Constipation can affect up to 30% of people to some degree. One of the most common causes is called “functional constipation”, when waste moves too slowly through the colon. Other reasons can include Bowel stricture, (a narrowing of the colon), Nerve or pelvic muscle problems and certain conditions such as Diabetes and hypothyroidism
Some people experience constipation to such an extent that it interrupts their daily life and causes significant bloating and pain. At Well Being Dublin the aim of treatments with Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy is to relieve gastrointestinal discomfort and pain, address any underlying issues and restore equilibrium.
The cornerstone of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is what we call “pattern differentiation.” As informed by this diagnostic framework, Anne don’t simply treat named diseases, she treats patterns. Patterns are groups of signs and symptoms, and the patterns identified in Chinese medicine have been used to help billions of people for thousands of years.
Compared to conventional approaches to mental health, Traditional Chinese Medicine has a unique approach to constipation.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, conditions such as back pain could reflect as both physical and mental disharmony within the individual and are reflective of an individual “Pattern of Disharmony”.
No matter if a client is attending for acupuncture, herbal medicine or naturopathy, a treatment plan will be based on a personalised in-depth consultation to first evaluate causality and identity this “Pattern”.
The initial consultation takes account of all possible contributions or influences with regards to constipation. (e.g. diet and lifestyle factors, stressors, surgical adhesions, family history, environmental factors, medications, etc.).
A personalized treatment plan will be put in place then to reducing acute symptoms and restore equilibrium to the body; to improve overall mental health and overall wellness.
That’s considering the principle that T.C.M and holistic medicine in general is a mind/body medicine which aims to optimise the health and wellbeing of the whole person.
Well Being Dublin Strategies
- Acupuncture (e.g. points such as SJ 6, LI4, LI 11, ST 36, BL 21 etc)
- T.C.M. Modalities (e.g Cupping, Moxa, Gua Sha )
- Herbal medicine (e.g topical / ingestion via personalised tincture)
- Dietary healing/superfoods/supplements
- Naturopathic support/ Home self-care instruction (E.g. Acupressure, Self Shaitsu)
- Clients shop, exclusively for clients – supplemental home care, supports for healing in your own hands.