Hypnosis May Help Reduce Hot Flashes in Postmenopausal Women

Let’s face it. When you’re a woman, menopause is one of those unavoidable parts of life that are hard to get excited about… like death and taxes.  However, studies show that there may be some advancement with easing the severity of hot flashes by using hypnosis. The following article from HealthDay reporter Kathleen Doheny sheds some light on this epiphany…

“Hypnosis may help reduce hot flashes in postmenopausal women, cutting down their frequency as much as 74 percent, researchers say.

Hot flashes affect about 80 percent of women as they go through menopause. The sudden rush of heat can be followed by chills and can reduce quality of life.

Researcher Gary Elkins, director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, assigned 187 women who had at least seven hot flashes daily to either five weekly sessions of clinical hypnosis with at-home practice or a comparison treatment called structured attention.

Women self-reported their hot flashes for 12 weeks, and the researchers also measured hot flash frequency by a skin conductance monitor.

“Our results indicated both a reduction in perceived hot flashes and physiologically verified reduction in hot flashes over three months,” Elkins said.

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It’s important to note from the study that there were absolutely no negative effects to using hypnosis. So, ladies, give my office a call and we can devise a plan that will allow hypnosis to help you beat the heat!

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