Alternative help for hot flushes
The British Acupuncture Council says small studies have shown acupuncture ‘is at least as effective, and sometimes superior to, ‘hormonal drug treatment’ for hot flushes. Other studies say that any benefits are down to the placebo effect – but you may not care if it reduces your hot flushes?
Watch our Hot Flush YouTube video with acupuncturist Gail Newton explaining how she treats her patients with a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine & Menopause Relief
A homeopathic remedy is created to fit the overall profile of an individual. There isn’t a specific one-stop homeopathic remedy to treat hot flushes although Pulsatilla and Sepia are often prescribed.
Heaven is a – hot flush free - place on earth!
Belinda Carlisle, the lead singer of the Go-Go’s, suffered from dreadful hot flushes in her forties. She thinks that wearing a magnet in her knickers did away with her hot flushes. The Royal College of Gynaecology are not convinced about the effectiveness. It may or may not be a placebo effect but if it works, it works!
Try CBT to change your response to those hot moments
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps you to change how you react to events. Understanding that the way you think about a hot flush affects your response means that you can re-train yourself so that your response calms your body and mind. A 2012 study published in the journal Menopause, found that a staggering 65% of women reported a fall in the number and intensity of their hot flush symptoms after using CBT. Worth considering?