One of the most uncomfortable health issues is constipation. If your stool is hard and dry, and comes less then three times a week,It is strongly encouraged that you read the following regarding natural remedies for constipation as well as remedies for your babies and children.
The Home Remedy
Before spending the money to go see your doctor you should try this acupuncture technique, albeit without needles. First, locate your large intestine (below navel) . With your thumb and middle finagle at a 90 degree angle, gradually apply pressure. Continue holding for three minutes. the pressure should not be painful or uncomfortable.
There are many different natural ways to treat and cure constipation. Adding more fiber to your diet can help soften and bulk up your stools, making them easier to pass. Foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains all add fiber to your diet. Also the amount of fluids you consume can affect constipation. Drinking more water softens your stool. Remember to watch your consumption of alcoholic beverages and caffeinated beverages such as coffee and cola drinks, which can be dehydrating. In general, drinking enough water is one of the most important health tips you can follow. Over the counter fiber, either in powder or capsule form can also be very effective at relieving constipation. Additionally, there are herbs that can benefit as well.
Herbal laxatives or anthropoid laxatives include herbs such as:
- Cascara Sagrada
Remedies for Babies
No one enjoys seeing their baby in pain. Thatis why there are plenty of ways to help your babies stool pass more smoothly. One way is the “tummy massage”. You can do this by gently massaging and rubbing your babies tummy in clockwise direction. Place your hand at your babies navel and massage in a circular motion. Another remedy is a warm bath. Also “bicycle legs” can help stools pass more comfortably. Bicycle legs are when you place your baby on their back and lightly hold their legs in a half bent position. Gently beginning to move your babies legs as if she is ridding a bicycle. Alternating “bicycle legs” with “tummy massages” can be extremely effective.
If your baby is younger tan 4 months it is especially recommended to give one to two ounces of diluted fruit juice such as grape, prune or apple-prune, twice a day and practice some of the exercise listed above. Remember to always consult with your child’s pediatrician while treating him or her.
If your child is twelve months or older you can treat them mainly the same way you would an adult, by adding high fiber foods. Some foods children particularly like include apricots, prunes, peaches, plums ,plums, peas, spinach and oatmeal cereals.
If you have been suffering discomfort due to constipation, it is possible to heal using natural and home remedies, and is even curable in babies.