A new report, commissioned by the North American Menopause Society, concluded there was solid evidence that both hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy are beneficial in managing menopausal symptoms.
The study showed that women who underwent hypnotherapy had a dramatic reduction in the number and severity of hot flushes.
A trial indicated that a CBT approach that combines good sleep routines, relaxation techniques, and a positive, healthy mindset was highly effective in reducing menopausal symptoms.
In summary of all the alternative treatments offered to women from herbal supplements such as black cohosh, evening primrose oil and ginseng to yoga and acupuncture, hypnotherapy was found to be most effective in alleviating menopausal symptoms.
A high amount of women try non hormonal therapies for hot flashes during the menopause. Research has shown that many really dont actually work so if you know someone suffering, you may want to let them know there could be a solution.