha type is eating kapha pacifying diet, foods that are natural diuretics, like watermelon, asparagus, and cranberries. The ayurveda herbs are gokshura, haritaki, shatavari, avipattikar and others. These herbs are easy to get on amazon.
The basic concept is no matter what your body type in Ayurveda is that a hot flash is a fever in the body. Ayurveda describes fever in many different cases. The body losing its’ ability to maintain normal temperature is the issue not the changes in estrogen levels. Ayurveda teaches that when the dosha increases the system is unable to regulate itself.
Dosha balance can be determined by the menstrual flow also. If you are vata type you may have scant menses, pitta type may have floods of blood, and kapha type may have thick sticky blood flow. These observations are very important for you to be able to see if your whole system is out of balance. This is important because isolating hot flashes as though they are not connected to other health imbalances will impede your ability to get rid of the hot flashes and bring your body back into balance.
Aches, pains, anxiety, cramps, fatigue, dryness, slow metabolism, blood sugar problems, craving for caffeine, sweets and carbohydrates, hypothyroidism are all symptoms related to all body types and can be addressed with natural remedies that are all related to hot flashes.