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The practice of acupressure which is practiced by mostly Asian countries is also an alternative therapy against constipation. Let us take a look on nature's provisions for our healthy living.
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Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes.
(LI) Large Intestine Meridian
The main function of the Large Intestine is to receive food and drink from the Small Intestine, absorb some nutrients and fluids, and excrete the waste in the form of stools. This closely correlate with western medicine.
The Lungs and Large Intestine are interiorly/exteriorly related Yin and Yang paired organs. The Lungs descend Qi to the Large Intestine to give it the energy needed to defecate. This is displayed when Lung Qi is deficient and constipation ensues. This is very common in the elderly. Conversely, if there is constipation, the Lungs descending function is impaired. This can cause breathlessness, and hypertension
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Excess Yangming Heat
fullness in the intestines, may be pain (particularly on pressure), bad breath, thirst, T- red with yellow coat, P- slippery full
P/T – clear Heat, induce bowel movement, protect body fluids
Acupuncture – sedate, yangming, *LI 4, 11, *ST 37, 25, *SP 14
- thirst, fever – Ren 23, HT 8
- bad breath – Ren 24, PC 8
Large Intestine Qi stagnation
unfinished feeling, bitty stools, difficult to pass, bloated, belching, T- white coat, P- wiry
P/T – regulate Qi, induce bowel movement
Acupuncture – sedate, Ren, foot jueyin, Ren 12 & ST 25, *Ren 6 (move intestines), LR 2 & GB 34
- hypochondriac pain – LR 14, SJ 6
- bloating – SP 15
Spleen Stomach Qi deficiency
lack of Qi and blood can lead to Lung Qi deficiency, lack of energy to push out stool, sweating and fatigue after bowel movement, T- pale with white coat, P- thin weak
P/T – strengthen Spleen, nourish Qi, induce bowel movement
Acupuncture – tonify, moxa, BL 20, 21, SP 6, ST 36, Ren 4, BL 25 & ST 25, KI 7 & LI 4
- palpitations – PC 6
Spleen Kidney Yang deficient Cold
fatigue, coldness, dizzy, tinnitus, copious clear urine, T- pale, with white moist coat,
P- deep retarded
P/T – warm Spleen and Kidney Yang
Acupuncture – tonify , moxa, foot shaoyin and taiyin, Ren 6, KI 6, 18, BL 23, 20 & SP 6, ST 25
- excess coldness – Du 4, BL 40
- anal prolapse – Du 1, 20
chronic, rabbit stools, whole body Yin deficient signs, dryness
P/T – moisten dryness, nourish Yin
Acupuncture – Shu, foot shaoyin, KI 3, 6, BL 20, SP 6, ST 36, BL 25 & ST 25
- insomnia, palpitations – HT 7, LR 2 or 3
- dry mouth – jin jin, yue ye
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Right Food to Sweep the Goo Away
A healthy bowel movement is the result of a healthy lifestyle. If we feed ourselves with garbage, our system can become too stuck up it will result to malfunction. Here are some important tips on food to avoid constipation and at the same time relieve it.
- If life gives you lemons... squeeze the lemons and pour the juice into warm water! Refrain from putting salt or sugar. Just bear with the taste. It will surely help your bowels move faster.
- While cooking, try your best to be creative and add cumin powder and asafetida. Some ingredients to add to your grocery list can be coriander and turmeric powder. These will help your foods become readily digestible.
- Let go of what makes you stop! Therefore, say goodbye to junkfood, fastfood, readily processed foods, and everything else artificial. You might also need to say goodbye to deep frying, preserved and dried fruits and vegetables, cauliflowers, cabbages, as well as dal and some other pulses. Not unless if you want gases and toxins building up in your body! Ditch products made from processed white flour. Avoid foods such as white rice, cheese, potatoes, and sugar, because these contain complex carbohydrates. The more starch, the harder to digest. So, simply stay out of it. You can do it! You have to, if you want a healthier body.
- Do not just mix your food. It might be necessary to eat one family at a time. To be specific, do not try eating cereals, vegetables, and pulses all at one sitting. You have three meals a day to spread them out on!
Mommy Alert: Remedies for Constipation in Children
A child having constipation is perhaps one stressful event. Children are not concerned about bowel movement (they would rather play with their toys), rather, it is the mommy's job to make sure he or she gets to defecate at least once a day. So mommy, how do you do the trick?
Soy milk is also highly recommended. However, make sure the child is at home since it acts like a laxative. So do not panic if your child complains of sudden abdominal pain, it can only mean that he or she has to be rushed to the comfort room and get some flushing.
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Mommy Alert: Remedies for Constipation in Babies
Well, babies hardly complain: a cry can mean everything! So every mommy should bear in mind to keep the baby from having constipation blues.
One nice tip: avoid feeding the baby a large amount of milk all in one sitting. You can suffice for it by increasing the number of the baby's feeding times. Take into consideration the growing baby's digestive system. Giving it milk in small amounts at different times of the day will help the baby's digestive system digest the milk in small quantities, helping it digest easily.
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