Hypnosis Hinders Hot Flashes

If you suffer from hot flashes, hypnosis may cut your suffering by up to 74 percent, according to a study at the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory at Baylor University.

How hypnosis eases hot flashes isn’t clear. The authors of the study speculate that it may be because hypnosis improves the function of the parasympathetic nervous system. This system is popularly called the “rest and digest” system. It slows the sympathetic or “fight or flight” nervous system that controls body functions that ramp up during hot flashes, such as sweating and heart rate.

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Bryan Nash

By Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.