A 93 yr old had hip replacement 15 years ago and lives alone. She was hospitalized due to a big kidney stones and she refused surgery.

When I saw her, she has constipation for 3 days already. There are 3 medications, one is an antibiotic and aspirin for pain.

So, I warmed up her prune juice and added the following which I got her to drink as I massage her lower back and legs and feet:

  • pinch of baking soda
  • half a tsp of apple cider vinegar (with Mother) with pinch of turmeric
  • prune juice , warmed with pinch of brown sugar
  • 6 small slices of blueberries

She was able to defacate – have bowel movement after the massage. I noticed that when she sits on the toilet, she is not leaning forward and the legs are far from the floor. I suggested a stool for her feet and to lean or bend forward for proper angle when using the toilet to do Number 2.

The massage oil is combo of many oils and the massage motion is downward motion on the lower back and on the legs. The feet has to be massage in many different strokes with emphasis on the middle part and the same with the palm/hands.