Acupuncture for Constipation
Chinese herbs, herbal medicine and therapies can provide great relief for some of the chronic health complications. If you are looking for a natural remedy that can relieve your condition, traditional acupuncture can be an excellent resort. Acupuncture has strong effects on digestive health as well as other emotional connections.
How Acupuncture Benefits Constipation?
Acupuncture is one of the ancient alternative medicine practices, a therapy that has become popular for certain ailments. Fine needles are used at specific points of the body, pierced into the skin, for treatment.
The principle behind acupuncture is that the life force or energy, or Qi in Chinese language, flows throughout the body through channels or meridians. When Qi fails to flow freely, it leads to poor health and other complications. Hence, fine sterile needles are inserted at strategic points, also called meridians, to clear blockages and allow Qi to flow properly. This helps the symptoms subside and improves health condition.
In general, excess constipation has certain signs, which may last for a short duration, some severe symptoms, and sudden acute onset. In other cases, deficiency type of constipation occurs, which lasts for long, has mild symptoms, and slower onset.
Depending on a patient’s health and their signs and symptoms, fine needles are placed in appropriate meridians, to provide relief. Either ways, both types of constipation patients can benefit from long-term acupuncture and get rid of their symptoms. Increasing research shows that acupuncture constipation treatment can provide quick relief.
How Acupuncture for Constipation’s Treatment Works?
Acupuncture constipation ensures that patients have lesser problems and frequent easy bowel movements. It is an effective treatment that is known to reduce bowel problems in adults as well as children. Anecdotal evidence has been presented by experienced acupuncturists as well as patients.
In traditional Chinese practices, the root cause of constipation is attributed to excess or deficiency in the system. In case of sudden or severe constipation, the causes are often linked to severe medical complications that require thorough examination.
Before applying acupuncture treatment for constipation, acupuncturists distinguish between the conditions of deficiency and excess. Stagnation of life force can cause dry and difficult stools, whereas conditions of excess heat can cause elimination difficulties. In both the cases, stimulation of flow of Qi is very important to relieve constipation.
Acupuncture for treating constipation will involve the use of fine acupuncture needles and strategic placement of these needles at specific points. Needles can be placed for a long or short duration, depending on the patient. Energy points are stimulated through mild electric current or manual rotation of needles.
Real benefits of acupuncture constipation have been examined in kids who were suffering from constipation for a period of 6 months. They have shown remarkable improvement in their condition and there has been increased bowel frequency too.
It is not only acupuncture but a combination of lifestyle and diet changes that makes a big difference. Patients are advised to drink plenty of water and visit the bathroom immediately as soon as they feel pressure. Colonics and laxatives should be taken only in case of aggravating complications.
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