Menopause and Perimenopause - Other Treatment
women have turned to alternative medicine for menopause symptom relief. Before you try prescription medicines or hormones, you can think about using one or more of the
following options for preventing or treating symptoms.
- Mind and body relaxation using breathing exercises. It may reduce hot flashes and emotional symptoms.
- Black cohosh (such as Remifemin) may prevent or relieve menopause symptoms. But the research on black
cohosh has had mixed results.
- Soy may improve menopause symptoms. But studies have
shown mixed results.
- Yoga (which often includes meditative breathing)
biofeedback gives you tools you can use to reduce
stress. High stress is likely to make your symptoms worse.
Remember that dietary supplements aren't regulated the way medicines are. It's important to be careful when taking supplements. Tell your doctor what you are taking.
Treatments to avoid
Based on the
latest research, some treatments aren't recommended,
either because they don't work or because they can cause dangerous
effects.6 These include: