For hot flashes or hot flushes, find out the truth about nonpharmacologic options such as herbs, acupuncture, yoga, exercise, hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), weight loss, vitamins, soy, isoflavones and phytoestrogens.

Meno Martha, Hot Flashes, Nonpharmacologic OptionsThe video The Truth About Nonpharmacologic Options for Hot Flashes in the North American Menopause Society’s Video Series-2018 explains:

“In this latest video, The Truth About Nonpharmacologic Options for Hot Flashes, Dr. Shapiro interviews Dr. Risa Kagan, Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, and obstetrician/gynecologist, East Bay Physicians Medical Group in Berkeley, California. Dr. Kagan explains the facts and fiction of nonpharmacologic options for hot flashes”.

In Menopausal Symptoms: In Depth – What’s the Bottom Line? What Do We Know About the Effectiveness of Complementary Health Approaches for Menopause Symptoms? last updated May 2017, the (United States) National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) explain:

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  • “Phytoestrogens, herbs, and other natural products haven’t been clearly shown to relieve menopause symptoms
  • Research on hypnotherapy and mindfulness meditation is in its early stages, but some studies have had promising results
  • Acupuncture has not been shown to be more effective than simulated acupuncture for relieving hot flashes
  • Yoga has not been shown to relieve hot flashes but may be helpful for some symptoms associated with menopause”.

In Are You Considering A Complementary Health Approach? Take Charge of Your Health the NCCIH also note:

“Tell all your health care providers—complementary and conventional—about all the health approaches you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care”.

In Health Topics A-Z you may find:

Health Topics A-Z

  • Black Cohosh
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Complementary and Integrative Health and Menopause
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Hormone Therapy Alternatives
  • Hot Flushes
  • Hot Flushes Treatment
  • Mind and Body Practices
  • Phytoestrogens

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Last Updated: 09 July 2018 – Last Revised: 09 July 2018