Stool So­lu­tion

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Iread that pa­tients with con­sti­pa­tion found re­lief by per­form­ing per­ineal self-acu­pres­sure – ap­ply­ing pres­sure to the per­ineum, the area be­tween the anus and gen­i­tals. Is it true? Sudha Pil­lai, Mum­bai

Acu­pres­sure in the per­ineum stim­u­lates the con­trac­tions of the per­ineal body and can help loosen the anal sphinc­ter. In case of con­sti­pa­tion, due to tight­ness of the sphinc­ter, this is a useful tech­nique. It is useful in chil­dren when they do not want to pass stool be­cause it is hard and painful. It may be used in adults as well to soften hard stool in the rec­tum and help ex­pel it.

Dr Manik G Hi­ranan­dani, Acupuncturist

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