Belinda Carlisle Proves She Stops Her Menopausal Flushes With THIS
Singer Belinda Carlisle has been terrified of entering menopause since her teenage years. With a family history of severe PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome) and menopause symptoms, Carlisle had every reason to worry. But when her turn arrived, only one symptom caused her trouble – hot flashes. In this post, learn why Carlisle believes a tiny magnet can cure women of life-limiting menopause symptoms.
Of Menopause and Magnets
Carlisle told the Daily Mail that she was having up to 40 hot flushes each day during menopause. Carlisle became increasingly desperate to find a remedy to cool her body as the hot flushes began to interfere with her work, her sleep and her ability to get through a day without a box of tissues and several wardrobe changes.
Finally, she consulted a specialist who prescribed a small magnet to be worn in her drawers. The magnet, about the size of a tiny alarm clock battery, has completely cured her of the hot flushes, Carlisle states.
Medical Experts Remain Skeptical
However ecstatic Carlisle may be at her sudden cure, medical experts seem somewhat less eager to endorse this unorthodox treatment for menopause-related hot flashes. The sole research study conducted on the phenomenon was spearheaded by the maker of the magnet, a company called LadyCare.
In the LadyCare study, an estimated 50-70 percent of a test group of 500 menopausal women reported reduced symptoms, including better sleep, fewer hot flushes and a more even mood. But further studies will be needed to corroborate results and rule out other contributing factors.
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A Plausible Explanation Does Exist
The prescribing doctor, Nyjon Eccles, M.D., says there is another explanation that could account for the sudden cessation in singer Carlisle’s hot flush symptoms.
In some cases, including men who suffer from profuse sweating, there is reason to believe an overactive sympathetic nervous system is to blame. When the sympathetic nervous system over-reacts, anxiety and sweating can be the result. It is thought that the magnet somehow interacts with the body to re-balance and calm the nervous system. Magnet placement is also key – wearing the magnet 24/7 in the undershorts (in the pelvic area) causes the magnet to interact with the sympathetic nervous system in one of its key areas of activity.
However, even Dr. Eccles states that further research is needed to determine how much influence comes from the magnet itself and how much from a placebo effect or other sources.
Known Contraindications to Medical Magnet Use
While insufficient data exists to suggest any dangers specific to the use of a magnet in the pelvic area specifically to alleviate symptoms of menopause, what is known is that use of a magnet can be contraindicated in certain cases.
For example, individuals who have a pacemaker or another medical device that relies on a magnetic field to work properly should not use medical magnets. Also, women who are pregnant should not use medical magnets, and people who are taking medication through a skin patch should avoid their use as well.
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While there is no doubt that the use of a medical magnet has aided Belinda Carlisle in finding relief from her menopause-related hot flashes, the jury is still out as to whether this approach can be trusted to provide the kind of relief Carlisle has experienced in other patients. Carlisle has repeatedly stated that she has no relationship with LadyCare to endorse or promote the magnet therapy – she simply wishes to share a treatment that has worked for her with other women who might be suffering similarly.
So for now, it would seem that the use of a medical magnet for relief of menopause symptoms should be approached on a case-by-case basis and only after consultation with a medical professional skilled at treating menopause issues.