Are there accupressure points that relieve menopause hot flashes?
Answers: Acupressure is a lot more forgiving of inaccuracies than acupuncture. I would not be afraid for you to treat Kidney-3, Spleen-6, Conception Vessel-3, 4, 5, and 17, and Bladder 4. At a different treatment, treat Heart 3 and Bladder 60. Another time, try treating XinBao-6 (also called Pericardium-6) along with Spleen-4. Keep alternating these three treatments, unless one of them seems to work better for you. Don't just do them when you are having flashes. Do them every day, whenever you have time. Don't expect relief to be instant. You may have to treat for weeks before you notice things changing. You can treat every two hours if need be. Always treat both sides of the body, right and left. You have to find the points accurately, but not as accurately as you would with needles. A good point location book is "Acupoint Location Complete Study Tool" by Alon Lotan. When you locate a point, try to really feel the energetic vortex there. Sometimes the point is not exactly where the book says it is, and you have to feel for that "hole," like a little tornado of energy. Spend about two minutes rubbing each point in little circles. If they are tender, rub them a lot. Do them in the order given. You can treat both Ki-3s at the same time with two thumbs, also some of the others. Biggest thing is be consistent, and stick with it. Don't give up too soon.
The supplement "Evening Primrose Oil" will stop hot flashes.
First you need to figure out what type of pathology you have (kidney yin deficiency, blood stagnation, ect.) You can go to an acupuncturist for that or try simply diagnosing yourself. Without the proper diagnosis you will just be "pushing points" with trial and error and not really accomplishing anything.
Below is a link of different pathologies and points that help. I highly recommend visiting an acupuncturist though.
Sorry I don't have any experience with Acupunture in treating Menopause troubles, but I can help you with Homeopathy, Here are the head remedies used in Homeopathy for Menopause Disorders.
Aversion to bathing; tiresome, loosing weight; hot and itchy feeling Sulphur 200, 4 hourly (3 Doses)
Melancholic, irritable and talkative patient. Burning sensation all over the body. Cannot bear touch even of clothes. Dark coloured haemorrhage. Distressing headache, palpitaion and haemorrhoids. Worse after sleep Lachesis 200 or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)
Weeping disposition; changeable temper; hot perspiration in close and warm room; loss of thirst; desire for open, cold air, Pulsatilla 200 or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)
Tired feeling due to over work; pale, flabby, relaxed and chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200 or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)
Tall, thin, easily depressed patient; dislikes sympathy. Bearing down pains, haemorrhage with prolapsus of uterus; leucorrhoea with dyspepsia or constipation. Hot flushes; tendency to faint Sepia 200 or 1M weekly (3 Doses)
Small bones is painful in morning with acidity; dirty coated tongue; filthy taste and bad breath; pallore and chilliness; worse in cold weather. Facial neuralgia due to suppression of leucorrhoea; better sea side Medorrhinum 200 or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)
Rheumatism of muscles of the back and soreness of neck.Violent headache; patient feels as if top of the head is torn off Actaea Racemosa 30, 4 hourly
Physical symptoms disappear as mental symptoms develop. Arrogant and proud patient; contempt for others. Excessive bleeding of dark clotted blood with pain in ovaries. Nymphomania Platina 200 or 1M, weekly (3 Doses) .
No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
Take Care and God Bless You !
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