Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayenne
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Ginger, Stevia
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Supplements
- B Vitamins
- Bach Flower Remedies
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Coconut Oil
- Cold Green Tea with Mint
- Dietary Changes, Cool Showers, Acupuncture
- Donate Blood
- Eliminate Caffeine, Drink Apple Cider Vinegar
- Eliminate Sugar
- Maca Root
- No Coffee, No Soda, Only Cold Baths
- Oil Pulling
- Omega 3
- Pine Bark
- Remedies Needed
- Ted's Remedies
- Vitamin E
- Wild Yam
Last Modified on Apr 02, 2014
What Are Hot Flashes?
Much like the term suggests, hot flashes can be described as a sudden felling of warmth. Generally hot flashes occur most intensely concentrated on the face, neck and chest. An individual experiencing a hot flash is likely to experience reddening of the face as well as intense sweating. Hot flashes are typically considered a symptom of menopause; however, menopause is not the only cause of hot flashes.
The frequency and intensity of hot flashes varies by individual and even by day or week, yet most women who experience hot flashes have them reoccurring for at least a year. Additional symptoms of hot flashes include a spreading warmth or heat over the upper body and face, a flushed or blushing appearance, red or blotchy skin, rapid heartbeat and perspiration over the entire body. Hot flashes often leave the affected individual feeling chilled as the hot flash wanes.
While the specific cause of hot flashes is not known, the common signs and symptoms of the condition seem to be related to the effective functioning of the body’s “temperature gauge” or the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is responsible for regulating the body’s temperature as well as monitoring several other basic metabolic processes. The reduction in estrogen many women experience as a result of menopause may cause a disruption in hypothalamic function, triggering the onset of hot flashes.
Natural Hot Flashes Treatment
While some women may never experience hot flashes, others suffer dozens of hot flashes each day. As such, an effective hot flashes treatment is important to insure overall comfort and health during an important life transition. Apple cider vinegar diluted in water or taken as capsules is one of the most effective natural remedies as it balances pH and regulates the body’s processes. Additional options include diindolylmethane or DIM, boron, sea salt bath soaks, B vitamins and blackstrap molasses. Read below for more successful hot flash remedies reported by Earth Clinic readers.
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Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy for Hot Flashes
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 Teaspoons
- Water - 16 Oz
To steady your metabolism and reduce or eliminate hot flashes, mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in 16 ounces of water that youll sip throughout the day. You will be keeping your pH in a constant, alkalized state by sipping this highly diluted dosage. Usually 1 or 2 tall glasses of this tonic are all youll need each day.
[YEA] 01/22/2014: Terri from Texas: "OMG!!!!!!!!! After suffering from horrible night sweat and hot flashes for over seventeen years and trying hormones which cause my hair to fall out even more, out of desperation I visited the local health food store in an attempt to try something else. As I was talking to the attendant she mentioned one of her older clients who takes Apple Cider Vinegar at night with honey. I thought what the heck my only other options was jumping off a bridge to escape the insomnia from the night sweats and hot flashes continuously whole sleeping. First night I drunk four ounces because I knew with the hot flashes I had two tablespoons would not be enough. To my amazement I only had one hot flash. Next night I repeated and again only one hot flash. The next night I figured it was in my system so I went down to two ounces and to my amazement no hot flashes. This has been a miracle and a God send for me because I was feeling really hopeless. I have not had a hot flash in about five nights and my husband has been so excited because he has watched me suffer for so long. this is the first review I have ever written and I pray to God that my testimony help someone else who was at the end of there rope like me. I am just in awe after so many years of praying, it was something this simple that healed me. God bless!"Replies
[WORKED TEMPORARILY] 01/22/2014: Jillery from North America replies: "I was thrilled when the ACV helped my hot flashes. but it really only helped me for a week or so. I continue talking ACV for other health benefits-- maybe in the future it will work again for me. (i take 2T with a bit of water before bedtime)"
[YEA] 04/02/2014: Laura from Connecticut, US replies: "Hi Everyone,
I stumbled across this website while searching a natural cure for hot flashes. I am 64 and have been on HRT (Activella) for 15 years. I wanted to try to get off so last September I started "weaning" myself down a little at a time. I got down to every other day and began having hot flashes all day and night. I then stumbled across this web site. I can't stand the taste of vinegar so I bought some ACV pills. The pills are 250 mg and equivalent to 1 1/2 tsp. of vinegar. I took 2 pills the first night and they didn't help much. I came back to check what amount others were taking and noticed a lot of women taking 2 Tablespoons of vinegar day and night so I started taking 4 pills in the morning and 4 again at night. This is the equivalent to 2 T. liquid vinegar. I have been taking the ACV pills for a couple of weeks and have no hot flashes and can sleep at night. Ironically the day after I take my HRT pill ( I am down to one every third day) I do get some mild hot flashes. the other two days that I do not take the HRT pill I am HF free!! I am tempted to just stop the HRT pills altogether and take the ACV pills only but don't want to throw my body back into severe hot flashes again. Is anyone else out there trying to wean off of HRT and taking the ACV pills at the same time and how are you doing?
