Navigation Links
Clinical hypnosis can reduce hot flashes after menopause, Baylor study shows
Date:10/31/2012

Clinical hypnosis can effectively reduce hot flashes and associated symptoms among postmenopausal women, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Baylor University's Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory.

Hypnotic relaxation therapy reduced hot flashes by as much as 80 percent, and the findings also showed participants experienced improved quality of life and a lessening of anxiety and depression.

The mind-body therapy study of 187 women over a five-week period measured both physical symptoms of hot flashes and women's self-reporting of flashes. The women received weekly sessions of hypnosis by clinically trained therapists, and they also practiced self-hypnosis using audio recordings and such visualizations as a snowy path or a cool mountain creek, according to the study, published online in Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society and funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health.

"This is the first study in which we compared both self-reporting and physiological monitoring not just a change in tolerance or ability to cope, but the hot flashes themselves decreased," said Gary Elkins, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences and director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory.

By the fourth session, hot flashes had decreased about 70 percent, and at a three-month follow-up, the decrease averaged 80 percent, he said. "Some women reported having nearly complete elimination of hot flashes."

To be clinically significant, the decrease must be 50 percent or more, he said. Besides decreasing in frequency, the hot flashes also became milder.

"For women who want to be involved in their own therapy, this is very appealing," Elkins said. "It also has the advantages of cost savings and few or no side effects. Over the long term, the intervention has the potential
'/>"/>

