Clinical Hypnosis in the Treatment of Postmenopausal Hot Flashes: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Gary R. Elkins, PhD; William I. Fisher, MA; Aimee K. Johnson, MA; Janet S. Carpenter, PhD, RN, FAAN; Timothy Z. Keith, PhD


Menopause. 2013;20(3):291-298. 

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Future studies should investigate exactly how clinical hypnosis reduces hot flashes and explore efficient methods of dissemination. Safe and effective alternate therapies are needed,[56] and clinical hypnosis reduced hot flashes in this study of postmenopausal women, although the mechanism of action is not yet understood.