From cooling pillows to a dazzling array of supplements, there are many treatments purporting to help relieve hot flushes.
Now U.S scientists say hypnosis could also be remarkably effective, reducing the number of episodes by as much as 75 per cent.
study, published in the journal Menopause, was the first proper trial
to look at hypnosis as a method of helping control hot flushes.
In the study, undertaken by researchers
at University of Texas and Baylor University, in the U.S, the women who
were treated with hypnosis had five sessions a week. During each session they were given
suggestions for mental images of coolness, a safe place or relaxation,
depending on their preference. They also received an audio recording of a hypnotic induction and were asked to listen to it each day.
Source - Daily Mail