Hypnosis for hot flashes, getting hot just reading.


I’m Getting Hot Reading This.  Hypnosis for Hot Flashes.

I saw this on the website of Journal of Clinical Hypnosis and wanted to share, too bad my hot flashes are in the past….if yours are in your present moment, let’s talk about hypnosis for hot flashes.

By Kathleen Doheny
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2012 (HealthDay News) — Hypnosis may help reduce hot flashes in postmenopausal women, cutting down their frequency as much as 74 percent, researchers say.

Hot flashes affect about 80 percent of women as they go through menopause. The sudden rush of heat can be followed by chills and can reduce quality of life.

Researcher Gary Elkins, director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, assigned 187 women who had at least seven hot flashes daily to either five weekly sessions of clinical hypnosis with at-home practice or a comparison treatment called structured attention.

Women self-reported their hot flashes for 12 weeks, and the researchers also measured hot flash frequency by a skin conductance monitor.

“Our results indicated both a reduction in perceived hot flashes and physiologically verified reduction in hot flashes over three months,” Elkins said.

The study was published online Oct. 22 in the journal Menopause.

Women in the comparison group met once a week for five weeks with a clinician. They discussed symptoms, avoided negative suggestions, and were given a recording with information about hot flashes that they were told to listen to daily.

Those in the hypnosis for hot flashes group received five weekly sessions with a clinician versed in hypnosis. They were given suggestions for mental images of coolness, a safe place or relaxation, and picked the one they wanted to use. In addition, they were given an audio recording of a hypnotic induction to practice daily.

After 12 weeks, the hypnosis group reported 74 percent fewer hot flashes, while the comparison group reported 17 percent fewer.

The study was funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

The nearly 75 percent reduction ”is a very good result,” said Dr. Margery Gass, executive director of the North American Menopause Society and a consultant at the Cleveland Clinic. She reviewed the findings.

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About Valerie Grimes

Besides assisting individuals in behavior change and self improvement, Hypnotist Valerie Grimes specializing in dependencies such as alcohol, food, shopping, pain medication, and smoking. She is also trained in the area of hypnosis for PTSD and Auto Immune Disorders. And is a Reiki Level 2 Master. For More about Valerie, Go To Her Personal Web Page.

She is a 2002 graduate of the Dallas Hypnosis Training Institute, and certified by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. Continuing Education is maintained 15 hours per year through Hypnosis Motivational Institute in California.