Abdominal Distention

Abdominal distention is a feeling of fullness or pressure in the abdomen. It can be acute or chronic and is often due to gastrointestinal issues. Causes include disruption of the natural movement of qi in the body, fluid retention, constipation, and accumulation of pathogenic substances such as phlegm or dampness. These factors can combine to cause bloating and discomfort in the abdomen. Treatment with Chinese medicine often focuses on addressing the underlying causes of the distention.

Patterns of Disharmony