Contact: Terry Goodrich
terry_goodrich@baylor.edu
254-710-3321
Baylor University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. BioLife Solutions Products Now Used in More than 50 Clinical Trial-Stage Cellular Therapies
2. Advanced Clinical Joins MedNet Solutions iMedNet Partner Program
3. New Market Forecasts Available for Critical Global Biotechnology Testing and Screening Markets: Molecular Diagnostics, Hematology, Clinical Chemistry and Nucleic Acid Testing
4. BioFortis Inc., Introduces Next Generation Biobanking Software Platform for Biomarker-Based Clinical Research
5. International Life Sciences Conferences Address Advancements in High-Content Analysis, Sample Preparation, Clinical Trial Supply and Protein and Antibody Engineering
6. MedNet Solutions Announces Latest Enhancements To Its iMedNet EDC eClinical Solution
7. Therapies for spinal cord injury: On the cutting edge of clinical translation
8. University of Tennessee Space Institute researchers make clinical trials a virtual reality
9. As TB grows more difficult to control, vaccine candidate to prevent disease enters clinical testing
10. Clinical trial for rabies monoclonal antibody
11. Published clinical trial demonstrates efficacy of Sea-Band® for migraine-related nausea
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/22/2014)... the survival rates of 12 different shark species ... operations found large differences in survival,rates across the ... hammerhead being the most,vulnerable. The study, led by ... School of,Marine and Atmospheric Science and UM Abess ... to consider for future conservation measures for sharks ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... from the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy ... antipsychotic drugs with increased incarceration rates for schizophrenic ... over whether cutbacks in mental health actually save ... , Some health plans require an extra approval ... for patients. This step called prior authorization ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... Genomes Project, aims to accelerate breeding for desired traits ... health and welfare. Results of the project,s first phase ... individual bulls whose direct descendants number in the tens ... Nature Genetics . , According to the researchers, breeding ... hereditary diseases and to improve the efficency of milk ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New study reveals vulnerability of sharks as collateral damage in commercial fishing 2Are state Medicaid policies sentencing people with mental illnesses to prison? 2Whole-genome sequencing of bulls in key beef and dairy breeds 2
... weed highways, and chemical warfare between alien and native plants ... NeoBiota a new open-access, peer-reviewed, rapid online journal ... Publishers continuing the former NeoBiota Proceedings series. The ... from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ, ...
... new role for a protein that is mutated in Usher syndrome, ... findings, which were published Aug. 8 in Nature Neuroscience , ... of the condition. The study suggests that the protein called ... the inner ear, may also play a role in the transmission ...
... Institute of Renewable Natural Resources have discovered fresh remains of ... according to a research associate with the institute. Dr. ... of false spike "Quadrula mitchelli" with tissue still in the ... in the San Saba River in Central ...
Cached Biology News:Open minded and open access: NeoBiota, a new publishing platform for invasion biologists 2Open minded and open access: NeoBiota, a new publishing platform for invasion biologists 3Study finds new role for protein in hearing 2Researchers discover freshwater mussel species thought to be extinct 2Researchers discover freshwater mussel species thought to be extinct 3Researchers discover freshwater mussel species thought to be extinct 4
(Date:7/22/2014)...   BioTE Medical , a leading provider ... pellets, today announced the addition of Dr. ... Rouzier is joining the BioTE Medical Advisory Board ... Rouzier was residency trained in Family Medicine and ... certified emergency physician still practicing at a large ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... Nuclear reactors are used to produce electricity ... chain reaction in nuclear reactors is used to create ... a power- generating turbine. Currently nuclear reactors are used ... production. Nuclear reactor market is expected to grow in ... nuclear reactor projects. , Early buyers will receive 10% ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... CTD Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:CTDH), a manufacturer and distributor ... other markets, announced today that it has closed on ... investors led by Novit L.P., an investment arm of ... the signing of a Securities Purchase Agreement under which ... a price per share of $1.00, resulting in a ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... July 22, 2014 Automated cell culture ... maintenance of cell culture. They allow production of optimum ... of researchers in drug discovery and industries and biopharmaceutical ... mAb production, iPSC research, cryobanking, cell-based assays, and cellular ... risk. , Analysts forecast the Global Cell Culture ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Dr. Neal Rouzier Joins BioTE Medical 2Dr. Neal Rouzier Joins BioTE Medical 3Nuclear Energy Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Analysis, Growth and Forecast 2013 - 2019 2Nuclear Energy Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Analysis, Growth and Forecast 2013 - 2019 3CTD Holdings Closes $1.725 Million Private Placement 2CTD Holdings Closes $1.725 Million Private Placement 3Global Cell Culture Market to Grow at 10.27% CAGR by 2018 Forecasts a New Research Report ReportsnReports.com 2Global Cell Culture Market to Grow at 10.27% CAGR by 2018 Forecasts a New Research Report ReportsnReports.com 3Global Cell Culture Market to Grow at 10.27% CAGR by 2018 Forecasts a New Research Report ReportsnReports.com 4
... 24 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One,Medical, Inc. ... (Nasdaq: CSKI ), a,leading fully ... People,s Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced ... Chuang Pharmaceutical Company ("Jin,Chuang"), signed an exclusive ...
... ANPI , TSX: ANP), a global specialty pharmaceutical ... its fourth quarter and year end conference call. The call ... on Thursday, March 5, 2009., Dial information ... changed, and is as follows:, ...
... Novasys Medical, Inc., a developer,of innovative therapies ... Services, LLC, a regional Medicare carrier administering,benefits ... non-surgical Renessa treatment,for women with stress urinary ... approximately 4 million Medicare beneficiaries in,Alaska, Arizona, ...
Cached Biology Technology:China Sky One Medical, Inc. Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Shaanxi Buchang Group for Naftopidil Dispersible Tablets 2China Sky One Medical, Inc. Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Shaanxi Buchang Group for Naftopidil Dispersible Tablets 3Noridian Medicare Now Covers Renessa(R) Treatment for Incontinence in Women 2
Mycoplasma and virus tested...
... XP Western Protein Standards are specifically ... molecular weight estimation directly on western ... IgG binding site, allowing direct visualization ... to detect your target protein on ...
Edited by Benjamin Lewin (1997) • This book gives an integrated account of the structure and function of genes in both prokaryotic organisms and is thoroughly up to date with the latest thinking...
... 3F10B10. Immunogen: Synthetic peptide ... of JAB1 (Jun activation domain-binding ... Specific for the JAB1 protein. ... 293T Jurkat cell lysates). ...
Biology Products: