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Hijama / Cupping Points Treatment Plan for Chronic Constipation
Allow 2-4 weeks between sessions – longer if required. Hijama Points shown for each session should ONLY be used to guide the therapist. Body size, cup size, and any other conditions need to considered and appropriate care and attention taken. The number of sessions shown can be increased or reduced depending on the condition of the client.
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Which body part or function is involved in Chronic Constipation?
The digestive system is mainly involving in the digestion of food while complexity in simple digestion causes constipation. One of the most crucial and important steps of digestion includes the elimination of waste material such as undigested food particles and unwanted materials from the digestive tract via the anus which is also known as defecation. The bowel movements are involved in eliminating the leftover waste. The normal range of bowel movement in babies is three to four times per day while two to three times in young children. The range in adults is often different as three times per day or week.
In normal conditions, the digestive muscles pushed food from the upper part of the stomach to the lower. Here the digestive juices like HCL and enzymes such as pepsin break down the food particles and suck the nutrients from them to prepare the energy for the body. When a person takes high fats and sugar or gets infected, these unhealthy eating habits and inflammation because of infection cause loss of the proper functioning of large intestines thus causing extra absorption of water and bowel movement is disturbed. Due to which the normal frequency of bowel movement decreases that will makes a person constipated.
Organs that are involved in constipation include the small intestine, large intestine, and colon. Although, the digestive system consists of ten parts constipation mostly occurs due to some problems in any of these three parts. The normal functioning of these organs is necessary for normal digestion while any impairment or abnormality can cause constipation and problems. The severity of constipation also depends on the range of abnormality of these digestive parts.
What are the symptoms and effects of Chronic Constipation on the body?
There are several reasons behind chronic constipation and a lot of symptoms help to recognize the severity of constipation. The symptoms may include:
- Reduced Stool: passing stool is normal three times per day/week. But if someone is passing fewer than normal range then he/she is constipated.
- Lumpy Stool: Here the severity of constipation is measured. If someone passing fewer than normal stool while the consistency of stool is hard or lumpy then it is considered as severe constipation.
- Bowel Movements: As bowel movements expel the leftover after digestion, but straining in having bowel movements is also a symptom of constipation.
- Rectum Blockage: When bowel movements are disturbed, a person feels a blockage in the rectum and you can’t completely empty the stool from your rectum.
If anybody has experienced one to two of the above symptoms for the last three months, it may be considered chronic constipation. Severe chronic constipation can lead to other health issues.
Some complications include:
Hemorrhoids: it is a condition in which inflammation causes in the veins of the rectum leading to swelling and pain. In hemorrhoids, mainly the anus and lower part of the rectum become damaged. Sometimes, the walls of blood vessels stretch so thin and veins get bulge and irritated. Hemorrhoids are also named piles.
Anal Fissures: When you have constipation, you pass hard or large stools during a bowel movement that may cause anal fissure, a small tear, in the thin and moist tissue that lines the anus. Sometimes, it causes pain and bleeding with bowel movements.
Diverticulitis: Inflammation or infection of pouches that form in your intestines. There may be several reasons behind it but most commonly it is caused by constipation.
Fecal Impaction: This is the most painful condition when the hard mass of stool is stuck so badly in your colon or rectum that you can not push it out. It is as severe as it can cause grave illness or even death of a person. This is commonly found in those who have disturbances in their bowel movements.
What changes in diet can help improve symptoms of Chronic Constipation?
There are several nutritional tips to manage chronic constipation. In this condition, one should avoid eating high fat and sugar diet because the glucose molecules present in sugar cause disturbance in bowel movement. Increasing intake of fiber and fluid may help you to improve your severity of constipation and keeps the bowel movement regular.
While spicy food intake should be limited during constipation because it may cause problems in your gastrointestinal tract. Take fruits like bananas, apples, and strawberries because they are easy to digest.
Changes in lifestyle which can help Chronic Constipation
Chronic constipation also leads to the indigestion of food. Most people also experience burning in the digestive tract with constipation drinking 3.5 to 4.5-liter water daily and exercise to increase the flow of blood to the muscles in the digestive system is helpful. When the digestive system works efficiently, constipation will also be cured.
Possible alternative remedies for Chronic Constipation
Natural home remedies for constipation include eating fiber, drinking coffee (especially caffeinated), and use of herbal laxatives (especially Senna). An increase in intake of dietary fiber will increase the frequency of bowel movements and help to pass it quickly through the digestive system and also improve stool frequency.