My 5-year old is severely constipated - can TCM help?
I would like to ask Dr. Rathberger if TCM has any cures for constipation in a young child? My 5 year old is severely constipated, and we are trying edemas, some liquid that the doctor sent him and prune juice to very little success. Is there a natural way to address this? We spend hours in the bathroom and he is clearly in a lot of pain.
Of course TCM can help children dealing with constipation. Basically, the treatment that we apply is herbal medicine in combination with Tuina massage. TCM offers wonderful results within a short term treatment (it could be effective within 3 days). The herbal decoction depends on your child's condition: please see a TCM doctor and do not self-medicate. As part of the TCM approach, it is also recommended to limit the consumption of sweets and to favor veggies and fruits.