If you are going through menopause, you may find yourself researching alternative and complementary ways of dealing with the hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, and other symptoms that so many women experience at this time.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is commonly prescribed to women to help with menopausal symptoms, but HRT is not suitable for everyone and is associated with a small but relevant risk of causing cancer.
One approach which is recommended by the North American Menopause Society for the management of menopause symptoms is hypnotherapy1.
Whilst Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been shown to help reduce the stress experienced from hot flashes2 and yoga can help women improve their sleep and reduce anxiety3, hypnotherapy has been shown to reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flushes in addition to helping with mild depression and anxiety. Research has shown that focusing on cooling imagery…