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Menopause: Treatment and Alternative Medicine

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Others have tried the herbal preparation called black cohosh for hot flashes. There are only very few studies done regarding the safety and benefits of this option. All the same, the North American Menopause Society has recommended the short-term use of this herb for treating menopause. The North American Menopause Society did, however, recommend using black cohosh only up to six months at a time.

Interestingly, there was one large study call the Herbal Alternatives for Menopause Trial done to test the effectiveness of various kinds of herbal and alternative treatments. These were contrasted with not only estrogen but a placebo as well. The results revealed that these preparations, which included black cohosh, were no better than the placebo.


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My favorite trick for relief from hot flashes is simple and fast acting. It's not going to ward off hot flashes in the future but it deals nicely with one as it is happening. Three sisters, past menopause age, shared this with me and I have always been grateful. Fill a small spray bottle with witch hazel and keep in the fridge. When you feel a hot flash coming on, give yourself a spritz (keeping your eyes closed). It is so soothing and refreshing ... and great for your skin.

October 3, 2011 - 9:40am
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