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  • Writer's pictureGaby Rockett

Constipation and how Reflexology helps...

Updated: Mar 12, 2019

Many people who have been diagnosed with 'IBS' are actually suffering from chronic constipation. Although they may not realise it themselves. We should have at least one bowel movement a day; there should be plenty of bulk (no 'goat droppings'!), and no straining, pain or blood in the stool.

The benefit of Reflexology is improved circulation throughout the body, allowing for proper contraction of the large intestine (bowel) muscles bringing about a natural, regular bowel rhythm without the use of laxatives. There are also some hand reflexology techniques which we can share with you which will have a quick effect on the bowel.

A holistic approach to constipation is necessary and the following should also be considered. A diet with adequate fibre/bulk and keeping hydrated is key to maintaining regular, healthy bowel movements. A typical Western diet is a major trigger of diverticular disease. Drinking cow’s milk also causes issues as we lack the digestive enzymes needed to digest cow’s milk, and it can therefore be the trigger of ulcerative colitis. Switching to goat’s milk products should be considered. Wheat and gluten are found in most breads, cakes, pastries, biscuits and breakfast cereals etc. is a very acidic food and is regarded as a food allergen suspect. Gold Linseed as fibre/bulking agent is considered a good choice but no wheat bran.

An overgrowth of Candida Albicans is believed to be involved in any bowel problems so introducing Kyolic garlic and a Acidophilus into the diet can help with the overgrowth of yeast and keep the bowel clean and healthy.

Disclaimer: We will never suggest that you take yourself off any prescribed medication or treatment. Always consult your doctor.

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