As Sandy and I both suggest, there are MD's out there who work with Naturalpathy. I tried to include a web address of one I know of in CA., but healthlink deleted it from my message (www.drkaslow.com) I have found a lot of relief if I can realease some of the emmotional pain stored in my body - especailly my back and shoulders. I see a bioenergetic therapist and that helps more than anything else. Bioenergetic therapy is practiced by licensed psycologists and they are very well trained before admited into the bioenergetic society - no quacks! I know that if you contact the society they can give you a list of therapists in your area. Also, Magnesium sulfate is safe, effective and gentle for dealing with constipation. Hope this helps.