There's a big market for hot flash relief products, but few offer satisfying solutions. While hormone replacement therapy and prescription drugs can reduce the severity of hot flashes, these approaches can come with some pretty devastating side effects. Women seeking a natural remedy for hot flashes often turn to herbal supplements, yoga, meditation, or acupuncture. These options can also help reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes, but they can't deliver relief when you need it most—in the very moment you feel an episode coming on.
The Embr Wave® from Embr Labs can help. This personal cooling device offers a safe and natural remedy for hot flashes—anytime, anywhere, without anyone needing to know.
Embr Wave: safe, immediate, discreet help for hot flashes
The Wave is a thermoelectric heat pump packaged in a sleek wristband that resembles a stylish bracelet or smartwatch. By generating a series of warm or cool sensations against the temperature-sensitive skin of your inner wrist, the Wave offers a natural remedy for hot flashes that gives you instant control over your sense of temperature.
The science behind Embr Wave
The Wave's advanced thermal technology generates precise pulses of thermal sensations with the press of a button or a tap in an app. Thermoreceptors in the skin on your wrist register these pleasing sensations and send a feel-good signal to the part of your brain that's associated with pleasure, stress, emotion, and thermoregulation. When receiving the signals, your brain begins to recalibrate the way you experience temperature, tapping into your body's natural ability to draw comfort from thermal sensations.
Think of the soothing feeling you get from wrapping your hands around a warm cup of tea or placing an icy cold compress on your forehead on a blisteringly hot day. These small, localized warming or cooling sensations help your entire body feel better. Embr Wave takes advantage of this innate response mechanism to deliver a natural remedy for hot flashes, letting you control your experience with temperature in a precise and repeatable way for instant and effective hot flash help.
Why hot flashes happen—and what to do about them
Hot flashes may feel like your body is going rogue, and in some ways, that's true. These episodes are believed to be the result of a signal mistakenly sent to the hypothalamus (the part of the brain that controls temperature) suggesting that your body needs to cool down fast. A hot flash is your body's way of doing just that. When the brain receives this errant message, it triggers the blood vessels near your skin to dilate and expel heat. Your face and neck turn red, and your sweat glands are activated, causing heavy perspiration.
Hot flashes—as well as cold flashes—may be caused by many things, but they're usually associated with menopause. While some women experience hot and cold flashes for just a few months, others may have constant hot flashes for years or even decades, as hot flashes after menopause are common, too.
How the Wave helps
Embr Wave offers a natural remedy for hot flashes that lets you take back control over your thermal experience. When you feel a hot flash coming on, you can simply press a button on the device or tap the app to start a cooling session that brings instant relief. The Wave is completely silent and unobtrusive—no one will even know you're using it.
Thermal comfort all day and night
In addition to working as a natural remedy for hot flashes, Embr Wave provides thermal comfort that delivers big benefits in all areas of your life.
Temperature can have a huge impact on the quality of your sleep. Research shows that using the Wave helps to promote better sleep by minimizing nighttime hot flashes, diminishing insomnia, and reducing sleep disturbances. The Wave's Fall Asleep sessions help lull you into slumber faster, and All Night sessions keep you comfortable for up to 9 hours so you can rest easily through the night.
Whether you're someone who is always warm or constantly cold, the Wave offers on-demand thermal comfort with the press of a button or a tap in the app. A UC Berkeley study showed that the Embr Wave's temperature sensations help people feel an average of 5°F warmer or cooler in just three minutes. Women in particular found even greater relief, feeling up to 9°F cooler after using the Wave.
Humans frequently turn to thermal sensations to help relieve stress. A warm bath, a cold compress, or holding a cup of hot tea are just a few of the ways people relieve their stress with temperature. The Wave lets you create these sensations on demand, whenever and wherever you need them, using relaxing pulses of warm or cool refreshment to help ease the tension in stressful moments.
Enjoy more control with the Wave app
Available from the iOS App Store or Google Play, the Embr Wave 2 app lets you take even greater control over your thermal experiences with a range of preset sessions including Hot Flash Relief cooling for instant relief during episodes, Fall Asleep cooling (or warming) to help you drift into slumber faster, and Cold Drink cooling to ease stressful moments. Customize your thermal sensations, choosing session lengths that last from 5 minutes to 9 hours; reprogram the Wave's buttons to create shortcuts to your favorite warming or cooling sessions; and track the way you use the device to learn more about your patterns and experiences with thermal comfort.
Why do hot flashes happen?
Hot flashes are bursts of heat that come on suddenly and last for 30 seconds to 5 minutes. They often cause heavy sweating, a rapid heart rate, and redness across the face, neck, and chest. Hot flashes are believed to be connected to fluctuations in hormone levels that send a false signal to the brain to cool down the body as quickly as possible. In response, the blood vessels near the surface of the skin open wide to release heat and the sweat glands are activated. Hot flashes are most often associated with menopause, though they may also be caused by a wide range of conditions and diseases.
Is there a natural remedy for hot flashes?
While severe hot flashes may be treated with hormone replacement therapy and prescription medicines, many women prefer a natural remedy for hot flashes. Yoga, meditation, herbal supplements, and diet or lifestyle changes may help reduce frequency or severity, but they can't offer immediate relief when hot flashes occur. Products like ice packs and cooling gels are meant to offer instant comfort, but they can be messy, cumbersome, and inappropriate for use in professional situations.
How does Embr Wave bring relief for hot flashes?
Embr Wave is a wearable device that creates localized thermal sensations to bring relief to the entire body. Worn on your inner wrist, where the skin is highly sensitive to temperature, the Wave imparts precise pulses of cool sensations during a hot flash. These sensations send a signal to your brain, activating a natural response system in the body that can bring immediate comfort by changing your perception of temperature.