Constipation – Chronic

Constipation occurs when bowel movements become difficult or less frequent. The normal length of time between bowel movements ranges widely from person to person. Some people have bowel movements three times a day, and others, only a few times a week. Going longer than three days without a bowel movement is always considered too long. After three days, the stool or feces become harder and more difficult to pass. In Chinese medicine we consider there to be two types constipation. One is caused by an excess condition and the other is considered to be more of a Deficient-type constipation is defined as chronic or habitual constipation, this type usually shows up in people who are thin, with a pale completion, after a surgery, pregnancy, and in the elderly. Deficient type constipation stems from yin deficiency and a lack of fluids in the bowels and intestines which leads to deficiency heat drying up the bowels even more. The treatment protocol here is to Moisten the intestines, unblock the bowels, tonify the yin and blood, and cool deficiency heat. Chinese herbs can be very helpful in this situation. So if your looking for a more modern day formula to Moisten the intestines, unblock the bowels, tonify the yin, and cool deficiency heat Look for a formula containing one or more of the following herbs:

Bai Zi Ren which helps to moisten the intestines and unblock the bowels

Tao Ren which lubricates the large intestine and direct the qi downward

Jue Ming Zi which moistens the intestines and facilitates the passage of stools