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Chronic Constipation

Constipation usually occurs after we alter our lifestyle (i.e., travel, on vacation, new job, pregnancy or after illness). A specific pathological reason (i.e, obstruction of Hypothyroidism) can be ruled out by your physician. The contributing factors that affect your bowel movements are to maintain your daily liquid intake and diet.

What are the normal bowel functions and its daily habits? A normal movement ranges from once daily, twice daily, to once every other day with quality stool. In Chinese medicine, it is a natural phenomena and a necessary function for the body to detoxify. The frequency of bowel movements is important. If you observe that your daily movement is less than once every 2 days, consider it normal like a good yellow light to your digestive health and intestinal energy. The quality of stool should also warrant attention (i.e., too dry, too wet, black in color). The process of the movement should be a smooth discharge in a certain length of time without any major complaints (i.e., bloating, painful cramps, bleeding, and hemorrhoids).

The important thing is to best manage the causes of your chronic constipation. Here are a few steps you can try before trying any medicine or laxatives.

  1. Drink (sip, swish, hold a little and swallow) at least 6 to 8 glasses of liquid (water or other liquids) throughout the day. Frequency is the key. If you have to urinate every 1-2 hours, you may be drinking too much, too fast, too frequently. If it burns, smells funny, or you urinate every 5-6 hours (or longer), you may be dehydrated.

  2. Add/increase the fiber content in your diet (i.e., fresh fruits and vegetables, fiber supplements with psyllium).

  3. Engage in some regular exercise (i.e., Qi-Cong breathing, lower abdominal massage for bowel, exercise for digestion energy).

  4. Set aside a specific time every day for trying a bowel movement.

  5. Avoid regular or prolonged use of milk of magnesia or mineral oil. If constipation continues, occasionally use it at bedtime.

  6. Avoid irritating enemas such as those containing soapsuds. Such enemas are advised in preparation for certain x-rays or endoscopic examinations of the colon and have no place in daily life.

  7. Avoid enemas in general. A thorough cleansing of the colon by either laxative or enema, actually contributes to constipation problems.

  8. If you constipation does not improve, see your physician or Master Lee today.

I can successfully treat you in my office for chronic constipation. I have over 40+ years of experience and acupuncture for these types of complaints are highly effective.

The essence of Chinese medicine states that you made yourself sick and you can heal yourself too. You will see improvement in less than 6 visits. The first few visits will take up to 2 hours for each office visit. I will examine, diagnose, educate and treat you in the same time. If you are willing to take charge of your own health, I promise you it works.

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We have over 40 years of practical experience in acupuncture, eastern medicine and pharmacy. Our clinic, Mr. Lee and his father Dr. Lee developed the Home Healing Kit for people who are willing to learn how to take charge of their daily health. The healing system will help with the prevention and healing of chronic constipation without having to take drugs daily. It is designed to relieve complaints that many people have everyday. Mr. Lee will teach clients how to use the heating sticks on specific points unique to their problems. It is an easy, economical and effective way to heal yourself at home. You can order the kit by contacting our office today.

If you take medication daily or spend $50 dollars or more each month for chronic constipation, you must see me or order my home healing kit right now or ASAP.

We have a home healing kit specifically for those with chronic constipation.  Click here for more information.

Check out the testimonials section for comments from our satisfied clients with Chronic Constipation.

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