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Top 3 Reasons Folks Get Acupuncture… it begins with a unicorn

Top 3 Reasons Folks Get Acupuncture… it begins with a unicorn

This is the first in a series of blog posts about the most common problems people tell us about when they come for acupuncture

The first most common problem is constipation.

Forty two million Americans report having constipation, so it’s no surprise we hear about it as often as we do. Constipation is a condition where someone has “difficulty emptying the bowels.” Simply put, constipation is struggling to poop. If you’re not pooping at least once every 3 days, you’re constipated. And whether it be having no urgency to go, or difficulty passing stool, having pain and straining when you do, or even insufficient output, constipation is also linked to other discomforts. Things like headaches, back pain, bad breath, abdominal pain, loss of appeitite, hemorrhoids, a host of intestinal conditions like diverticulosis, and even tight shoulders are caused by constipation.

Self Care TipsAbdominal-Massage

There’s a lot of self help tips out there. Here’s some of our favorites for getting things moving:

  • Get regular acupuncture
  • Drink water
  • Eat enough soluble fiber: Oatmeal has the highest soluble fiber of any food. Really!
  • Breathe deeply
  • Try to relieve stress
  • Eat lacto-fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi, or take a probiotic
  • Rub your belly: it’s called “Abdominal Massage”
  • Poop in the proper posture. Yes! there’s a structural, and thus postural, component to effective elimination! Here’s more info


Squatty Potties are special designed stools that position the user into optimal squatting posture. (And when not in use they tuck out of the way.) Intrigued? You can order a Squatty Potty stool through our website. To get the best discounts, select one of the “Buy It Now” products below. Want a different look for your loo? There’s more products to see and choose from on the Squatty Potty website.

More Info


Belly Rubs: Nursing Article on Abdominal Massage

Home Remedies for Constipation Relief

Medical Studies on Pooping Posture and Constipation

Biomechanics of Poop Posture. What?

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Monday: 2:30PM – 6:30PM

Tuesday: telehealth only

Wednesday: 11AM – 2PM

Thursday: telehealth only

Friday: 2PM – 5PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed



Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture, our staff, and volunteers are members of the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture. POCA is a co-operative run and fueled by co-op members who believe that acupuncture should be available to people: learn more about that here.

We see acupuncture changing lives every day. It’s simple, safe and effective, as well as the most widely used medicine in the world! Last year POCA clinics, about 150 of them in all, gave more than 1 million treatments.

We support the Community Acupuncture movement with our POCA membership and our volunteer hours.

We know that acupuncture can change the world, and would love for you to join us in The Calmest Revolution Ever Staged!

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