The various solutions to hot flashes which you can try are:
- Keishi-bukuryo-gan - Try keishi-bukuryo-gan, which translates as cinnamon mushroom tablet, a popular treatment in Japan where 40 million doses are prescribed each year. Available at Asian grocery stores for about $8, Keishi-bukuryo-gan tea should be taken three times a day as a treatment.
- Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs) - These over-the-counter drugs based on a natural soy derivative can help with hot flashes and improve bone density. Be sure to talk to your doctor first to determine if this treatment is right for you.
- Chilled Pillows - Hot flashes that occur at night - night sweats - can cause plenty of sleep deprivation. Try a chilled pillow filled with a cold-water insert, available at department stores for about $25. It'll keep your head cool, regulate body temperature, and aid sleep.