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Herbs For Constipation

One of the major complaints during your weight loss program is constipation.  Austin Acu Services offers herbal therapy to relieve you of your condition.  Oriental Medicine differentiates the pattern that causes your ailments.  We treat the pattern, not the symptom.  This is the strength that Oriental Medicine holds.  Below are different causes of constipation in Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis along with treatment protocols.  Each patient might have a different cause for their individual ailments.

Constipation due to Heat in the Large Intestine

Symptoms Include:
Abdominal Pain, constipation with bad breath, discharge of blood from anus, discharge of solid, dry, and hard stools, discharge of sticky, muddy stools with a rotten and bad smell, dry sensations in the mouth, swelling of the gums, dry lips, pain in anus with swelling and burning sensations, short and reddish streams of urine, yellow stools with bad smell
Treatment Principle
Clear Heat and Lubricate the Intestines
Herbal Formula
Ma Zi Ren Wan or Zeng Yi Cheng Qi Tang
Food Therapy
Preserved Duck Egg, Bitter Endive, Salt, Spinach, Strawberry, Bamboo Shoot, Cucumber, Job's tears, Mung Bean, Peppermint, Purslane, Sesame Oil and Apple


Constipation due to Cold in the Large Intestine
Symptoms Include:
Severe Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Rumbling, Clear and Long Streams of Urine, Cold Hands and Feet, Difficult Bowel Movements, Discharge of Sticky, Muddy Stools
Treatment Principle
Warm the Large Intestine and Promote Bowel Movements
Herbal Formula
Ji Chuan Jian
Food Therapy
Capers, Cayenne Pepper, Fresh Ginger, Star Anise, White or Yellow Mustard Seed, White or Yellow Mustard, Chicken, Clove, Nutmeg, Black and White Pepper


Constipation due to Qi Deficiency

Symptoms Include:
Abdominal Pain, Soft Stools, Dizziness, Headache, Sweaty Hands and Feet, Shortness of Breath, Swallowing Difficulty, Weak Voice
Treatment Principle
Strengthen the Energy and Promote Bowel Movement
Herbal Formula
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
Food Therapy
Apple, Cucumber, Carrot, Chestnut, Job's Tears, Squash, String Bean



Constipation due to Blood Deficiency

Symptoms Include:
Abdominal Pain, Hard Stool, Difficult Bowel Movement, Dizziness, Dry lips, Fatigue, Fever, Feeling Miserable, Headache, Dizziness, Blurry Vision, Night Sweats, Palpitations, Sleeplessness, Spasms, Dry Skin, Pale Complexion
Treatment Principle
Nourish the Blood and Lubricate the Large Intestine
Herbal Formula
Run Chang Wan
Food Therapy
Asparagus, Cuttlefish, Chicken Egg, Beef Liver, Beef, Cherries


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