This Newsletter will cover the main causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of Constipation through Naturopathy, Yoga, Diet and Lifestyle modification and other Natural therapeutics.
Constipation is a condition of the digestive system where an individual has hard faeces that are difficult to expel.In this condition the bowels do not move regularly, or are not completely emptied.
“Constipation can undermine the whole body including the immune system and it is now known that irregular bowel movements can be directly related to serious health conditions as well as emotions issues”.
It is important to understand the cause of constipation – there could be an underlying illness or condition.
The most common medications to cause constipation are:
Diseases like Parkinson’s disease, stroke, spinal cord injuries, diabetes, poor glycemic control, and hypothyroidism etc. tend to slow down the movement of faeces through the colon, rectum, or anus can cause constipation.Constipation also occurs in people with cancer, mainly due to pain medications and chemotherapy. Or if a tumor blocks, squeezes the digestive system
There are certain ways to ease the symptoms of constipation without using medication dealing with constipation before it becomes chronic & causes further discomfort.
1. Enema cleanses the colon and very useful in constipation. Neem water enema should be taken once or twice in a week.
2. Daily mud pack over abdomen in the morning & evening for 20 to 30 minutes.
3. Abdomen pack for 30 minutes is useful in constipation, the pack should not be very tight.
4. Cold hip bath in the morning & evening for 20-30 minutes daily.
5. Cold friction bath taken daily in the morning.
6. Laghu shankhaprakshalan once a week is beneficial.
7. Practice of Agnisara kriya and breathing through right swara is found specially beneficial.
Practising yoga daily can help to make bodily processes more regular, including the passing of stools. Under the supervision of yoga therapist practise of following asana is considered useful in constipation- Suryanamaskar, Tadasana, Katichakrasana, Bhujangasana, Subtapavanmuktasana, Vajraasana, Utkatasana, Mayurasana.
PUSHTIMUDRA Pranayam should be practised daily in the morning & evening for 20 minutes. It should be done under qualified experienced yogacharya:-
This therapy is extremely beneficial in curing and preventing constipation , especially important result of this therapy is that it cleanses the colon, which makes the body more able to absorb nutrients from food.
By Dr. Nandini Bharadwaj
Consultant (Diet & Lifestyle)
Severe constipation can develop into more serious conditions including-
Rajesh Singh 49 yrs old businessmen from Bangkok shared his unique experience of 7 days treatment for constipation and detoxification at Yogashray Sewayatan. He was amazed to see significant change in his body after taking selective Naturopathy, Ayurveda Panchkarma therapies along with Meditation and Pranayam sessions and prescribed diet. He was also relieved for constipation and body aches.
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Editorial Board :- Yogacharya Smt. Sunita Sharma, Dr. Nandini Bharadwaj, Naturocure & Yoga expert Poonam Sharma