Natural Treatments for Constipation

At Sophia Natural Health we can recommend Connecticut residents customized treatment plans for those suffering from Constipation. We are here to help change the course of your current health state.*

SERVING BROOKFIELD, DANBURY, RIDGEFIELD & NEARBY

If you are suffering from constipation, know that you are not alone. Constipation affects about 20% of Americans and can be caused by dehydration, lack of dietary fiber, physical inactivity, or medication side effects. Schedule an appointment with one of our professional natural health specialists at Sophia today to seek further treatment options and help relieve discomfort.*

Our Office Serving Brookfield, CT


Address:
 31 Old Rte 7, Brookfield, CT 06804

Phone: (203) 740-9300

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:30AM – 6PM
Tuesday: 11:00AM – 6PM
Wendesday: 8:30AM – 6PM
Thursday: 11:00AM – 6PM
Friday: 8:30AM – 1PM
Sat – Sun: Closed

Potential Treatments for Constipation

Constipation can be an uncomfortable condition that involves unpleasant symptoms but there are a variety of natural ways to help relieve constipation. Sophia Natural Health Center offers professional care to help guide you in the right direction to help ease these uncomfortable symptoms. A variety of treatment plans can be offered to help treat constipation ranging from dietary and lifestyle changes, frequent exercise, medications or supplements and more. Sophia will work with you individually to help great a treatment plan that is specific to your needs.

Acupuncture

We use the pain-relieving method of inserting tiny and sterilized needles into your body to try to relax you.*

Cupping

Cupping is used to encourage energy flow, by using heated glass cups along your body to pull out toxins in your qi.*

Dietary Therapy

To help prevent the harsher symptoms of an ulcer, you may be consulted on your dietary choices.

Manual Therapy

Joints and soft tissue are manipulated through massage in order to relieve pain as comfortably as possible.*

Moxibustion

To increase circulation in your body, an herb mugwort is burned to warm the area near the patient’s skin.

Tui Na

A therapeutic massage that works well in combination with acupuncture, and helps to increase the flow of blood in an area.

Diathermy

Heat therapy utilizing the deep body tissue in order to increase blood circulation and relax muscles.

Herbal Therapy

We use custom herbal remedies to treat any patient’s conditions affecting them and their natural healing power.

Lifestyle Counseling

We consult people on how their unhealthy lifestyles may affect them, such as diet and amount of exercise

Symptoms and Causes of Constipation

Constipation involves unpleasant symptoms such as discomfort when going to the bathroom, abdominal bloating, and pain due to difficulty passing stools. Constipation can be caused by a variety of things some include not enough water or fiber in your diet, changes to your diet, stress, not enough exercise, or side effects from pain medications. The most common symptoms that our patients come in with include:

  • Fewer than 3 bowel movements per week 
  • Trouble having a bowel movement 
  • Hard or small stools
  • Belly bloating
  • Stomach pain/discomfort

Your Different Treatment Options

Dietary Therapy

Our natural health specialists here at Sophia Natural Health will coach you to change your diet to help relieve your symptoms of constipation. Dehydration is a common cause for constipation as well as lack of fibers in your diet and minimal exercise. Adding more water to your daily intake can reduce constipation and keep you hydrated regularly. You may also consider eating more fiber rich meals or you can also supplement your diet with a soluble fiber such as psyllium. We work closely with each of our patients to understand their individual conditions and come up with a dietary plan that works best for their needs.

Herbal Therapy

Here at Sophia Natural Health we use custom herbal remedies to help treat constipation as well as other conditions that are affecting them.* Many over the counter laxatives have herbal ingredients that contain anthraquinones, which is a substance that stimulates the intestines by increasing peristalsis or the contraction of the intestines that helps with bowel movements. Popular herbal laxatives include:

  • Cascara sagrada (buckthorn)
  • Rhubarb 
  • Senna
  • Slippery Elm 

Our knowledgeable herbal specialists will work closely with you to find the right herbal treatment for your specific condition to help reduce constipation.*

Your Trusted Natural Specialist for Constipation

Here at Sophia Natural Health, we strive to help our patients that are suffering with constipation using holistic and natural health therapies and medications. During your initial consultation, you will meet with our health provider who will create a customized therapy plan for your specific condition. Call today for more information and to make an appointment with one of our specialists.*

*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment will vary. Sophia Natural Health Center does not guarantee certain results

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