Meditation for the menopause

Recent research has revealed that women suffering from menopausal hot flushes could benefit from participating in mindfulness classes.

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, US, found that classes which involved elements of meditation and stretching exercises worked to boost women’s quality of sleep and also helped to reduce stress and anxiety.

Menopause expert at the university Dr Ellen Freeman, said: “There are certainly many, many women who don’t want to take hormones [during menopause]… and don’t want to take other drugs either”.

She went on to say that mindfulness classes could be used as an alternative for those who didn’t feel comfortable with taking medication.

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Emma Hilton

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