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.
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
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.