Constipation is a condition of the digestive system that as many as 1 in 5 people, and no less than 1 in 2 women, unfortunately struggle with at some point. And yet, seeking medical attention when the symptoms become chronic or even speaking about the condition remains difficult for many.

With acupuncture, laser acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tuina massage and naturopathic treatment, we can help you to resolve symptoms of your constipation.  

Signs & Symptoms of Constipation

Constipation is the term used to describe difficulty in passing stools, and can involve any of the following symptoms:

  • Infrequent, painful bowel movements
  • The inability to empty the bowels completely
  • Excessively dry stools with a strong smell
  • Bloating and gas


People who experience chronic constipation are also at risk of developing haemorrhoids, which are signaled by pain, swelling and itching around the anus, and the appearance of blood in the toilet or on the toilet paper.

Causes of Constipation

In our experience, the most common causes of constipation include:

How we treat Constipation

Under normal circumstances, bowel movements should be regular and free of pain and discomfort. At the Nei Jing center in Jerusalem, we are very experienced in using methods from Traditional Chinese Medicine to diagnose and treat the underlying imbalances at the root of any irregularities. Our practitioners will design a treatment plan that may combine

  • Acupuncture and laser acupuncture,
  • Chinese herbs,
  • Tuina massage and cupping,
  • Reflexology and naturopathic advice

in order to rebalance the body and ease symptoms.

For a consultation meeting please call


Lead Practitioner
Shimon Paul Friedlander

People Say

For a long time I didn’t believe that constipation could be caused by stress alone, but it happened to me, when I started a new job where I was in charge of several people. I started to have constipation very often, a lot of bloating. I became very worried when I started to see blood appear sometimes, and decided to try acupuncture, because I wanted to try a natural treatment before anything else. It really, really helped. I also changed my diet and started to exercise a little more, and I’m feeling a lot better now.
Tomas A.

People Say

When I reached menopause, the doctor I was seeing advised me to eat more dairy, to get more calcium from food. I didn’t make the link between this change and the constipation problems I started to have at the time, before I was asked about my diet during my first consultation at Nei Jing. Stress was also involved, I think, so even after I stopped, it took some time for my digestion to go back to what it used to be, and acupuncture helped a lot for that.
Teresa L.