Infrequent bowel movements? The range of “normal” ranges from three times a day to once every three days. But if the backup is causing discomfort, then you are constipated.

What is this condition?

There may be a mechanical reason for you being clogged up; often the intestinal muscles can have trouble transiting waste at a reasonable rate.  As the stool is held, the large intestine will absorb its moisture, making it harder and drier (and more difficult to push out). Or there could be an issue with your rectal or sphincter muscles.

Is this service right for me?

Acupuncture has long been recognised as an effective alternative to medical therapies in reducing symptoms and improving quality of life for patients.  Acuhealth’s patient centred approach provides personalised treatment plans that will help to manage and relieve your condition.

How is it treated?

Acuhealth treatment will include some or all of the following:


Laser therapy

Lifestyle advice

How much time does it take?

Each session takes approximately one hour.

How much does it cost?


Is it covered by private health insurance?

All treatments are covered by the leading health insurance companies.