By some estimation, twelve percent of the world’s population admits to suffering from constipation, and many more are potentially in denial about it. This includes people from every nation and walk of life. Many cultures and geographic locations do not have corner drugstores with laxatives readily available on the shelf. Many people consider harsh laxatives and their side effects to be unsatisfactory anyway. If you suffer from constipation and can’t or don’t want to use over-the-counter remedies, do other options exist? It may surprise you, but many people have turned to holistic and alternative medicine for help in relieving their constipation.