[YEA] 01/08/2014: Jillery from North America: "For hot flashes, the ACV works best for me if I take 2 t. in a half glass of water. It's strong but I don't mind the taste. I then drink water after that. It is so nice not to wake up 'over hot' all the time!"Replies
01/09/2014: Amy from Inland Empire Ca.u.s.a. replies: "Just wanted to state that the 1800's vitamins Lydia Pinkham tablets have helped thousands of women with hot flashes for generations. Lydia Pinkham tablets also helped me get rid of my nervousness after using them as directed for 2 weeks! If you start don't stop using them for best results. A family friend told me about these vitamins and the story that women during menopause in some cases were placed in mental hospitals in the old days when they could not cope. These tablets helped so many women! Some historians think Lydia Pinkham bought the recipe from Native Americans."
[YEA] 12/31/2013: Jillery from North America: "2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar diminished my night time hot flashes soooooo much last night. I had the ACV in water and drank down a cup and didn't have ongoing hot flashes. It was great!!! I have been drinking ACV on and off for a number of weeks but I never corrolated it with less hot flashes. Enjoy!!!"
[YEA] 08/04/2013: Badtazgal from Camarillo, Ca: "I have been suffering from hot flashes and night sweats for almost a year. The hot flashes were so severe that I found myself avoiding situations because I might flash and sweat profusely. Also being extremely self conscious of what my body was doing felt like I was becoming introverted. The doc prescribed effexor but I was determined to find a natural alternative.
I read on your site about using the Apple Cider Vinegar. I have used it for 5 days, just generic and OMgosh..... I have gone from flashing for up to 2 minutes at a time every hour with extreme sweating and facial flushing, not being able to sleep through the night and sweating non stop to about 4 flashes a day, minimal facial flushing and sweating and night sweats? Haven't had them for 3 nights and I've slept like a baby.
Thank you so much for posting the info on ACV. I am finally starting to feel confident and comfortable again."Replies
08/06/2013: Tina from Riverside Ca. U.s. replies: "If the apple cider vinegar doesn't work for hot flashes try Lydia Pinkham herbal tablets they really work! And have worked for generations! And for me they stopped nervousness! But it takes about two weeks for the tablets to be effective. Don't stop taking them. Most pharmacies carry them or can order them for you or you can order them from the internet."
EC: More information about the 19th century Lydia Pinkham formula here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia_Pinkham#Lydia_E._Pinkham.27s_Vegetable_Compound
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 05/05/2013: Maggie from Orlando, Florida: "I recently turned 45 and started having hot flashes every hour about two months ago. They were making me miserable during the day and keeping me up at night. I tried taking Estroven and it made me sooooo sick! I figured I'd look into black cohosh, etc. , but I was hoping to go with something a little simpler and with less side effects, at least for now. I considered trying ACV for other things, but I can't tolerate the taste. I ordered ACV 450 mg capsules (well-known brand, few additives). I have been taking two capsules twice a day (with food) and after about four days, I am now having 3-4 mild flashes throughout the day! I'll continue taking them and hope to also reap some of the other beniefits that ACV is known for."
