|Submit Date:||25 Dec 2002|
|Treatment used:||small steeping stool 12 inches high|
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Squat don't sit on your toilet. I use a small foot stool about 12 inches
high to rest my feet on when i defecate. It really makes it easy on my
How it works:
"..When sitting on a toilette, the lower end of the descending colon is
bent, requiring a major muscular effort to evacuate the bowels. The strain
of this effort can burst or clog the minute capillaries that feed the anal
sphincter, causing hemorrhoids to form there. When squatting, the colon
aligns itself naturally ..."
Instead of using a foot stool..you can also build something that goes on
under your feet.
from Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity by Daniel Reid. p 142-143
"Excretion: Squatters surely do it better.
Take a look at nature and you will see that all animals squat to defecate.
Even our closest ancestors, the primates, squat down with their knees drawn
up to their chests when 'nature calls'.
What you may not realize, however, is that even today most human beings
still defecate in this natural manner, especially in Asia, Africa and
the Middle East.
It is only in the industrial West, where the modern toilet was invented,
that people 'sit down' to defecate just as they sit down to eat...and
instead of immediately doing what they came there for, people engage
in reading, writing, and other activities.
No wonder the entire Western world suffers from chronic constipation,
hemorrhoids, bleeding piles and other problems caused by trying to
evacuate the bowels in a sitting position.
While the sit-down toilette may well save your legs the effort
required to squat down properly, it is a device of terrible
torture for your bowels, and the problems it causes are hardly
worth the effort saved.
When sitting on a toilette, the lower end of the descending
colon is bent, requiring a major muscular effort to evacuate
The strain of this effort can burst or clog the minute
capillaries that feed the anal sphincter, causing
hemorrhoids to form there.
When squatting, the colon aligns itself naturally with the
rectum and the anus, which opens completely and
effortlessly in the squatting position.
In this manner no strain is required for evacuation.
You will pass much more feces in a single squatting than
you could possible pass in a single sitting. Owing
to the full spread of the cheeks, squatting also leaves
less of a mess than sitting, so you'll save money
on toilet paper as well!
To squat on a sit-down toilet, simply raise the seat and
stand up on the rim, than squat down slowly until
your knees are pressed against your chest. When barefoot,
squat on the seat instead of the rim. A sink, handle or
shelf nearby may serve as an armrest to help with balance.
If your knees and back are too weak to support your weight
in the squatting position, then build a simple wooden
frame around the toilet with supports for your arms.
Bowel movements are so rapid, efficient, effortless and
voluminous in this posture that once your start
doing it this way you will never again torture your
bowels in the sitting position.
You can also just get a small 12 inch high stool to put
your feet on while you excrete.
The following tips will make the squat work even better
for you. If you suffer chronic gas and constipation, keep
a small steel ball, rubber ball, or round rock near
your bed. First thing in the morning before rising, roll
that ball around your abdomen in the direction of colonic
flow, i.e. from the lower right corner, up to the rib cage,
across the transverse colon, and back down left torwards the rectum.
This is a excellent method for expelling pockets of gas,
loseening impacted feces and stimulating the bowel muscles
to move prior to your first visit to the toliet.
Another good method for alleviating chronic constipation is to
use your fingertips to gently massage the soft region between
the annus and the tip of the spinal column(coccyx). This
directly stimulates the colon and helps the sluggish bowels to
evaculate more thoroughly. In addition, practice the annal
sphincter exersize by rhythmically contracting and relaxing
the spinchter muscle several times a day.
This stimulates the glands in the annus to secrete natural
lubrication, which greatly facilitates movements of dry stools.
This exersize also flushes stale blood from the anal
spinchter, thereby preventing formation of hemorrhoids.
(This massage also massages the prostrate gland in the male,
so you are getting two massages in one)
Last but not least, whenever you feel a need for a laxative,
despite all the above measures, start first with laxative
foods (prune juice) with a dose of psyllium seed husk
soltion. Never use a commercial laxative: they quickly
create chronic dependence with synthetic stimulation of
the bowels, which only makes constipation a chronic
condition. (Also the natural laxatives, like prunce juice
works very slowly and gently)
If you follow these simple suggestions in conjunction with
proper nutrition you will never again suffer constipation and all
the intended ills of toxemia it festers. A clean, unobstructed
colon is one of the most important preresquites on the road
to health and longevity. As the alchemist and prolific Taoist
writer Ko Hung wrote:
Those who adpire to longevity
must keep their bowels clean;
those who wish to delay death
must keep their bowels unobstructed
shitting anal fissures excretion hemorrhoids
excretion defecating gas shit