“Only a small amount of research has been done on most mind and body practices for menopause symptoms. However, the limited evidence currently available…”.1

Umbrella
What may the Mind and Body Practices Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Alexander Technique
  • Alternative Medicine Practices/Products/Remedies/Therapies/Treatments
  • Ayurveda/Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Chinese Medicine Remedies/Therapies/Treatments
  • Chiropractic
  • Complementary Health Practices/Products/Remedies/Therapies/Treatments
  • Complementary Medicine (CM)
  • Complementary Medicine Practices/Products/Remedies/Therapies/Treatments
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH)
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Energy Medicine
  • Herbal Treatments
  • Homeopathy
  • Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy
  • Imagery
  • Integrative Health Care/Medicine
  • Kinesiology
  • Manipulative and Body Based Therapies
  • Massage/Remedial Massage
  • Meditation
  • Mind and Body Approaches/Practices/Therapies/Treatments
  • Mindfulness
  • Natural Approaches/Practices/Products/Remedies/Therapies/Treatments
  • Naturopathy
  • Non Mainstream Health Care
  • Nutrition/Nutritional/Dietary Approaches
  • Osteopathy
  • Prayer
  • Psychotherapy
  • Qi Gong
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Relaxation
  • Remedial Therapy
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Supplements
  • Tai Chi
  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • Traditional Medicine
  • Yoga

Definition

What are mind and body practices?

DotS the definition of mind and body practices may vary. In Mind and Body Practices the (United States) National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health’s (NCCIH) definition is:

“Mind and body practices are a large and diverse group of techniques that are administered or taught to others by a trained practitioner or teacher. Examples include acupuncture, massage therapy, meditation, relaxation techniques, spinal manipulation, and yoga”.2

Menopause Symptoms

Is there an association between menopause symptoms and mind and body practices?

In Menopausal Symptoms: In Depth – What the Science Says About Complementary Health Approaches for Menopause Symptoms: Mind and Body Practices the NCCIH elaborate on:

Mind and Body Practices

“Only a small amount of research has been done on most mind and body practices for menopause symptoms. However, the limited evidence currently available suggests that some of these practices might help to relieve symptoms or make them less bothersome.

  • Acupuncture…
  • Hypnotherapy…
  • Mindfulness Meditation…
  • Yoga…”.3

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  1. Menopausal Symptoms: In Depth – What the Science Says About Complementary Health Approaches for Menopausal Symptoms: Mind and Body Practices. Last Updated: May 2017. National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/menopausal-symptoms-in-depth Accessed: 31 May 2020
  2. Mind and Body Practices. Last Updated: September 2017. National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/mind-and-body-practices Accessed: 31 May 2020
  3. Menopausal Symptoms: In Depth – What the Science Says About Complementary Health  Approaches for Menopausal Symptoms: Mind and Body Practices. Last Updated: May 2017. National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/menopausal-symptoms-in-depth Accessed: 31 May 2020
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