[YEA] 11/05/2012: Hot Woman from Nairobi, Kenya: "Thanks for this fantastic site. I am 53 years old and not had flashes before till last week. Went out and bought ACV (not even organic as this is hard to get in my country) and took 2 tablespoons morning and evening in water. Flashes down to one or two mild ones per day. Unbelievable as did not see how I could bear that horrible feeling of burning And sweating throughout my body. Telling anyone who cares to listen about ACV for hot flashes."Replies
03/29/2013: Welshgirl from Dewinton, Alberta, Canada replies: "Thank you for your great advice on ACV. I have been suffering with hot flushes for a few months now and have not had any relif with the herbs I've tried. I shall go to my local healthshop and buy some today. I shall let you know how I get in in a week or so. warm wishes."
09/20/2013: Skyblueyez2 from Greenville, Sc replies: "I know that it has to be GOD who led me to this site two nights ago!! I am 52 years old, and I got Hot Flashes & Night Sweats for my 50th Birthday!! Yippee! NOT!! I just got the ACV with 'the Mother' in it today, along with some wild honey and am going to mix it into my green tea this very minute! I am one of the 'lucky' ones who has been Literally FLASHING for two years straight! I have gotten so little sleep that both my husband and my dog don't want anything to do with me! I don't blame them... NEITHER DO I! It just so happens that I LIVE with me... And these never ending cycles of sticky, greasy, HOT days and even worse nights! I have truly tried everything. My latest attempt with the herbs did nothing... Then I found this site! Thank YOU - ALL OF YOU... For having the desire to share this knowledge with other women who are TRULY SUFFERING 24/7!! I feel like one woman who said that it's like "having the flu 24/7"!! She's right! I am so grateful for this information! I will definitely try this over the weekend - it is Friday evening and my hubby's headed to the lake & taking the dog with him! First time I will have had the place to myself in years! I am looking forward to a PERFECT night's sleep! Please know that I will lift you ALL up in my prayers for this to continue for you, as I will ask that you do the same for me! God Bless!!"
09/21/2013: Mary from Kannapolis, Nc replies: "I am 66 and had a total hysterectomy at age 34 and still have hot flashes. I will try ACV, ASAP! Hoping it helps so as to not have to take a medication. Was on estrogen patches for many years and they worked, but stopped lon time ago when my sister died of 2 rounds of breast cancer and I became "at risk"."
[YEA] 10/28/2012: Renee from Westminster, Co: "I was having 10-20 hot flashes daily. Read about ACV helping. I cannot stand the taste or smell so I went to health food store and purchased the pills. It has been 3 weeks since I take 1 pill per day and I am down to maybe one flash per day that is very mild. Thank you so much for your website and advise. It has changed my life for the better....."
[YEA] 10/23/2012: Too Young For Menopause from Cape Cod, Massachusetts - Usa: "Menopause came on like a hurricane 5 months ago and the hot flashes were soaking me 8-10 times a day. I tried taking 2 tbs. of ACV in the morning and 2 tbs. At night in a glass of water - after gagging it down, decided I would rather deal with the hot flashes. Skip ahead a couple of weeks of waking up 4-5 times soaked every night and realized I could not deal with them!
I resolved to try the AVC again. This time I used 1 tbs. In a small glass of orange juice in a.m. and p.m. After only 2 days I started seeing a difference. At night, I've been getting a bit overheated but just kicking the covers off for a few minutes will cool me down. I haven't had a single soaking hot flash for the past few days. It has now been 1 week and I am totally hot flash free! I will continue to take this magic drink until I'm post menopausal. Thanks for all of your information - it has truly changed my life!"
[NAY] 10/21/2012: Actsup2 from Goodyear, Az: "I just want to CRY - I am having hot flashes that last 2 to 10 mins every half an hour. I no longer know what sleep is. When I found this site I was so excited. I called my wonderful hubby and told him and he brought home 2 bottles of ACV - both organic, believing it would be better for me. Well, the first time I tried this I had an instant hot flash and then got the chills. I was able to sleep about 2 hours straight. So I thought - it will take time. I will stick to it. Now it's 2 weeks later and and it's as if I'm taking nothing.
I'm so desperate - I don't know what to do. ACV it's helping (with or with out the baking soda) that estroven isn't helping, evening primrose, wild yam, black cohosh, nothing so far. where do I turn. I'm now begging for help."Replies
10/21/2012: T from Canon, Colorado replies: "I have found all of your insights to be wonderful. I started taking 2 Tbs of ACV with 1 Tbs of honey today and have not seen a difference yet. I had been taking HRT till my insurance company decided that I did not need it anymore and would not fill my presc. I am desperate and have tried all other things. I am grateful for this site and wish all luck on this horrible journey of menopause."
