What can help with hot flashes? Traditional treatments like hormone replacement therapy and prescription drugs can help prevent hot flashes or minimize their symptoms, but these approaches have significant side effects that are troubling for many women. Alternative treatments like yoga, acupuncture, meditation, and herbal supplements offer natural relief for some women, perhaps reducing the frequency or severity of episodes. However, none of these options is helpful for controlling hot flashes as they're happening. Meditation, for example, is no use to you when a hot flash strikes during a meeting or presentation, and no herbal supplement can bring immediate relief right when you need it.
For a safe, on-demand solution to hot flashes, Embr Labs has developed the Embr Wave®, a line of personal cooling products that deliver instant relief at the touch of a button—day or night, no matter where you are.
Embr Wave: immediate help with hot flashes
The Wave is a wearable technology that's designed to deliver hot flash help and menopause relief exactly when you need it (and, as a bonus, without anyone knowing you're using it). Resembling a smartwatch that's worn on the inside of your wrist—where your skin is highly sensitive to temperature—Embr Wave uses a compact thermoelectric heat pump to apply a series of cool or warm sensations that tap into your body's natural ability to recalibrate your sense of how hot or cold you feel.
Think of the Wave as your personal heating or cooling system. By simply pressing a button, you can generate a series of gentle thermal sensations on the inside of your wrist that send a feel-good message to your brain. This signal stimulates a natural response that changes your perception of temperature to help you restore balance and feel better fast.
How localized thermal sensations help with hot flashes
To help with hot flashes, Embr Wave taps into a natural, physical phenomenon where a cool sensation on a small bit of skin can change how you feel overall. It's the same thing that happens when you try to cool down by pressing a cold compress to your forehead or by just dipping your toes in a cold pool on a swelteringly hot day. These localized thermal sensations help you feel more comfortable in general by changing the way your body perceives temperature.
Hot flashes and traditional remedies
Hot flashes can be caused by many things, including stress, certain foods, infections, medications, drug addiction, and treatment for cancer. The most common cause of hot flashes, however, is the hormonal changes that happen in a woman's body during menopause and the years leading up to it.
The science of hot flashes isn't exact, but medical professionals believe they happen when the part of the brain responsible for regulating temperature mistakenly receives a signal that the body needs to cool down fast. This signal is likely triggered by the large fluctuations in hormone levels during menopause. As a result, the brain tells the blood vessels beneath the skin to dilate and expel heat quickly, causing you to experience a sudden burst of heat and become flushed. Your body begins perspiring heavily and your heart rate may accelerate. Most individual hot flashes last only 30 seconds to five minutes, but the experience can leave you stressed and fatigued. For many women, there's even greater stress in not knowing when the next hot flash is coming—and how they'll cope if they're in a public or professional situation.
What can help with hot flashes? Doctors suggest avoiding hot flash triggers like warm rooms, caffeine, spicy foods, tight clothing, and stress, but this advice (when it's even possible to follow) isn't much help when you're in the middle of an episode. Products like ice packs, spray mists, and cooling blankets may offer some relief but aren't exactly ideal options when you're at work or on the go. And even if you were able to stay within reach of a freezer all day, you still probably wouldn't want to lead a meeting or interview a candidate with a big, dripping ice pack pressed to the back of your neck.
That's why Embr Wave is such a lifesaver for so many women. It provides instant, cooling help for hot flashes—without anyone needing to know—so you can get on with your day and your life.
How Embr Wave helps with hot flashes
The Wave is a completely silent, wearable device that uses advanced thermal technology to generate Waveforms, precise warm or cool sensations that are carefully engineered to provide maximum relief for hot flashes as well as night sweats, stress, and insomnia. The thermal sensations produced by the Wave are as safe as touching a cool glass of water or a warm cup of coffee, yet they're powerful enough to put you in control of your experience with temperature.
The Wave taps into a neural pathway between the temperature-sensitive skin of your inner wrist and the part of your brain that regulates emotion, stress, pleasure, and temperature. By delivering precise cooling sensations on demand, Embr Wave counteracts the false signal sent to your brain that triggers a hot flash and helps to rebalance your sense of temperature with the touch of a button.
What Embr Wave can do to help with hot flashes
When you feel a hot flash about to happen, simply press a button on the Wave or tap in the app to activate a series of cooling pulses that can quickly help you relax and feel better. You control the intensity and duration of each session, which can last from 5 minutes up to 9 hours, providing welcome relief for hot flashes throughout the day or all night long.
Embr Wave and thermal wellness
Along with help for hot flashes, the Wave gives you the ability to use the therapeutic benefits of temperature in many other areas of your life.
Embr Wave's sleep sessions are specially designed to help lull your body into slumber and stay asleep through the night, using gentle, soothing waves at your preferred temperature. Studies have shown that using the Wave for just two weeks can minimize insomnia, sleep disturbances, and nighttime hot flashes.
If you're someone who is always too warm or too cold, the Wave puts thermal comfort at your fingertips so that you can stay comfortable no matter who's in charge of the thermostat. A clinical study found that participants using Embr Wave for just three minutes felt 5°F warmer or cooler on average, and women using the Wave were able to feel up to 9°F cooler.
Like a warm bath or a cool drink at the end of a long day, the Wave lets you use warming or cooling sensations to help soothe away stress and relieve tension when you start to feel anxious. No time for a soak? Embr Wave's relaxing waveforms are available at the press of a button, so you can find your moment of Zen no matter where you are.
What are hot flashes?
Hot flashes are sudden and unexpected bursts of warmth felt on the skin that are often accompanied by heavy sweating, a faster heart rate, flushing in the face and neck, and feelings of anxiety. Hot flashes are most commonly associated with menopause, though they can also be caused by stress, infection, drug addiction, and treatment for cancer, among other things. Individual hot flash episodes tend to last 30 seconds to 5 minutes or longer, but some women may experience hot flashes for years or decades.
What can help with hot flashes?
Hormone replacement therapy and medications are often prescribed for women experiencing hot flashes during menopause, but these treatments frequently have significant side effects. Women seeking natural treatment without hormones often turn to lifestyle changes, herbal supplements, yoga, meditation, and acupuncture. While these approaches can potentially help minimize the frequency of episodes and the severity of symptoms, they can't offer help with hot flashes right when it's needed most.
What can the Wave do to help with hot flashes?
Embr Wave provides safe, natural, and discreet relief for hot flashes. The stylish wristband houses a thermoelectric heat pump that generates precise patterns of warm or cool pulses. When these sensations are felt on the temperature-sensitive skin of the inner wrist, a feel-good message automatically gets sent to your brain, helping to rebalance your perception of how hot or cold you feel—so you can get back to feeling like yourself, fast.