there an acupuncture treatment for bloating of the stomach following the use
of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?
Dede Barry writes:
Absolutely. Acupuncture will be very helpful for abdominal distention (bloating)
and other side effects of HRT, like nausea, breast soreness, mood swings and
headaches. Every woman has a different reaction to HRT, and your acupuncturist
will look at your own pattern and work with you to balance out your body.
However, one reason for the bloating, may be that you are on too much
estrogen. You may want to talk to your Doctor about reducing the dosage or
changing to a non-oral form such as patches. That often helps alleviate the side
I don't know how long or your reason for being on HRT, but if the adverse side
effects continue, you may want to look into alternative treatment. I have found
that Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Formulas have been very effective and less
unpleasant or potentially dangerous than hormonal treatments.
About our Doctors
Dede Barry graduated from the Colorado School for Traditional
Chinese Medicine-Denver in 2001. She has a private practice and specializes in
women's health including menopause, infertility, PMS, etc. She lives in Denver
with her two large rescue dogs and enjoys hiking, yoga and volunteer work.