10/22/2012: Hashiaussie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Try sage tea. I grow it and just pluck a few leaves every day and put them in hot water usually with green tea. It takes a few weeks but you will feel it kick in and the HFs will reduce. You could also try MACA - about a heaped teaspoon a day of good quality product. There is info for both of these supporting use for HFs. In general, Vitamin D daily makes a difference and all the oils - EPO, fish oil etc. You need phytoestrogens from food or if they are still bad, get some hormonal treatment. The HFs could also be due to a thyoid condition so get that checked. Taking plenty of magnesium will help your sleep. All these things have worked for me. The HFs do pass. I have tried the ACV off and on but I have not seen any impact on the flushes. Good luck with it."
10/22/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Actsup2: it seems as if your Liver/Gallbladder function is amiss. Try taking some Milk Thistle or "Milk Thistle Complex" or "Liver Complex". NOW Foods has a very comprehensive Liver Formula that has got lots of good reviews. The Amino Acid Methionine (which might be found in the Liver Formula) is recommended for women's hormonal issues as it supports Liver detox and Lipid Metabolism. An even more effective form of Methionine is SAM-e (but cost is much higher). Drinking Lemon Water is also effective in promoting "Bile Flow" or improved digestion (which seems to be your problem)."
10/22/2012: Carly from Seattle, Wa - USA replies: "Hi Actsup2 - Have you tried DIM?
Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a stable indole found in cruciferous vegetables which promotes a beneficial estrogen metabolism in both women and men.
Here is a link re DIM and Menopause.... I have been taking DIM for a couple of years now. I buy it at vitacost.com as they have the best prices I have found.
Here is a link, and good luck to you.
10/22/2012: Wayknow from Motown, Ca/ Usa replies: "Boron balances hormones in both males and females, as though it can 'sense' the direction needed. --T."
10/22/2012: Lisa from Jacksonville, Fl replies: "Hi! I had terrible problems with hot flashes, insomnia, vaginal dryness, yeast infections and on and on. I finally had my hormones tested (spit test) and use biodenticals. It is worth the money. Find a naturopath or a gyn that will test it. In the meantime, if it were me, I would buy progesterone, which is over the counter or online and start using that. Most of the time we have too much estrogen. Progesterone provides quick relief. It did for me."
10/22/2012: Tina from Houston, Usa replies: "I resolved hot flashes very quickly using good quality essential oils on the body.
1. Soak in sea salt baths once daily. Upto 20 mins of soak with atleast 1 lb sea salt in the water.
2. Take a shower with soap and water after this.
3. Dry off, and liberally apply lavender essential oil, or a combination of lavender, tea tree and rose oils (1:1:1) on your front and back solar plexus, heart, navel chakras. (Google to find a pic of these chakras so you understand locations).
4. Re-apply oils upto 4 times daily, and especially before bedtime and upon waking up.
This combination of oils (after salt baths) adds green and pink prana to the aura, and this in turn keeps the chakras in a normal size. This prevents the body from getting hot flashes.
Nothing has helped resolved my hormonal issues aka hot flashes like this protocol.
And please, find therapeutic grade essential oils, because this stuff gets ingested into the body, so quality is crucial.
Good luck, I KNOW you will be free of hot flashes after this. Tina"
10/22/2012: Waycool from Modesto, Ca/ Usa replies: "I love this! I don't have to go on hormones! Here is a quote on Boron/Borax -which might help you with hot flashes:
"Research has now shown that boron supplementation in postmenopausal women doubles the blood level of the most active form of oestrogen, 17-beta oestradiol, to the level found in women on oestrogen replacement therapy. Equally, the blood levels of testosterone more than doubled (7). With HRT there is a higher risk of breast or endometrial cancer which is not known to happen with hormones produced by the body as with borax supplementation." - health-science-spirit.com"
10/23/2012: Kathy from Ontario, Ca replies: "I've had good success with flaxseed. I just grind it up in a coffee grinder and I add about a Tablespoon a day to my food and the flashes have subsided."
