Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal problems, which causes discomfort and tension in our digestive system. Its presence indicates that there is an imbalance in the bowel function, however this condition is usually temporary. If constipation persists then chronic constipation may have an underlying pathology.
The etiology is multifactorial. These factors include not enough fluid consumption, poor diet, lack of physical activity, various diseases, as well as long-term use of laxatives or side effects of certain medications.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, constipation is mainly due to the stagnation of internal heat and dryness of the body. This of course results in dehydration, stagnation of energy flow from emotional disorders, lack of qi or blood energy from internal injury, stress and lack of exercise.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective therapeutic approach for constipation. By accurately locating the problem and the type of constipation, the application of the appropriate personalized acupuncture treatment, corrects the corresponding imbalance and alleviates the symptoms. This not only results in the correction of the disease, but it also enhances and improves digestion.