Chinese Home Remedies For Constipation
You can try these Chinese home remedies for constipation on yourself - they have worked for lots of people. But remember...
...it's far better
to understand and follow the methods used in my practice that I
describe on the relieving constipation page. They're based on the wisdom
of ancient Oriental medicine and seek to stop the cause of the problem
and promote overall health, not just cause your bowels to move today.
Just causing your bowels to move today may not do anything to
improve your constipation in the future, and, in some cases, can
contribute to the underlying cause of your constipation, making it even
Having said that, here's some Chinese home remedies for constipation you may find useful...
- Soak a towel in hot water, then place it under your anus for a few minutes to stimulate bowel movement
sitting on the toilet, do deep abdominal breathing, contracting and
expanding your lower abdomen. This massages your intestines to stimulate
- Laugh a lot (watch comedy on TV, or whatever else it takes). Laughing massages your intestines to stimulate bowel movements.
- Drink 2 cups of warm water, followed by a 10-minute walk, about
20 - 30 minutes before breakfast everyday.
the same bathroom schedule everyday, 20 minutes before breakfast (even
if you can't have a bowel movement, still go through the actions).
- Eat an ounce of walnuts before bedtime every night
- Use a juicer to juice a large potato. Mix the potato juice with 1 teaspoon of honey and drink 20 minutes before breakfast
- Lubricate your intestines by eating walnuts, sesame seeds and/or peanuts
a ripe banana with a cup of cold water and a teaspoon of honey 20
minutes before breakfast (I don't recommend this unless your
constipation involves dry stools, and you are not generally fatigued)
your index finger to press a spot approximately 2 inches to the left of
your navel until it slightly aches, then continue for about 30 seconds.
This is an acupuncture point that helps constipation.
your index finger to press a spot approximately two thumb widths from
your wrist crease up the backside of your forearm. Do it for about 60
seconds (I've had several people report good results to me after
- Significantly limit excess meat and dairy products
these home remedies for constipation are more likely to be a temporary
fix. To get over constipation once and for all, following the wisdom of
ancient Oriental medicine discussed elsewhere on this site is a better
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Return To Relieving Constipation From Chinese Home Remedies For Constipation
Murray, Michael and Pizzorno, Joseph. (1991) Encyclopedia of natural medicine. Rocklin, Ca. Prima Press
Wang, Lihua. (2005). Chinese Home Remedies. Franklin Lakes, NJ. Career Press.
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