10/24/2012: Waya from Motown, Ca/ Usa replies: "I just read that maca and boron are suggested to be used together for balancing hormones, even after menopause. Maca makes sure the estrogen is properly opposed by both progesterone and testosterone. Surprisingly, testosterone is in both males and females! What is even more surprising, is that these elements seem to know what to do, whether in a male or female body, and no matter how cattywhompus the hormone situation. Of course, if under doctors' care for hormone therapy, I would consult with them beforehand. --T."
10/28/2012: She from Richmond, Virginia, United States replies: "I totally understand!! I went off my hormone patch and progesterone as I just dont want to take synthetic hormones anymore! I drink apple cider vinegar with baking soda 3 xs a day and just started applying Clary Sage oil morning and night and that seems to help. This site is wonderful for all types of remedies. Good luck!!"
10/28/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "She, how do you apply the Clary Sage oil?"
10/29/2012: She from Richmond, Virginia, United States replies: "I apply it directly from the bottle usually around my lower abdomen where I use to put my hormone patch. Doesn't get rid of flashes but definitely helps!"
03/09/2013: Kimh from Eastlake, Ohio, Usa replies: "For quite a while I used Organic Alcohol Extract of Fenugreek Seed and also Extract of Wild Yam, twice a day and it really helped a lot. My sister passed from breast cancer so my doctor wouldnt give me any HRT but this helped a lot. Another doctor did give me Bioidentical hormones and that has helped the most but if I didnt have that, I'd be taking the fenugreek & wild yam extracts in water 2 x a day. I haven't tried the ACV but I plan to. I'd much rather take it than any hormones, bio-identical or not."
04/25/2013: Cooldaysahead from Pdx, Or replies: "You may consider trying a supplement derived from Siberian rhubarb plant, many women swear by it. It work almost instantly it is pricey, but worth it. My MD/ND gave it to me while I wait for the compunding e pharmacy to make my natural plant based bio-identical hormones."
12/19/2013: Jillery from North America replies: "I tried bioidentical hormones (patch, proges pills and testos cream) and I had vaginal infection after vag infection. We did adjustments with the stuff and I just kept getting infections. I am glad I tried them but errrrr nope not for me."
[YEA] 08/26/2012: Stormy from Pueblo, Colorado: "i really love this site, I was at my wits end with hot flashes, when I came across this site. I had tried everything from prescriptions to just dealing with them. I cannot take the over the counter stuff out for hot flashes because of the soy in them. I am estrogen receptive for breast cancer, so all I could really do was deal with them. When I read about apple cider vinegar helping with them I tried it and to my suprise it worked!!!! Right away. I have been on it for about 2 weeks, and they are almost down to none. The ones I do have are really light, I can handle them. And sleep at night!!!!! Yea! Thanks for this site!!! I would never had thought to try apple cider vinegar. Thank you"Replies
09/08/2012: Mjlb from Boston, Ma - Massachusetts replies: "I wonder if apple cider or hard apple cider would work as well as apple cider vinegar?"
[YEA] 09/15/2012: Djuana from Sherrills Ford, North Carolina replies: "It would be great if it did work as well as ACV. If you to try it before I do please do share.
Four days ago I was feeling quite deperate, even though I had searched the internet for help with hot flases before I was suffering. I did not find ACV before. My hotflashes were coming about every two hours and lasting about 30 minutes. They were severe. After reading several testimonials, I got up went to the kitchen and looked to see if I even had any. Well as the powers that be are always lookin out for me there just happened to be a 1/2 gallon in the refridgerator.
I thanked God for the internet and ACV and took my first dose. They eased off immediately, only to disappear altogether by the next afternoon. Thanks everyone for sharing and good luck to you all. Keep spreading the word. Oh one more thing.... My legs feel better also and I havent had any feeling in three of my toes on my right foot for 3 to 4 years...... I can feel my toes the numbness is almost completely gone. Can I say the ACV made that happen???? I think so......"
09/21/2012: Vj212442 from Baltimore, Md replies: "Thank you ladies for your stories. I have been suffering for over 5 years and I was told that I had to ween myself off of my HRT. I have been on nervous about taking the HRT's because of the possible risks associated with Breast Cancer. So now that I have been off them for two months, I am having the flashes worse than ever. I don't sleep at night at all to the point of having the dr prescribe me a sleep aid. I am going to try the Viniger and Baking Soda mixture tonight. I will try it for a week and then report back to let you know who it goes.... Thanks for your help!"
