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Menopause

18 March 2011

Meditation helps reduce hot flashes

Women with severe hot flashes said their quality of life improved after taking mindfulness classes that included meditation and stretching exercises, according to a new study.

Women with severe hot flashes said their quality of life improved after taking mindfulness classes that included meditation and stretching exercises, according to a new study.

"There are certainly many, many women who don't want to take hormones ... and don't want to take other drugs either," said Dr Freeman, who was not involved in the current study. Mindfulness, on the other hand, "may be something that they find very acceptable."

 

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