Hypnotherapy has been found to be a very effective tool for women going through the menopause. The visualisation of cooling images and remembering being cold can reduce the severity and frequency of the hot flushes a new American study has found.
"This is an interesting finding because it begins to shed light on what is it, specifically, about hypnotic relaxation therapy that reduces the hot flashes," said Dr. Gary Elkins of Baylor University.
"The finding may indicate that areas of the brain activated by imagery may be identical to those activated by actual perceived events. Consequently, it may be that while a woman suffering hot flashes imagines a cool place, she also feels cool rather than the heat of a hot flash," he added.
Hot flushes are a very common part of going through the menopause and over 80% of women experience them as they approach the menopause.
Elkins said "This study supports the idea that the most effective images are those that are generated by the participant themselves, in relation to their own perceptions and life experiences."
If you are experiencing hot flushes due to the onset of the menopause then hypnotherapy could help. I have seen several women at my Sheffield hypnotherapy practice for issues relating the the menopause and some have seen dramatic improvements.
For a free 20 minute chat about how Sheffield hypnotherapy practice Focused hypnosis could help you call 0114 383 0123
About the author:
Richard Hennessy is the principal hypnotherapist at Focused Hypnosis. He founded Focused Hypnosis in 2009 and since then it has consistently been one of the highest rated hypnotherapy clinics in Sheffield. It is now the biggest hypnotherapy practise in Sheffield. Richard specialises in weight management.