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Traditional chinese medicine for fecal impaction?

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
37 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not sure: Many of our medicines are derived from plants in our environment. If traditional chinese medicine means using some herbs with mild laxative effect (we still have these in our natural food stores!), more water intake, and perhaps a gentle enema, that seems reasonable. However, i can't see how acupuncture would aid. If this doesn't improve quickly, see your doctor: there may be a more serious cause.
Answered on May 5, 2016
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