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Alternative Treatments for Constipation

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Constipation:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Constipation may include:

  • Dietary fiber
  • Hydration
  • Citrus peel
  • Citrus juice
  • Olive oil
  • Canola oil
  • Psyllium (fiber supplement)
  • Colon massage
  • Prune juice
  • Cascara sagrada
  • Triphala
  • Aloe for internal use
  • Magnesium
  • Choline citrate
  • Exercise
  • Apples
  • Cranberries
  • Quercetin
  • Bioflavonoids
  • Pectin
  • Caffeine
  • Prunes
  • Figs
  • Honey
  • Okra
  • Oranges
  • Plantains
  • Rhubarb
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Bulgur
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Modest caffeine intake
  • Castor oil
  • Raisins
  • Acupressure
  • Senna
  • Regular bathroom habits
  • Laughing
  • Relaxation therapy
  • Reduce stress
  • Bran, applesauce and prune juice
  • Hot milk and ghee
  • Yoga
  • Dietary changes
  • Ayurvedic dietary changes
  • Nux vomica homeopathic remedy
  • Bryonia homeopathic remedy
  • Alumina homeopathic remedy
  • Opium homeopathic remedy
  • Sulphur homeopathic remedy
  • Natrum muriaticum homeopathic remedy
  • Silica homeopathic remedy
  • Warm water compress over anal area
  • Acupuncture
  • Yams
  • Cucumber
  • Nuts with large glass of water
  • Pine nuts with large glass of water
  • Sesame seeds with large glass of water
  • Flaxseeds with large glass of water
  • Apple and aloe vera juice on empty stomach
  • Potato juice
  • Qigong mind-body exercise
  • Run Chang Wan Chinese herb
  • Regular bathroom habit
  • Avoid antacids that contain calcium or aluminum
  • Avoid laxatives as an easy solution
  • Honey in large glass of water on empty stomach
  • Investigate whether your condition is a side effect from a medication
  • High-fiber muffins
  • Over-the-counter laxatives occasionally
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil
  • Chinese rhubarb
  • White fo-ti, Chinese herbal supplement
  • Investigate whether your condition is due to excessive calcium or iron supplementation
  • Real Willard Water (antioxidant)
  • Water on empty stomach
  • Prunes, raisins or dates soaked in water
  • Papaya
  • Beets
  • Molasses
  • Flaxseed sprinkled on cereal
  • Brewer's yeast supplement
  • Wheat germ
  • Escarole
  • Spinach

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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