Complementaries can counteract menopause symptoms

Anecdotal evidence suggests almost half of Australian women with menopausal symptoms dabble in unproven complementary and alternative medicine to manage their symptoms.

And a new JAMA study looking at plant-based therapies suggests some may be genuinely beneficial.

The meta-analysis of 62 clinical trials reveals that composite and specific phytoestrogen supplementations are the best bet in helping to reduce the frequency of hot flushes and vaginal dryness due to their oestrogen-like properties.