10/03/2012: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx, Usa replies: "Made with fresh-pressed apples with only a coarse cheesecloth to keep out large chunks, not store bought, should help. Especially the closer it gets to vinegar-fly. Maine girl here, have pressed plenty of gallons of pure apple juice :) ."
06/14/2013: Paleojen from Huntsville, Al replies: "Apple Cider Vinegar has been known to cure a boat load of things expecially joint pain issues. I am in the middle of the night with hot flashes... Short, light but they wake me every 2 hours... The accumulated fatigue is horrible. I already have ACV organic and will give it a try... Keeping my fingers crossed."
06/15/2013: Liz from Boston, Massachusetts replies: "Have you tried Black Cohosh for your hot flashes? When I went through early menopause (I was only 42), my female M.D. Recommended it and I'll be darned - it worked!"
[YEA] 07/26/2012: Marsinaries from San Rafael, Ca, Usa: "This site is absolutely the best! I'm in menopause and for the most part have had hot flashes under control through use of Chinese herbs and something called Phyto-B. But over the past few days they started to come back with a vengence. I checked here and discovered the ACV cure and tried it (two doses yesterday and one this morning). The flashes that were starting to keep me up all night completely disappeared and I slept really well last night. Will see if it continues, but so far so good!
Also, I do have serious issues with dental enamel, so am adding 1/4 tsp baking soda and then immediately rinsing my mouth with an extra swish of baking soda in water.
Thanks to everyone here who contributes to making this such a great site!"Replies
07/31/2012: Kellybee from Bluemont, Va. U.s.a. replies: "Love, Love, Love all that ACV helps with... Its cheap, simple, and yummy (I think! )... Wipes out headaches, heals stomache ulcers, tames hot flashes.... And the list goes on and on..... AMAZING! You know you can just see God up "there" shaking His head, saying, "People, people... Just drink the apple cider vineger!!!! " ;)"
[YEA] 07/31/2012: Denise from Tomkins Cove, Ny, Usa replies: "This is amazing! So simple and so effective. I'll be 50 soon and started having hot flashes about a year ago. Over the past month, they came much more often. Not terribly severe, but annoying and uncomfortable, especially when they happened throughout the night. As soon as I read this, I took 1 tablespoon of store-bought apple cider vinegar. It burned a bit going down for a few seconds, but was fine after that. Sometimes I take another tablespoon later in the evening. I always eat some food first. The miraculous results: no more hot flashes!!! Been taking it for over a week now... No hot flashes. It also fixed some mild heartburn I had started to experience. Yay!!!!! Try it... And spread the word!"
08/08/2012: Diane from Rochester, Ny replies: "Started using Apple cider vinegar supplement capsules as I hate the taste of Apple Cider Vinegar. Have been taking 3 in the morning and 3 at night. Hot flashes are practically gone."
07/18/2012: Mer from Harrisville, Mi: "When I found this site yesterday I was amazed at all the testamonials, so I tried the ACV and my hot flashes are almost completely gone! Thank you all for taking the time to share this information!! Like some of you, I am concerned about the amount of acid I'm ingesting. I think I'll try some baking soda in a couple of days. I take 2 Tbsp in a glass of flavored water which isn't too bad, but I also worry about that much aspartame, so I may go back to honey or stevia."Replies
07/18/2012: Noellesmom from Newburyport, Ma replies: "I have been using ACV for all kinds of remedies. I am 50 and had my last child at 45 yrs of age which caused a serge of hormones to go crazy! I had acne bumps on my face, my hair was falling out, I was constantly hungry. I found out about ACV at that time and it worked great! I don't like the taste, so I only use it for curbing my hunger when I really need to lose a few lbs. I have used it on my face to clear it up. Not pleasant at all! If you can stand some red on your face for awhile, it will clear it up. I also use it all the time for any kind of itch. I am starting the drinking again, I just pour a little in a tall glass. I don't use the baking soda, cannot understand why anyone would do that??? The vinegar is actually less acid than our stomach lining. I was told this by a holistic practitioner in our town. I am getting HF all day long and am hoping ACV will help."
