Constipation is a symptom, not a disease. Methods of treating constipation depend on the underlying cause and the duration that it has been present. But there are ways you can relieve yourself of constipation at home. It is important to keep in mind, however, that if you’re suffering from other side effects, you should schedule an appointment to see your doctor as soon as you can
In the US, people spend more than $250 million on constipation medications a year.
1. Alleviating constipation
Constipation occurs due to dehydration in the colon. Keeping the body properly hydrated means that less water gets withdrawn from the colon. This keeps your stool soft and allows it to pass easier. It is advisable to drink at least 8 glasses of water every day for the body’s metabolism to work smoothly.
POINT – CV 6
The Conception Vessel 6 (CV 6) is located 3 finger widths under your belly button. To stimulate your bowels, use your fingers to firmly press on this area for 30 seconds. While you are stimulating, keep your eyes closed and breath normally.
Additionally, pressing this pressure point can also soothe digestive issues, gas, menstrual cramps, and rectal pains.
Eat Fibre No fibre, no poop! Eat enough of fiber to keep constipation at bay. Eat berries, beans, flaxseed, brown rice and prunes regularly.