Are you looking to reduce your hot flashes? These easy to learn meditation techniques for hot flashes will help you.
Research at the University of Massachusetts shows that an easy form of mindfulness meditation, (Vipassana is the traditional name for mindfulness), can deliver real relief from the symptoms of hot flashes due to menopause.
This article by Ellen Holahan, from Health Day.com gives a brief and informative overview of the effectiveness of meditation techniques for hot flashes.
An easy-to-learn meditation technique can help ease the hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia of menopause, a new study says.
The University of Massachusetts research showed that mindfulness training, based on a Buddhist meditation concept, reduced the distress associated with hot flashes and improved physical, psychosocial and sexual functioning.
“The findings are important because hormone replacement therapy, used to treat menopause symptoms in the past, has been associated with health risks,” said study author James Carmody, an associate professor of medicine in the division of preventive and behavioral medicine.
About 40 percent of menopausal women suffer from hot flashes and night sweats, which undermine their quality of life, the researchers noted. But since hormone replacement therapy has been linked with an increased risk of heart disease, breast cancer and stroke, Carmody observed that “not only are women looking for alternative treatments, it is an NIH (National Institutes of Health) priority to find behavioral treatments.”
No other treatment has been found to substitute for hormone therapy, according to the study, but mindfulness training appears to allow women to be “less reactive” to menopausal symptoms. Read the original article here
If you are suffering from hot flashes, please do yourself a favor and look into mindfulness meditation. It’s one of the best meditation techniques for hot flashes, and may be very helpful in coping with your hot flashes.
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