Would you take a small injection in your neck annually to reduce menopausal hot flashes? This study, from Northwestern University, shows that if a teaspoon full of local anesthetic is injected into the Stellate Ganglion (a small nerve bundle in the neck) of women, the severity of hot flashes is decreased by 52%. The effect can last for up to a year. The sample size was small, but if this pans out in larger studies, it may be a wonderful treatment without the need of hormones.
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