Published on: October 25, 2012
Source: The Atlantic
Author: Lindsay Abrams
Hypnosis and Hot Flashes – What’s the Link?
Hypnotherapy has been found to be an effective treatment for menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats. According to a research study at Baylor University’s Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory, women who had undergone hypnotherapy sessions reported 74% fewer hot flashes on average. Additionally, women also reported that the hypnotherapy sessions also helped them to sleep better.
So, how does hypnotherapy reduce hot flashes? Some researchers believe that hypnosis can affect the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for slowing down your heart rate and reducing your sweat.