Acupuncture.Com - Gateway to Chinese Medicine, Health and Wellness        Store                    Google
PATIENTS

bulletConditions A-Z
bulletAcupuncture Clinic
bulletHerbal Remedies
bulletDiet & Nutrition
bulletChi Gong &Tai Chi
bulletChinese Medicine Basics
bulletPatient Testimonials
bulletAnimal Acupuncture
bulletStore

PRACTITIONERS/STUDENTS

bulletSyndromes A-Z
bulletAcuPoint Locator
bulletHerbology
bulletPractice Building
bulletCEUs/Events
bulletEmployment
bulletStudy Acupuncture
bulletAcupuncture Schools
bulletResearch
bulletTCM Library
bulletLaws & Regulations
bulletPractitioner Links
bulletPractitioner Store

MORE

bulletPoints Newsletter
bulletCatalog Requests
bulletContact Us
bulletAbout Acupuncture.Com
bulletPrivacy Policy

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Acupuncture.Com accepts article contributions. Email submissions to contact@acupuncture.com

Subscribe

Keep informed on current news in the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Home > Newsletters > November 2003

Ask the Doctor

Q: Is there an acupuncture treatment for bloating of the stomach following the use of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?

A: 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 effects.

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.

This Month's Articles

November 2003
Volume 1, Number 9

Alternative Therapy for Menopausal Women

Herbal Product Websites May Be Misleading

Recent Research

Ask The Doctor

Archives

Archives 2005:   January   February   March   April


Archives 2004:
J | F | M | A | M | J | S | N | D


Archives 2003:
   | F | M | A | M | J | A | O | N | D

 
 
All Contents Copyright 1996-2014 Cyber Legend Ltd. All rights reserved.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms and Conditions. All logos, service marks and trademarks belong to their respective owners.