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Effects of Bach Flower Remedies on Menopausal Symptoms and Sleep Pattern: A Case Report

Author(s):
Siegler, Marcele ; Frange, Cristina ; Andersen, Monica Levy ; Tufik, Sergio ; Hachul, Helena
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE; v. 23, n. 2, p. 44-48, MAR-APR 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

Context During the postmenopausal stage, women go through many remarkable changes, including physical, emotional, and hormonal. They also experience some unwanted effects, such as vasomotor symptoms, anxiety, and insomnia. The use of Bach flower remedies has been described as a supporting therapy for those symptoms. Objectives The investigation aimed to evaluate the effects of the supplement on sleep pattern (ie, sleep perception and objective sleep) and on menopausal symptoms. Design The research team created a case report. Setting The study was conducted at the Menopause Transition and Postmenopause Sleep Disorder Clinic at the Department of Gynecology of the Federal University of Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Participant The participant was a 53-y-old, single woman, at the postmenopausal stage, who had been diagnosed with insomnia according to the criteria of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and complained of climacteric symptoms. Intervention The patient underwent treatment with a blend of the supplement for 4 mo. Outcome Measures . Sleep questionnaires were given and polysomnography was performed before and after treatment. Results Both sleep perception and objective sleep were improved. The patient's anxiety and menopausal symptoms were reduced after the treatment with the supplement. Conclusion The use of Bach flower remedies as a therapeutic strategy to relieve menopausal symptoms, such as anxiety, mood changes, and insomnia, seems worthy of further investigation. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/18722-5 - Study of the association between insomnia and musculoskeletal pain in postmenopausal women
Grantee:Cristina Mattos Pereira Frange
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate