Being constipated means your bowel movements are tough or happen less often than normal. Going longer than 3 or more days without one is usually too long. After 3 days, your poop gets harder and more difficult to pass. Although it’s not usually serious, you'll feel much better when your body is back on track.

    Constipation can also come in the form of stools with normal frequency but which are dry and hard, or even painful to pass. A sluggish bowel can cause not only local discomfort but also a feeling of fullness and overall sluggishness.

    In order to form an appropriate treatment for you, an initial consultation is necessary to know about your bowel habits with a general understanding of your digestion and diet. Acupuncture, together with herbal medicine, can encourage easier passage of stools as well as return a sense of regularity to your bowels.

    Acupuncture in conjunction with herbal medicine is useful in strengthening the overall digestive process from the metabolism of food to the absorption of nutrients. Constipation responds very well to acupuncture and herbal medicine treatment, and mostly you will start to see the improvement in 2-3 sessions.