You and Your Poop

Updated: Oct 6

If you are a parent or in the health care field already, you probably talk about poop more then you ever thought you would. I know when I made the career change, I initially thought it was strange how often we were learning about bowel movements. However, the more I learned the more I understood the importance of them.


During an initial intake, or even follow up appointments your bowel movements are something I ask about, as it tells me a lot in regards to what is happening inside your body, especially how your digestive system is working.


Similar, to parents of young children, when they are trying to figure out what might be wrong with their little one, they always start talking about their child's bowel movement. Some adults have a norm of going every few days but ideally, you should be going 1 to 3 times a day, with a smooth sausage like poop that is easy to pass without any trouble.


The Bristol Stool Chart was created in 1998 to help health care professionals be on the same page when describing and understanding your bowel movements. Take a look below at the infographic to help you understand your poop and what it means.



If you have any follow up questions, or would like to know how acupuncture and/or cupping can help improve your digestive system - please book an Initial Assessment and Appointment, and Kelly will be glad to discuss it with you.


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