Periodically constipated? A traditional Japanese foot massage can alleviate its symptoms, according to a study

Periodically constipated? A traditional Japanese foot massage can alleviate its symptoms, according to a study

Constipation is a topic that many people aren’t comfortable with – partly because of the pain, bloating, and straining associated with it. In a recent study, researchers from the Shinshu University School of Medicine in Japan found that using a traditional method of massaging tired fee talso relieves constipation. The findings of their study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked at how a technique known as ao-dake-humi (also called aodake-fumi) can address lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), constipation, and hypersensitivity to cold (HC).

The ao-dake-humi is a popular foot stimulation therapy practiced in Japan, which involves stepping on a half-pipe-shaped bamboo using repetitive steps. The practice is rooted in reflexology, where specific areas of the foot are linked to specific organs in the body.

In Japan, people have attested to its effectiveness…

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