Chronic constipation
When bowel movements turn into agony

“I always feel stuffed, even between meals.” “I often need to push until it hurts.” “I never feel that my bowels have completely emptied.”

This or a similar experience is what people report with regard to their constipation and their incomplete bowel movements.

Bowel movements don’t go easily and do not occur daily. The stool is dry and hard. The compacted bowel generates bloating, a feeling of fullness, and stomachache, and the bowel movements tend to be painful. Many people experience only small changes at first. Their bowel movements seem to be normal — they just don’t happen daily.

It makes no difference whether the trigger is undernourishment, lack of liquids, too little fat in meals, lack of exercise or metabolic imbalances.

What is the Vedic medicine point of view on constipation?

Chronic constipation from an Ayurvedic perspective.

According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, constipation starts with the loss of natural balance.

Metabolic residues develop continuously due to improper lifestyle. In the case of constipation, toxins (in Ayurveda called “Ama”) accumulate in the gastrointestinal tract. Everyone affected knows that the following experiences can serve as an amplifier or recurring trigger for the familiar symptoms: foods with too little fibre content, travel, stress or an unstable nervous system.

In Ayurveda every patient is different and so each person’s constipation varies. The Ayurvedic approach at our Centre is holistic.

What can Ayurveda do for you?

In Vedic medicine, chronic constipation is addressed by combining various treatments into a multi-faceted approach adapted to your individual situation, as determined in a comprehensive diagnosis by one of our physicians.

An integrated approach

Increasingly, patients are finding that conventional therapies alone are not enough.

They recognize that the path to recovery must take place at all levels. For example, in the case of constipation, the focus can be on the elimination of toxins and the balancing of daily nutrition as well as behavior. It is important to bring the natural regulatory principles back into a necessary balance. Dietary recommendations, helpful exercises as well as special herbal mixtures – all put together especially for you – help you to lead a more conscious lifestyle. So that your natural self-healing powers enable regular defecation again.