What is constipation?
There are 4 basic types of constipation described are:
- infrequent stools
- hard stools
- difficulty passing stools (straining)
- sense of incomplete emptying after a bowel movement.
The reason behind each of these “types” of constipation is different, and the strategy for each needs to be customized. Constipation can be followed by diarrhea. This pattern has been connected with the more severe disorder of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). And the most serious case of constipation is complete impaction, where stool hardens in the rectum and no passage of stool results.
As we age, our bowel movement reduce. Whereas, the majority of people have a bowel movement, daily, a little less than 50% of the grown-up population, have the benefit of regularity. The other half are irregular and do not have bowel movements every day.
Quick Constipation Assessment
- Healthy bowel movement: regular daily bowel movement.
- Constipation is considered a real problem when there are fewer than three bowel movements per week.
- At what time, constipation is critical; people will experience less than one bowel movement per week.
Medical specialists embrace the point that there is no medical explanation to having a bowel movement daily. Additionally, they have determined not having a bowel movement for 2-3 days does not cause discomfort, only mental concern for some people. Medical scientists and doctors hold there is no proof that “toxins” amass when bowel movements are sporadic or that constipation results in cancer. This statement is contrary to natural and Chinese herbs practitioner(s). However, the discomfort needs be resolved and the most effective source of relief and correction comes Chinese herbs for constipation.
It is vital to distinguish acute (recent onset) constipation from chronic (long term) constipation. You need to approach your health practitioner with your constipation concerns regarding the following:
- Acute constipation needs immediate assessment because a serious medical illness may be the underlying cause (e.g., tumors of the colon).
- Additionally, constipation needs to be assessed if it occurs with serious symptoms such as rectal bleeding, abdominal pain and cramps, nausea and vomiting, and involuntary weight loss.
- In comparison, the assessment of chronic constipation may not need attention, especially, if simple aid brings relief.
OK! THE NATURAL MEDICINE EXPLANATION
WHAT IS THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF CONSTIPATION & WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO CORRECT THE IMBALANCE?
While the medical model describes and defines the condition of constipation, it is not clear what the underlying causation is. To declare there is inflammation or infection underpinning constipation may not be the whole story. Though there may be inflammation, its important to understand the precondition and unseen phenomena creating this toxic condition.
The comparison of weather and condition will provide us the understanding of what is happening with constipation. When its hot and dry, we have dessert conditions. What happens is that everything dries up. When the environment is cold and damp then the conditions are boggy-everything is moist. When these conditions occur in the elimination tracts, then our fecal matter is transformed. If our descending colon and rectum are too hot then its dries our elimination. The result is that it becomes dry and hardened. It also slows down due to excess friction and lack of lubricating mucous. Chinese herbs for constipation will counter the above conditions.
FOOD THERAPY FOR CONSTIPATION
To counteract this drying process, ingest cooling food and herbs. Nutritional Food therapy such as: salads, green beans, spinach, etc. and cooling fruit like melons,pineapple, etc.
Bitter Gourd (Wild
Green bean (string)
Sweet Apricot Seed
|Cooling Addl. Foods
Tea (Green, Oolong,
Mung beans & sprouts
Wheat & barley grass
Chinese herbs for constipation and eating a diet that cools the lower colon will change the sufferer back to a regular status within 24-72 hours.