A Simple Acupuncture Protocol for Habitual Constipation

Typically in Chinese acupuncture, constipation is treated by a combination of large intestine back transport, front alarm points, and lower uniting points. Then, depending on whether the patient presents a replete or vacuous, hot or cold pattern, other points are added following the patients signs and symptoms. However, the Chinese author of this article, Dr. Shen Hai-ming, likes to use Nei Guan and Zhao Hai for habitual constipation. Zhao Hai is a transport point on the foot shao yin kidney channel.