As it stands around 85 percent of women will begin to experience hot flushes as they approach the menopause.
A recent study conducted by the Baylor researcher’s looked at the effects of hypnosis intervention for hot flushes in 51 breast cancer survivors.
Results showed that all participants showed a preference for the images which were associated with coolness, whereas none focussed on imagery associated with warmth.
Around 27 percent of participants pictured cool water, with 17.6 percent picturing cool air and wind and 16.2 percent visualising cool mountains.
The researcher’s have said that the study supports the idea that the images which prove most effective are those which are generated by the participant themselves.
The results appear in the international Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.