Mixed evidence for menopause CAM

Many women opt for a more ‘natural’ approach before resorting to HRT. They may view menopause as a natural part of life and/or HRT use may be contraindicated.

Recent research suggests lifestyle, reducing caffeine, increasing soy products, weight loss if required and deep breathing all play an important role in the management of menopause-related symptoms and for the reduction of hot flushes. 1,2,3

A meta-analysis concluded that both HRT and soy extract products significantly improved hot flushes in postmenopausal women