My Husband Was Having Up To 40 Hot Flashes A Day
Author: Eva R.
Word Count: 217
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10513-OR
Scientific Studies: 6
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My husband was treated with the Lupron Depot, a 3-month time-release shot for prostate cancer. This depletes the testosterone, plus wreaks havoc in total hormonal balance. He was having upwards of 40 hot flashes each day.
I came upon a solution. I used an empty inhaler tube (like the kind you might have for a stuffy nose) that comes with a wick-type fabric inside, which I soaked half and half with first one end in Thyme essential oil and then the other end in Basil essential oil. No dilution was needed. It was approximately 5-6 drops on each end and could be refreshed as time went by.
He then would inhale two deep inhales into each nostril at the first sign of a hot flash coming on. It stopped his hot flashes within 30 seconds, and they would dwindle away into nothingness.
This worked for him like a charm for months during his treatments. He would tie a string to his inhaler so that he could carry it with him and have it ready at short notice. Otherwise his hot flashes would last over 5 minutes.
Perhaps this will be of some help to others, men or women, who are dealing with hormonal imbalances. Good luck. We felt blessed to have found an easy solution with no side effects.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: flash, flush, flushes, hormone, hormones, sweats, testosterone, menopause, menopausal, perimenopause, perimenopausal, premenopause, premenopausal, progesterone, estrogen, imbalance.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Results of bone density, bone mineral content, bone tensile strength and histological analysis also showed similar trend of results, which supported initial observations of this study. It is proposed that hydroalcoholic extract of dried clove buds has bone-preserving efficacy against hypogonadal [hormonally deficient] osteoporosis."||Link|
|2.||"Therapy with beta-caryophyllene [present in many essential oils] may present a promising novel, non-toxic therapeutic option for patients with endometriosis."||Link|
|3.||"After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."||Link|
|4.||"DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."||Link|
|5.||"Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."||Link|
|6.||"The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."||Link|
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