If you’re plagued with hot flashes, you’re desperate for
relief. Here’s a natural and safe alternative (to taking hormones) to
reduce hot flashes.

This safe, natural alternative is “paced breathing”. Professor
Robert Freedman of Wayne State University School of
Medicine in Detroit has been studying hot flashes for over
25 years. Dr. Freedman’s studies demonstrate that paced
breathing can reduce hot flashes by as much as 50%.

Here is how to “pace” your breathing.

Take slow, deep, full breaths - gently expanding (inhaling)
and contracting (exhaling) your abdomen at the rate of 6 to
8 breaths per minute rather than the average of 15-16
breaths per minute.

Focus on the air going in and out. Inhale slowly and deeply
through your nose for five seconds and then exhale slowly
and completely for five seconds.

When you inhale, breathe into the bottom part of your lungs
(your upper lungs and chest will fill up automatically).
Your abdomen should expand as you breathe in and contract as
you breathe out.

As you inhale and exhale keep your rib cage still.
Practice every morning and evening for 15 minutes.

When you feel a hot flash coming on, pace your breathing until
it passes.

Don't forget your regular check-ups, pap smears and breast
exams.

Ó Julie A. Calligaro 2007-All Rights Reserved

Julie A. Calligaro is an attorney and author of Hot Flashes 21 Non-Hormonal Strategies to Put Out the Fire, The Sleep Exercise, Arranging Your Financial And Legal Affairs, and The Widow’s Resource.
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Julie A. Calligaro is an attorney and author of Hot Flashes 21 Non-Hormonal Strategies to Put Out the Fire, The Sleep Exercise, Arranging Your Financial And Legal Affairs, and The Widow’s Resource.