One of the main causes of hot flashes and night sweats in women is the Menopause.
Symptoms of the Menopause can be managed quite well with herbal remedies, but you must consult a medical professional prior to taking any remedy.
It is important that your diet is healthy and try to eat much less processed foods and and cut out foods high in sugar and saturated fat. Some oils are considered important such as the omega oils that can be found in Flaxseed oil.
Exercise is also vital to a healthy body, it has been shown to reduce the hot flashes and weight gain, and is also beneficial for sleep. walking, dancing and weight bearing exercise are of great benefit.
Soy products are thought to support the hormones and act a little like estrogen in the body. Soy products (phytoestrogens) is recommended as a supplement which may benefit vaginal dryness, reduce cholesterol and calm night sweats and flashes.
Some herbal remedies that are thought to help are black cohosh, red clover, chasteberry and dong quai.
HRT (hormone replacement therapy is common place today prescribed by your doctor, there are many pros and cons which should be talked over with a medical professional.
Acupuncture is often used to help to control the symptoms of menopause.