A pilot study into the influence of the Finnish peat sauna on the climacteric symptoms of women

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Leena Larva MD and Riitta Korhonen
Book (published in): 
After Wise Use – The Future of Peatlands, Proceedings of the 13th International Peat Congress: Peat Balneology
balneological peat, peat sauna, menopause, climacteric symptoms, self-treating methods for menopause


In this pilot study it was found that a series of peat sauna sessions can result a significant decrease in undesired climacteric symptoms related to menopause, such as hot flushes, sweating, heart discomfort, sleep problems and irritability. Moreover, a general decrease of symptoms relating to performance, sexual problems and joint and muscular discomfort was observed. Therefore, the peat sauna is an effective variant of self-treating methods of menopausal symptoms.