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Constipation
What is it?
Irregular and infrequent small, hard motions are the usual signals of constipation. Causes are lack of fibre in food, eating too much meat or dairy produce, not drinking enough fluids, lack of exercise, ignoring the call of nature.
Symptoms:
infrequent hard motion
Conventional Practice:
Bran is now approved by doctors for constipation. They will recommend a diet containing plenty of fluids and fibre. Laxatives or suppositories may be prescribed.
Alternative Treatments:
  Herbal Medicine
  The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself. Tribes still use their traditional knowledge of plant and their healing properties passed on from generation to generation. The armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids took a daily ration of garlic to ward off the pestilential fevers and infections that were rife at the time. More Info
  Naturopathy
  Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
  Homoeopathy
  Homoeopathy aims to treat the whole person. Illness is seen as a sign of disharmony or inner imbalance. More Info
  Reflexology
  Reflexologists treat diseases in parts of the body they claim to be related to reflex areas. It is thought that illness occurs when energy channels in the body are blocked, causing damage to one area or another. Massage is aimed at destroying these blocks, allowing the energy to flow freely again and so heal the damage. More Info
   



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