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Traditional chinese medicine for fecal impaction?

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Thank
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Acupuncture

I have treated a couple of patients who were suffering from painful constipation (medication side effect).
Both indicated that they had satisfactory bowel movements after auricular acupuncture.

In brief: Acupuncture

I have treated a couple of patients who were suffering from painful constipation (medication side effect).
Both indicated that they had satisfactory bowel movements after auricular acupuncture.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Thank
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