Dr. Mao discusses an easy-to-follow meditation for hot flashes.
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Yes, I have a meditation, that is called stress release meditation. And it’s a guided meditation, visualization where you go start on the upper part of your body that is in the scalp and the head area. And what you do you slowly work your way down into the arms and into the feet and going through every part of your body and very methodically with every breath inhale and upon exhaling, relaxing that portion of your body. And so as you slowly move away from your body, you will very immediately feel that the surge is coming down. Because what will happen is that the hot flash is a surge going this way. All these energies rushing up into that – I tell you why I sit by the patients sometimes, it’s amazing I watch them, just in a flicker moment turn deep breath and be the sweat pour out of your face. It’s really amazing process. So what we will do is, we try to take that energy to surge, which by the way comes from an adrenaline epinephrine release. Alright, so what we need to do is, we need to calm that down, calm that stress down.

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