Menopause News Flash: Chinese Herbs May Reduce Hot Flashes

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Menopause News Flash


Women taking a Chinese herbal formula called Er-xian decoction (EXD) experienced 62 percent fewer menopausal hot flashes than they had before treatment, according to a new study from Hong Kong. Still, it’s worth mentioning that women taking a placebo experienced a 52-percent drop.

Think before you pop: Taking an Aspirin daily to prevent heart attack and stroke actually provides little benefit—but carries some risk, according to new research from the University of Alberta.

For women who suffer from hot flashes and night sweats, high levels of routine daily physical activity—from running errands to performing chores—may be the key to a better night’s sleep, according to new research published in Menopause.

Remember: All hormones are not created equal! Here is some new research on Prempro, which is a non-bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (estrogen plus progestin).



Tune in: On April 9 at 10am EST Ellen will be on “January Jones Sharing Success Stories” at And on April 29, you can join Ellen and Dr. Miriam Greene on Doctor Radio, SiriusXM 81 at noon EST.

Every day we are alive, we age. Don’t miss my recent GenerationFabulous post, “Menopause Mondays: What Aging Gracefully Means to Me.” Bonus: you can read what tons of other GenFab gals think about aging!


April’s giveaway includes a bottle of Femestra (valued at $39.99) and a bottle of Positively Pink™ Multi-Vitamin (valued at $19.99) from Delta Labs! Enter now and good luck, sisters!

Is it hot in here or is it just you? Get discounts on great menopause products, courtesy of Available now: cooling clothes, a sleek and discrete chargeable fan, and more. Enter promo code “ellend” to save serious cash!

In case you missed a moment of the Menopause MondaysTM Google Hangout, re-live the fun here.


After struggling with her own severe menopause symptoms and doing years of research, Ellen resolved to share what she learned from experts and her own trial and error. Her goal was to replace the confusion, embarrassment, and symptoms millions of women go through–before, during, and after menopause–with the medically sound solutions she discovered. Her passion to become a “sister” and confidant to all women fueled Ellen’s first book, Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness. As a result of the overwhelming response from her burgeoning audiences and followers’ requests for empowering information they could trust, Ellen’s weekly blog, Menopause MondaysTM, was born.

  • Thanks, Ellen. I always love learning and reaching beyond my comfort zone. You have begun me on my journey toward wellness in menopause, MS, and taking care of my heart. You rock, my sweet friend. Cathy PS I am so impressed with all the places you are appearing. You are a menopause rock star!

    • Cathy – You are a warrior and a role model for other women to get out of their comfort zone, seek guidance from friends and the sisterhood, educate themselves and as I say Reaching out it IN! Suffering in Silence is OUT. You’re the rock star. Keep us updated in your journey and I’m sure you’ll inspire more women to follow your footsteps.

  • Helene Cohen Bludman

    Interesting stuff, Ellen. Always learn so much on your site. I will try to tune in for your upcoming appearances!

  • There’s always so much to consider with our health, menopause or not. But going through menopause certainly sends us out there looking for relief. Thanks for the important facts.

    • Thank you Sheryl for visiting, sharing and I’m glad this is helpful.