Decreases Menopause Symptoms in Women

meditation-image-11A study conducted by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Florida State University found that mindfulness meditation reduces the symptoms of menopause in women. Participants who practiced mindfulness meditation regularly for a period of 8 weeks demonstrated a lower rate of menopausal symptoms, including fewer and less intense hot flashes. Other symptoms that were reduced include quality of sleep, mood stability, muscle pain, and stress. Mindfulness meditation is just one of several types of mind-body treatments that are associated with women’s improved well-being during menopause, which include yoga, tai chi, and other meditative techniques.