Hot Flashes

Neurofeedback can be beneficial in managing hot flashes, primarily through its role in stress reduction and the regulation of autonomic functions. We have a program especially designed to help.

“Patricia”, 52, was having hot flashes several times a day that lasted 45 minutes to an hour. They were so bad that when they came on during the night she’d have to get up and shower before trying to go back to sleep. 

“The lack of sleep was affecting how I felt during the day, and I worried that it might impact my ability to help clients,” said Patricia, a psychotherapist.

After five sessions, the hot flashes were gone and stayed gone for more than six months. They came back after that but were much less severe and far less disruptive than they had been before she trained with neurofeedback.  

“Mollie,” 57, couldn’t get through one day of work, or one night of sleep, without being tormented by severe hot flashes—more than 30 a day. “Constant hot flashes made it impossible to have a normal life. Plus, being sleep deprived, I was exhausted all the time,” she said.

She got the idea of trying neurofeedback after seeing a YouTube video and found her way to the Center for Brain Training.

“It took less than three weeks to get relief from a problem I had had for 11 years. Neurofeedback gave me my life back” she said.

Hot Flash Program Steps

Step 1

Book a consultation with us where we will learn a lot about you and answer your questions.

Step 2

Mutually agree upon the treatment plan we’ve designed specifically for you. It involves estimating the number of neurofeedback sessions you are likely to need and possibly incorporating some of our other technologies, such as body biofeedback, which can he helpful as an adjunct to hormonal regulation. Your plan may or may not recommend a brain map. A brain map is typically not suggested if hot flashes are your only issue.

Step 3

Make your best effort to complete all sessions in a timely manner (consistency counts!). Typical plans call for a total of 4-8 neurofeedback sessions twice per week. Adjustments will be made along the way, based on your response.

Aims of the Hot Flash Program

Stress Reduction: Hot flashes can be exacerbated by stress. Neurofeedback trains the brain to better manage stress by promoting relaxation and helping to regulate the body’s response to stressors. By learning to control their stress response, individuals may experience fewer or less intense hot flashes.

Autonomic Regulation: Neurofeedback can help in regulating the autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary bodily functions like heart rate, digestion, respiratory rate, and perspiration. Since hot flashes involve sudden changes in these functions, better regulation can lead to a decrease in the frequency and severity of hot flashes.

Hormonal Balance: While neurofeedback does not directly affect hormone levels, the reduction in stress and improvement in autonomic regulation can indirectly influence hormonal balance. This is especially relevant during menopause, where hormonal fluctuations are a primary cause of hot flashes.

Improved Sleep: Hot flashes can disrupt sleep, leading to a cycle of fatigue and increased stress, which in turn can worsen hot flashes. Neurofeedback can improve sleep quality, thus potentially reducing the severity of hot flashes.

Cognitive and Emotional Benefits: Neurofeedback can enhance overall well-being by improving cognitive functions and emotional health. Better mental health can indirectly impact the perception and management of hot flashes.

 

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