While many do not understand the powerful action of hypnosis, this alternative treatment has been used to treat a variety of different health ailments for many years. The process of hypnosis puts the patient in a very deep psychological state where the subconscious mind can receive messages and actually relay these messages to the physical body.
Recent studies are stating that the practice of hypnosis can relieve hot flashes in women who are going through the process of menopause, but the benefits do not end with only hot flash relief.
The study claimed the women who received hypnosis relaxation therapy had an 80 percent reduction in hot flashes and many others symptoms associated with menopause. The study was conducted over a period of five weeks with 187 women, measuring the physical symptoms and the hot flash symptoms that were reported by the women. During the study the women received one hypnosis session each week and used self-hypnosis through audio recording, which also provided guided imagery relaxation. The women were asked to wear monitors and push a button each time a hot flash was experienced in order to provide accurate results. The study proved to be very effective in menopausal women.
Not only were the hot flashes decreased significantly, the women were able to cope better with the other symptoms that occur during menopause. They claimed that they experienced an improved quality of life and less anxiety. Some women even stated that their hot flashes had disappeared completely. This particular study differed from those done in the past because it was the first to monitor both psychical and reported symptoms.
These findings provide great relief for women who want to take charge of their own menopausal treatment. By doing hypnosis with a hypnotherapist or practicing self-hypnosis, menopausal women may be able to use safe, yet effective methods for their menopausal symptoms, while saving on the medical costs associated with traditional treatment.
Would you try Hypnosis as an alternative treatment for menopausal symptoms?
– The Alternative Daily