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Hypnotherapy and the Menopause

Hypnotherapy and the Menopause

The menopause is something that most women do not look forward to in any way. The associated hormonal changes with the physical symptoms associated with it can be the bane of many women’s existence. Many women find that they cannot undertake the traditional hormone replacement therapy which is commonly associated with the change and sadly end up suffering the changes without any significant assistance.

However, in a recent report, it has been shown that hypnotherapy can provide relief for menopausal symptoms in some women. The North American Menopausal Society have undertaken rigorous clinical studies looking at a variety of approaches to help the symptoms is an alternative or complementary way. The findings show that clinical hypnosis and cognitive behavioural therapy are very effective in the treatment of these symptoms.

There was a significant reduction in hot flushes in women who receive hypnotherapy treatment. Interestingly, the use of vitamins, herbal remedies and exercise appear to have little impact on these symptoms. Now, of course, hypnotherapy is not for everyone as people will respond differently to the treatment. However, for some women hypnotherapy offers a way for them to gain some control over the symptoms which can often make a woman feel totally out of control and at odds with their bodies.

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