Hypnosis and the Menopause


Hypnosis can help beat some of the misery of menopause according to a recent evidence from the NAMS.

A report published this week concluded that hypnotherapy was more effective at managing the symptoms of the menopause than many commonly used therapies. Hypnosis came out as a complementary therapy that actually reduced symptoms such as hot flushes. A study cited showed that women having regular hypnosis experienced a dramatic reduction in hot flushes.

 Having reviewed the results of many rigorous studies the North American Menopause Society concluded that hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy had be proven to be effective. The report found that herbal remedies gave no noticeable positive results. 

Dr Janet Carpenter, an expert for the North American Menopause Society, said:

Many women try one thing after another, and it is months before they stumble on something that truly works. This information will be critical in maximising the selection of the most effective therapies.”  “The menopause is not an illness, it’s a transition,” she said. “It’s not like you can just take a pill for it because it is as much about your emotional and spiritual well being, especially your self confidence as you age and your changing role when the kids are leaving home."

From 50 to 80 percent of women in North America approaching menopause try non-hormonal therapies for hot flushes. Many don't really work according the NAMS, and sticking with those therapies can just prolong the misery. With little guidance on what does work, many women just experiment with products or suffer. The new research conclusions give women a better informed choice about what treatments to try.

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Posted on September 28, 2015 and filed under hypnotherapy.