Yet, as awful as hot flashes feel, the remedies can sometimes be just as bad. Medications prescribed for severe hot flashes can often cause nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and decreased libido. Hormone replacement therapy may lead to mood swings, headaches, nausea, and breast pain—not to mention increased risks of cancer, blood clots, gallstones, and more.
To avoid these side effects, many women have sought natural relief for hot flashes through herbal supplements or adjustments to diet and lifestyle. While these approaches offer partial relief for some, they can't deliver the instant relief you crave when you feel a hot flash coming on.
That's where the Wave® from Embr Labs can help. The Wave is a personal cooling system that offers safe, natural relief for hot flashes through technology that harnesses your body's ability to draw comfort from localized thermal sensations.
Embr Wave: safe, natural relief for hot flashes
The Wave is a wristband that looks a bit like a smartwatch or a bracelet. But packed within its stylish exterior is powerful thermal technology that works like a miniature cooling or heating system. By gently warming or cooling the temperature-sensitive skin on the inside of your wrist, the Wave activates a neural pathway to your brain that can provide natural relief for hot flashes.
How can cooling on my wrist bring comfort to my whole body?
Studies show that even a small but concentrated thermal sensation on your wrist can change the way you perceive temperature throughout your body, helping you feel more comfortable when you're experiencing hot and cold flashes. It's like when you sprinkle a bit of water on your face to cool down or wrap your hands around a mug of hot coffee to warm up. These feelings of warmth or coolness in one part of your body send a signal of comfort to the area of your brain that deals with emotion, stress, pleasure, and thermoregulation, changing the way you experience temperature throughout your body. The Wave is designed to take advantage of this response mechanism to deliver natural relief for hot flashes.
What happens when you experience a hot flash?
A hot flash is a reaction to a false signal that's sent to your brain suggesting your body is too warm and needs to cool down. Your brain then triggers several cooling mechanisms: The veins just below your skin's surface open up to release heat, causing you to feel excessively warm. You start to sweat, and your heart may begin to race or beat unevenly. A deep red blush may appear across your face, neck, and chest. While these physical symptoms may only last a few minutes, the embarrassment and discomfort they generate can add to your stress level throughout the day.
Hot flashes can be quite mild or very severe. For some women, these episodes last only a few months; others experience hot flashes for years, a decade, or even longer.
Natural remedies for hot flashes and menopause relief are everywhere these days. Some women find relief in supplements, yoga, meditation, or acupuncture. Others turn to lifestyle changes or adjustments to their diets, avoiding things like caffeine, alcohol, sugar, and spicy foods.
While these approaches have their merits, none can immediately help to make your body cooler when you feel a hot flash coming on. That's why the Wave is so effective—it delivers natural relief for hot flashes instantly, safely, and discreetly.
How the Wave works
The Wave relies on a miniature thermoelectric module to generate warm or cool sensations in precisely engineered patterns called Waveforms. These pulses of thermal energy are designed to maximize relief and comfort for hot flashes, insomnia, stress, and other conditions. You control the exact temperature, and the experience is as safe as touching a warm cup of coffee or a cool glass of ice water.
When you feel a hot flash coming on, simply press a button and the Wave will start cooling the inside of your wrist. Thermoreceptors in your skin send a signal to your brain that changes the way you perceive temperature—and helps you restore balance and feel better right away.
To get more options for cooling and warming, you can also use the Embr Wave 2 mobile app, which unlocks all the power and personalization the device has to offer. Explore recommended waveforms designed for hot flashes, night sweats, and other conditions; reprogram the functions of your Wave's buttons to get quick access your favorites; and choose thermal sessions that may last from 5 minutes up to 9 hours.
Additional benefits of thermal relief
By giving you more control over the way you perceive temperature, Embr Wave delivers benefits for many areas of your life.
The Wave's calming sensations can lull you to sleep and help you rest easy for up to 9 hours at a time. A crossover study showed that participants using the Wave for only two weeks were able to reduce their insomnia, sleep disturbances, and nighttime hot flashes.
Whether you're always warm or constantly cold, the Wave's patented temperature sensations on your skin can help you feel better in seconds with the simple press of a button or a tap in the app. The Wave can change your perceived temperature by up to 9°F, so you can control how you feel no matter who's in charge of the thermostat.
The Wave's thermal sensations can help reduce stress and anxiety, just as a hot bath or a cold compress can dissolve the tension of a difficult day. When your stress level begins to rise, the Wave's precisely generated warming and cooling waveforms can trigger your brain's natural comfort response, bringing you back into balance to help you feel calm and collected.
What are hot flashes?
Hot flashes, also known as heat flashes, are brief episodes of intense warmth, heavy sweating, and redness in the face, neck, and chest. These incidents typically last a few minutes, but they can be unsettling, embarrassing, and stressful—especially when they occur in professional situations. Hot flashes are believed to be caused by hormonal changes that cause a person's internal thermostat to unnecessarily try to cool the body down.
What are traditional remedies for hot flashes?
Hormone replacement therapy and prescription medications are among the most common treatments for hot flashes. However, these remedies come with significant side effects like headaches, nausea, breast pain, elevated blood pressure, decreased libido, and risks of serious diseases like breast cancer, heart disease, and stroke.
Where can I find natural relief for hot flashes?
Some women turn to natural relief for hot flashes like herbal remedies or lifestyle changes. While these approaches may offer some help, they can't provide immediate relief when you feel a hot flash coming on. The Wave from Embr Labs is a smart wristband that offers fast and natural relief for hot flashes by generating cool sensations on your inner wrist. These precisely engineered waves of cool relief send a feel-good signal to the brain, adjusting your perception of temperature throughout your body to help you feel better in seconds.