Does Ladycare work?
"How could LadyCare help me?"
The results from the ANS trial with the British Women Police have been very revealing.
Recently Dr Nyjon Eccles set up a trial of 35 women from the Dorset Police, UK. All were either peri-menopausal or menopausal and suffering with menopausal symptoms especially night sweats/ hot flushes. All the policewomen wore a LadyCare device continuously for 3 months. Dr Eccles was keen to establish how LadyCare, which had previously (Nationwide 508 women study) proven to have such a positive effect with the relief of menopausal symptoms, actually worked.
Because sweating is under the control of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), Eccles proposed that this was a likely target for the LadyCare mechanism of action and that it was most plausible that symptoms were related to an ANS imbalance.
We now know how LadyCare helps menopausal symptoms.
A recognised non-invasive method for measuring ANS activity is by Heart Rate Variability (HRV). Close inspection and measurement of the heart rhythm reveals that the measured time between each heartbeat varies. This variation is a reflection of a tonic influence of the SNS (speeding the heart) and PNS (slowing the heart down). Measuring HRV is therefore a convenient way of measuring ANS activity.
Although most of the policewomen in the study were sceptical that a device attached to their underwear could make any difference to their symptoms, 70% of the women in the study reported alleviation of their menopause symptoms one month after wearing LadyCare continuously. This also coincided with the data recorded on the HRV machine.
We now know how LadyCare may help.