I received a sample of this product from a very good friend who sells Arbonne. She sang its praises, saying it would certainly alleviate my hot flashes, which have been occuring 20 to 30 times a day since I was put into surgically-induced menopause five years ago. I'm willing to try anything, and have no objection whatsoever to alternative/Eastern/herbal medicines and/or treatments, so I was thrilled to know this product existed. She did warn me to "give it a few days" to work before I let her know how it performed for me. The first night I pumped one dose and applied it to the palms of my hands. Five hours later I had the worst night-sweat of my life. I chalked that one up to coincidence. The next night, I applied one dose to my neck - and had three bed-drenching night-sweats, about an hour apart. Still, thinking maybe I was just paying "more attention" to the issue, I kept on with the product. The third night I applied the product to my abdomen, and slept through the night - but the next day I had 52 hotflashes - the most I've ever had in one day. Yes, I actually counted them because they were more brutal, with a much quicker on-set and much more severe - think "my hair is wet I'm so hot" hot flashes. To say I'm really disappointed is an understatement. I was really hoping this would be the relief I've sought for so many years.
Saint Louis, MO