Tanya Smith

Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Cultivate the soil before planting the seed


Treating constipation with acupuncture can have surprisingly immediate results.

Constipation can begin in early pregnancy from the rise in natural progesterone or if a person is supplementing progesterone during fertility treatment. Progesterone slows down the muscle contractions that normally move the stool through the intestines.

Constipation can get worse if nausea leads to a decrease in fluid and dietary fiber intake. As much as possible try to drink lots of water and eat fruits, veggies and whole grains.