Hot flashes are the symptom most commonly associated with menopause. Holly Lucille, ND, RN, women’s health expert and author of Bottom Line Inc’s The Natural Side of Menopause blog, explains that hot flashes are a resetting of the body’s internal thermostat as a result of hormones. First, women should see a qualified doctor about this issue if they are having a very tough time. In such cases the doctor may recommend hormone therapy. In addition, acupuncture and cooling devices can be helpful in easing hot flashes. Dr. Lucille also suggests lifestyle interventions such as yoga, meditation and black cohosh supplements.

For more information, check out Dr. Holly Lucille’s website, or buy her book, Creating and Maintaining Balance: A Woman’s Guide to Safe Natural Hormone Health