Treating The Digestive System Part 1
Your digestive system is very sensitive to the rest of your body systems and can bee upset not just by what you put into your body but by how you feel and react to things.
Constipation occurs when the bowel experiences difficulty eliminating stools. It may be caused by a diet too rich in refined foods and lacking wholegrain or it can be stress related. Frequent use of laxatives can make the problem worse. The best option is a change in diet. If the constipation is chronic then your entire dietary choices may need a radical overhaul, for which it’s best to contact a qualified nutritionist for advice. Therapies to relive stress will also help where this is the underlying cause and regular exercise will get your bowels moving again. Also remember to drink at least two litres of water per day.
Aromatherapy massage of the abdomen is an effective treatment when combined with stimulating oils of black pepper, rosemary or sweet fennel.
Note that if you notice any blood in your stools or pain when passing bowel motions, you should inform your doctor.
Massage an oil blend clockwise onto your abdomen.