07/19/2012: Bar7863 from Las Vegas, Nevada replies: "Well, on 49 birthday it hit, no warnings, period just stopped cold. So, on comes this sweating thing! I thought oh it's my blood sugar at first, maybe ate too much sugar, but nope.
I'm trying the apple cider vinegar also, just in water, no baking soda. I'm not sure it's working for me? But I have been searching on the web for help.
I also read that black cohosh, and ginseng are good for hot flashes(low estrogen). Wild Yam is good for moodiness, and depression and insomnia (low progesterone).
I also read about phytoestrogen, plant based estrogen, and apples was mentioned as a high phytoestrogen food? So, maybe that's why it's working for hot flashes?
Plus, AVC is good for candida, which many of us have and don't know it. Which I found to also cause sweating, but usually after eating something sugary. Good luck everyone, it's really tough going through this. There is some good articles on naturalnews. com also."
07/08/2012: Beautifulone from Mesa, Arizona: "Thank you Ladies for sharing your stories and this remedy. Last night I was out dancing with my girlfriends and this handsome Gentleman asked me to slow dance and to my horror I had the most severe hot flash in the middle of the dance. I told him I was not well and fled off the floor and headed to the patio to stand under the misters! My friends told me later that I looked as if I had been swimming when I ran off the dance floor, my face and body were shiny and my hair wet. I knew at that moment I had to find a remedy for these flashes. I ran out this evening after reading your testimonies to buy the ACV. I had to purchase the store brand and it is filtered because the health food store was closed. I love vinegar so I had no problem drinking 2 tbsp of ACV with 1/4 tsp of baking soda in a glass with 6 oz of room temp bottled water. I will let you know how it effects my HF. I am presently having them all day long, I even take fans and a wash cloth for my face to meetings, I have faith that this will work, so look forward to my next post ok? Thank you Ladies again for being so open and honest."
[YEA] 07/08/2012: Beautifulone from Mesa, Arizona: "Good evening Ladies! I am very happy to report that I haven't had a HF in 24 hours, it truly works and I am a very happy Women. I actually slept through the night. My HF were so bad that I would have water running down my legs! MY HF were constant daily and I thank God that I have found a cure. It works, it works, it works!!"Replies
09/08/2012: Manasi from Auckland replies: "Thank you so much for posting your experience and I am trying it from today with ACV. I get hot flashes before my period and sometimes also other days. It is quite intense and leaves me very drained, so I am really looking forward to healing this imbalance.
This is a great website, thank you so much! Manasi"
[YEA] 02/18/2012: Gayle from Melbourne, Australia: "Hi would just like to start by telling you I do appreciate reading this site - it is of great help especially with the ACV - I started four days ago and take 2 tbspn in glass of water when I get up and 2 tblspn before I go to bed. It has helped me 90 - 95% - I was waking up so hot and bothered, but now I don't. The only thing now is my body has been used to waking up I expect it will take a little while to get used to sleeping through the night, but will keep you posted in about a month's time."Replies
02/19/2012: Kim from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Does anyone know if it's ok to take 2 tablespoons of ACV morning and night and should it be taken with baking soda? Also, does it need to be on an empty stomach?"
02/19/2012: Kristi from Ojai, Ca, USA replies: "I don't know if it is right or wrong but I am taking 2 tbls in the morning and then again after my evening meal. I find it hard to take on an empty stomach because it is so acidic. All I can say is that I have experienced a 75% decrease in the number and 90% decrease in the intensity of my hot flashes in the past 3 days that I have taken the AVC. I do take it w/ 1/4 teasp. of baking soda just to cut the acid a bit more. I don't know if it would have a greater effect if I took it differently, or if the baking soda reduces the effect -- that was the question I posted, but I am pretty darn happy!"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 02/25/2012: Maria from Yigo, Guam replies: "HELP! I've read so much about ACV and Baking Soda helping so many women for hot flashes but have not seen anyone post about this problem I'm having.
Tried the ACV and BS remedy yesterday evening. Two hours later I had severe itching on my torso area, under my breasts and under my arm pits. Didn't think at the time that maybe the ACV and BS might have something to do with it.
