Constipation: relaunch its transit with alternative medicines: In recent times, your intestinal transit shows signs of laziness? You feel bloated? For those who do not want to resort to chemical treatment, know that some alternative medicines can give a little boost to nonchalant intestines. Focus on the various natural methods whose laxative virtues can effectively relieve your intestinal discomfort.

Constipation: relaunch its transit with alternative medicines
Constipation: relaunch its transit with alternative medicines

The Diet

In most cases, constipation results from a food imbalance that results in a lack of fiber intake. Diet is therefore of primordial character to relieve these unpleasant intestinal ailments. To ensure a regular transit, it is better to prefer fruits and vegetables and avoid fatty and sweet products. In the case of temporary discomfort, be aware that green vegetables or citrus fruits have a laxative power superior to others. Also, if certain foods such as raw vegetables facilitate transit, they nevertheless cause bloating. A nutritionist can help you adapt your diet to your lifestyle.

Homeopathy

This therapeutic technique based on the administration of active principles at infinitesimal dosages presents good results in the case of constipation. Moreover, many homeopathic medicines exist and are associated with one another according to the clinical signs and the state of health of the patient. The pellets most often recommended in case of constipation are:

  • Nux vomica,
  • Hydrastis,
  • Graphites,
  • Ignatia,
  • Anacardium,
  • Lycopodium,
  • Alumina.

Each of these remedies has its indications. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to consult a homeopathic doctor who will prescribe a personalized treatment.

Acupuncture

From Chinese medicine, acupuncture involves implanting fine needles into natural areas that need to be stimulated. Used for centuries, this natural method has widely demonstrated its affirmative action on intestinal transit. Some sessions are usually sufficient to tone the digestive system and to stimulate the intestinal motility which favors the evacuation of the stools. In addition to this, acupuncture has relaxing and soothing virtues that are extremely favorable for relaxing the digestive system. It is important to know that stress and anxiety can be the cause of constipation.

Phytotherapy

Many plant species appear to be able to restore intestinal transit deemed too slow. Moreover, many 100% natural laxative substances flourish on the stalls of pharmacists. Among the central plants with tonic, digestive and laxative properties are mauve flowers, flax seeds, psyllium seeds, Bourdain, aloe, senna or buckthorn. Like all laxatives, these products can have irritating effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using.

The massages

To stimulate the so-called “lazy” intestines, the mechanical action is sometimes the most effective. Indeed, constipation results from a slowing down, or even a complete stop, of the peristaltic movements which lead the stools to the rectum from which they will be evacuated. To restore some momentum to your colon, your hands can be a formidable tool. Lie on your back and massage your belly, around the navel, by rotating them clockwise for a quarter of an hour.

Physiotherapy

When constipation is induced by muscle malfunction of the perineum and anus, the only physiotherapy is indicated. It aims to re-educate these muscles using exercises of successive and repetitive contractions and relaxations of the sphincters and the perineum. It can also be practiced with an anal probe that allows the patient to become acutely aware of the dysfunction and to remedy it by itself by modifying the mechanisms of muscular contractions that hinder its transit. This practice is mainly advocated following childbirth.