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Constipation
Constipation is marked by difficult bowel movement or no bowel movement over two days.  It can be classified into constipation of the excess type and deficiency type.
【Treatment】
(1) Acupuncture
Treating principles: To regulate qi of the fu-organs

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Prescription: Dachangshu (BL25), Tianshu (ST25), Zhigou (TE6), Shangjuxu (ST37)
Subsidiary points:
Accumulation of heat—Hegu (LI4), Quchi (LI11)
Stagnation of qizhongwan (CV12), xingjian (LR2)
Deficiency of qi and blood—Pishu (BL20), Weishu (BL21)
Constipation due to cold—Shenque (CV8) and Qihai (CV6) (moxibustion)
(2) Electro-Acupuncture: Sparse and dense waves are adopted.
(3) Ear Acupuncture: rectum (HX2), large intestine (CO7), brain (AT3,4i).
【Remarks】
It is most effective for constipation.  If a patient does not respond to acupuncture therapy, the underlying cause should be explored.


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