Before bedtime, I took another dose (2TBLSP ACV w/ 1/4 TSP BS in a glass of water). Woke up two hours later from the heat in my body AND severe itching on my hands and feet! It was driving me crazy! It's been an hour now since the itching woke me up and it's subsided a little. Has anyone had this experience?
I used to take ACV (organic, with the "mother") with honey all the time, twice a day, before my pre-menopausal symptoms and never had a problem w/ it.
Hoping to get some responses out there!"
[YEA] 03/02/2012: Ann from Gainesville, Fl replies: "I was taking the store brand of apple cider vinegar for hot flashes. It was working very well. Then, I switched to the organic brand with "mother" in it because of testimonies I had read on the importance of using the raw organic ACV. Immediately, my stomach gurgled, churned, and I had terrible diarrhea. I stuck with it for a few days figuring it was just detox. Finally, not being able to stand it anymore, I switched back to the store brand that is filtered, and I am well again. Either way, my hot flashes go away. I take 1 tablespoon of ACV with 1/4 tsp. Baking soda mixed into about 1/2 cup water. It works perfectly!"
03/10/2012: Nevrsetl4less from Seymour, Tx, Usa replies: "I cannot even begin to tell you how happy I am to learn that I am not the only woman with severe, constant hot flashes. Dr's only want you to take a pill or patch and I've tried them all with NO relief. Since there is a family history of cancer I just figured I was doomed to having them forever. It's been 19 years of constant hot flashes day and night, major weight gain, and too many other symptoms to list. My husband even gave up and sleeps in another room because of his lack of sleep. I immediately ordered the ACV with Mother and started it this am. Just knowing I am not alone, and hearing all my symptoms from others makes me at least feel better to know I am not crazy. I'll check back often and keep y'all posted."
[YEA] 03/22/2012: Nevrsetl4less from Seymour, Tx Usa replies: "Just thought I'd let you know it's only been 12 days and the relief started @ day 1 and now I'm only having an occasional hotflash. Cannot tell you how happy I am to have learned about this site and ACV. Thank you so much.. Life is good again."
[YEA] 06/01/2012: Kim from Louisville, Ky replies: "YEA!!!!!!!! I was soooo happy to find this site! I have suffered from hot flashes for over 3 years now and had gotten to the point that I was having one several times an hour. I began taking 2 tsps organic raw ACV mixed with water and organic stevia extract in the morning and evening about a week ago. I can't stand the smell or taste of vinegar, but was at wit's end, so I tried it. With the stevia, it is tolerable. I am now down to approximately 1 hot flash a day!!!!!!!! Wow Wow Wow Wow. Thank you ladies for the info, I am forever grateful."
06/22/2012: Clare from Portsmouth, Nh, Usa replies: "Wow, ladies, THANK YOU for sharing your personal stories and remedies. The information here was so incredibly useful. I plan to start tomorrow and will let you know how it goes!!!"
07/25/2012: Sonia from Raleigh, Nc 27606 replies: "I just found this site today and am very encourage by what I have read thus far. I have been having hot flushes for several years and they range from mild to severe. I have like many people tried all kinds of remedies including HRT, which I never felt was a good idea to use long term because of the side effects. I am excited to try the ACV, but keeping hearing about the Mother. What does this refer to?
Thanks for the site. I will let you know how I feel in a couple of days."
07/26/2012: Penny from Ocala, Florida replies: "From the mother, means non-pasteurized, fermented twice, thus producing enzymes and life giving nutrients. It's natural apple cider vinegar. It will have sediment floating on the bottom, so you will need to shake it up before using."
09/29/2012: Petie910 from Jacksonville, North Carolina replies: "I had terrible night sweats for about 3 months and was very irritable during the day due to little sleep. I tried this remedy first with regular apple cider vinegar without results. It took about 5 days on the Mother kind and WOW I sleep like a baby. I also take estroven nighttime and I believe this combo is a winner. Try both you have nothing to lose."
01/29/2014: Diana from Ny replies: "I read the reviews for the apple cider vinegar hot flash cure. A couple of questions...
Does it have to be apple cider vinegar or can it be any vinegar?
Is it okay to "take it straight" or does it need to mixed with water?"
01/31/2014: Janet from Usa replies: "In my experience with apple cider vinegar, it must be raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar containing the "mother"."