Sunday, October 04, 2015

Hypnosis effective for alleviating menopausal symptoms

The North American Menopause Society studied various non-hormonal therapies for alleviating hot flashes. They found solid evidence using randomized controlled trials that hypnosis and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) were effective treatments for these symptoms.  Strong evidence was found that  exercise, yoga and acupuncture did not work; studies of over-the-counter herbal therapies show that they were unlikely to be effective and were not recommended. In their report of September 2015, the investigating panel recommended the two mind-body approaches hypnosis and CBT as effective treatments for menopausal symptoms.

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