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Stop Constipation with Acupuncture

Chicago Stop Constipation with Acupuncture

If you’ve ever been constipated for a period of time, you know how bad it can hold you back from participating in flowing fun. Did you know that many over-the-counter drugs will continue their effects long after your bowels are free to flow smoothly once again? There is, however, an alternative to this red-light-green-light bowel problem and that is acupuncture. Although long term constipation should be examined by a physician to ensure that nothing more serious is jamming you up, acupuncture has been known to be very effective in reducing constipation.

At Progressive Acupuncture Wellness Center in Chicago, we understand how the feeling of constipation can have a preventative effect on people. That is why we take every precaution when helping to promote blood flow and bowel system flow. If you’re being held back in the restroom, call our Chicago office at (773) 786-9119 and schedule an appointment. However, please hold your call until you’re not in the restroom any longer.

As a viable source of treating patients with constipation, acupuncture has had very positive results in helping patients obtain relief from their chronic bowel congestion. In fact, many patients who come to our office in Chicago with this condition are often experiencing infrequent bowel movements. After several acupuncture treatments, many of the patients—who did not have a serious bowel issue—were unplugged and experienced three to four bowel activities within a week. Often times, our patients continue to experience relief long after our treatment.

According to Chinese medicine, two types of constipation can be caused: Excess type and Deficiency type. Excess type of constipation includes heat constipation and Qi constipation; whereas, deficiency type of constipation includes cold constipation and blood deficiency constipation. We will save you from the details of these different types of constipation. However, it is important to understand how these can occur to regular, healthy people. Heat constipation can be a result of dehydration or extremely hot weather, and cold constipation can be a result of hypothermia or experiencing cold conditions for a long period of time, which both cause the muscles around the bowels to contract. Qi constipation, on the other hand, can be a result of unrest, anxiety, or being in an uncomfortable environment, which will, again, cause the muscles and bowels to contract and act as a damn. Deficiency constipation is when something more serious is happening in the body such as blood deficiency or lack of blood flow and it often causes dizziness and palpitations, shortness of breath, and erratic sweating. Regardless of the type of constipation that you are experiencing, rest assured that acupuncture can help in one way or another.

Constipation is a common condition, but it becomes a blocking issue when it continues over a long period of time. At Progressive Acupuncture Wellness Center in Chicago, we can provide you with beneficial treatment that will help you respond when the urge to unload arises. Call (773) 786-9119 today and allow acupuncture to be the alternative to those pesky medications and over-the-counter drugs to relieve your discomfort. Call Progressive Acupuncture Wellness Center in Chicago at (773) 786-9119 to schedule an appointment today, so we can help you pull out all the stops.

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