About 80 percent of people suffer from constipation at some time during their lives (Source: American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons). When your stool doesn’t want to leave your body, it causes constipation. Your abdomen becomes painful after a few days. Normally a person goes to the toilet daily or once every two days to have a bowel movement. When you are having trouble using the toilet, you go only once in 3-7 days. If you go once a week, your bowels are not working properly. From my former practice I remember a woman who only had one bowel movement a month. She had horrific abdominal pain! Thankfully the treatment worked well for her and she quickly was able to once again go daily. She was literally and figuratively relieved!
Female Health Problem
What I have noticed is that we are dealing here with a problem that is more prevalent among women than among men. You will read below that it is actually logical. For me, the problem of constipation is often an emotional one. It’s something we need to pay attention to.
Constipation is Holding Onto Garbage
When we realize that stools are the waste products from digested food, constipation is actually holding onto “garbage”. It is interesting to ask why your intestines don’t let go of this waste. When your stool stays inside your body for too long, your intestines start to re-absorb the waste products. This is a huge problem, because your body will then become more polluted, which creates disorders. From this, skin disorders such as eczema or psoriasis develop. In Chinese medicine, one is very alert about constipation. They know that many disorders can develop from constipation. In short: sleeping well, and pooping well are the basis for good health!
The causes: Feeling of Guilt and Perfectionism
What I noticed is that if someone had a blocked meridian of the large intestine, they were also constipated. If I treated the large intestine meridian, this person could use the toilet again. The important thing, though, was to look for the source of the meridian blockage.
Clients turned out to carry feelings of guilt or be perfectionists who feared losing control. There is a link here with carsickness!
Women who grief, such as through having had a miscarriage, appeared to be constipated more often and have a blocked large intestine meridian.
Women and the Large Intestine Meridian
Why are women more often constipated? They hold onto feelings of guilt, because they try to do too much. They fear being inadequate and they find it difficult to let go of control.
Constipation and the MIR-Method
With step 1 “Optimize acidity” and step 2 “Detox all toxicity” you encourage your body to eliminate waste products. In addition, it is important that you work in step 3 on letting go of your feelings of failure and guilt. They are often created while growing up with your father and mother. In step 4 “Clear meridians” you work on clearing your large intestine meridian so that feelings of guilt, perfectionism and fear of losing control will decrease.
Steps 5, 6, 8 and 9 support the other steps. Step 7 “Fulfill basic needs” strengthens your sense of worth, self-esteem and security. In addition you will be able to forgive yourself for what you did in the past. That was then and this is now. You can reset yourself and begin with a clean slate and… once again use the toilet!
Do you recognize what I wrote? Did you notice any improvement in your stool or your skin?
I wish for you that everything starts flowing again!
To your health!
March 31st 2014
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