Pop star Belinda Carlisle is convinced she cured her hot flushes by securing a magnet into her underwear.
The Circle In The Sand singer, 55, suffered from severe menopause symptoms from her late 40s and began to despair as her hot flushes worsened.
She tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "I was getting around 40 flushes a day. I would sweat so badly it would be visible on me and I had to get into the habit of taking a change of clothes with me because my blouse and jeans would be wet through.
"I would be dabbing away at my face and chest as soon as a flush came on. I tried not to let it get in the way of my life and tried to carry on as normal - you do the best you can... Once I was singing at a concert in Australia and during the first song I felt a flush come on. On stage it's bad enough with the stage lights as they can make you hot, but with the flush as well I had sweat pouring off me."
Carlisle only found relief when she tried out a bizarre therapy in 2010 which involved attaching a magnet to her underwear.
She now uses the device regularly and swears it has cured her symptoms, adding, "Within 48 hours (of wearing it), I went from having 30 to 40 hot flushes to having none at all. I felt like the old Belinda again - in fact better than that."