Effective Treatment for Hemorrhoids
Many people suffer from hemorrhoids – a condition that affects the anal canal. In most cases, the pain is acute and can appear unexpectedly. Hemorrhoids affect an intimate part of the body and make for an embarrassing conversation topic, causing many discomforts. We need to know that natural treatment for hemorrhoids offers solutions to heal this condition. If you are suffering from hemorrhoids or anal fissures, you may benefit from reading the following article.
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What are Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids occur when the mucous tissue in the anal canal sags. Significant clusters of blood vessels that protrude inside the anus are called internal hemorrhoids, and those that stick outside of the rectum are called external hemorrhoids. In many cases, there is much pain and bleeding during passing stools, and a great deal of suffering accompanies every visit to the toilet.
Hemorrhoids Treatment in Medicine
Modern medicine usually treats hemorrhoids with creams and avoid having surgical procedures in such a sensitive area. In extreme cases, however, the severity of hemorrhoids leads to surgical intervention, and sometimes it takes weeks or more to heal from such a treatment. Natural medicine offers several treatment types for hemorrhoids and anal fissures. The following article will elaborate on these to have a broader view in choosing your natural way to healing hemorrhoids and fissures.
Hemorrhoids or Fissures?
The common hemorrhoid signs are anal bleeding, pain passing stool, hemorrhoids sagging outside of the rectum, itching and secretions. Usually, the doctor will diagnose hemorrhoids and fissures by a simple but not always pleasant physical examination.
An anal fissure is another pathology that affects the same area. An anal fissure is a tear or a wound in the size of the rectum and anus. An injury in that place naturally tends to get infected and is difficult to heal. The infection creates acute pain in the area and makes passing stools difficult, like hemorrhoids. Some people can have both’ fissures and hemorrhoids.
The treatment for anal fissure and hemorrhoids is similar in natural medicine. In Western medicine, however, aside from prescribing creams, in extreme cases, patients often choose surgery, ligation or laser, which might entail slow healing and multiple risks. It is advisable, then, to try a natural treatment that has proven to be very effective and does not involve unnecessary risks.
The physical cause of hemorrhoids
The physical causes of hemorrhoids and fissures can be associated with any pressure on this area. This can be diarrhea, constipation, tissue irritation due to toilet paper use, poor nutrition, pregnancy and birth, stress, anxiety and fatigue.
Natural Treatment for Hemorrhoids in Alternative Medicine
Alternative medicine therapy provides, in many cases, very effective treatment for hemorrhoids. The natural cure for hemorrhoids is suitable for immediate pain relief in acute hemorrhoid pain or in treating chronic conditions where hemorrhoids come and go. Several methods provide excellent results in treating hemorrhoids, and it is often recommended to combine two ways or more to maximize results.
Acupuncture Treatment for Hemorrhoids
Acupuncture is most effective in treating hemorrhoids and anal fissures, and the results are sometimes immediate. It is recommended to go through at least ten acupuncture sessions and continue with maintenance treatments if needed. Balance method Acupuncture is excellent for the immediate relief of hemorrhoids or anal fissure pain and treating chronic hemorrhoid conditions. Sometimes people avoid hemorrhoid acupuncture because of the intimate location, but the concerns can rest as the most effective hemorrhoid treatment points are not found in the buttocks area. Balance Method Acupuncture is done entirely dressed and does not require exposure or puncturing of the body’s intimate parts.
Chinese Medicine Approach to Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoid acupuncture is performed after a diagnosis. Chinese medicine diagnosis is made by checking the pulse and tongue and inspecting the various symptoms present. According to Chinese medicine, there are several causes for hemorrhoids, and they can be divided into two categories: Qi deficiency factors and Qi stagnation factors. Qi is the term used in
Chinese medicine refers to “life force energy,” which runs through the meridians (channels) in our bodies. When hemorrhoids result from a lack of Qi energy, they will be accompanied by a feeling of fatigue and weakness. Similar to the sagging that may occur with internal organs such as the womb and bladder (in a minor prolapse, for instance), vessels may also sag. In such a case, the acupuncturist would strengthen the Qi and blood and move the Qi upwards. When hemorrhoids result from Qi stagnation – a blockage and flow difficulties – they would be more solid and painful, appearing very purple or red.
In Chinese medicine therapy, we will move blood and relieve pain through acupuncture and medicinal herbs for hemorrhoids. In Traditional Chinese medicine, hemorrhoid treatment is done through acupuncture and in acute conditions through electroacupuncture, in which the needles are connected to an electric current for faster pain relief. It should be noted that acupuncture does not involve puncturing the hemorrhoids themselves but rather acupuncture points that treat the hemorrhoids and pain across the body.
Herbal Medicine and Natural Creams for Hemorrhoids
Other Chinese medicine treatments that may be coupled with acupuncture are medicinal herbs and proper nutrition. It is important to note that medicinal herbs explicitly administered by a therapist after diagnosing the patient are far more effective than medicinal herbs administered in the pharmacies without a due diagnosis. In Chinese medicine, there are also creams for hemorrhoids which can be much more effective and safe than using steroid creams. In treating hemorrhoids through acupuncture, it is recommended to have several additional maintenance treatments – even after the condition has seemingly healed. The purpose of that is to treat the source of the problem so that it does not return.
A Case Study: Acupuncture Treatment for Hemorrhoids
Thirty-two-year-old Jessica works in marketing. She came to me following a friend’s recommendation. For three months, she has been suffering from hemorrhoids. The hemorrhoids creams she has been using help very little, and she feels hopeless. The pain makes it hard for her to sit and also to pass stools. The hemorrhoids cause her a great deal of suffering, and they sometimes keep her home from work.
The Chinese Medicine diagnosis was of blood and Qi stagnation. In the first treatment, she received Balance Method Acupuncture which reduced the pain by about fifty percent. Two days later, she came in for another treatment and reported further relief of pain. She continued to come twice a week for a month, and after eight treatments, the pain and the hemorrhoids were gone. Jessica came in for a few more treatments once a week for general reinforcement and body balance. Apart from acupuncture, Jessica also received nutrition advice to treat and prevent hemorrhoids and constipation.
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Recall Healing for Hemorrhoids
In Recall Healing, we identify and bring awareness to the subconscious, emotional trauma underlying the hemorrhoids. Recall Healing uses a framework to explore these factors and is done through a guided consultation with the Recall Healing specialist. A single session would last about an hour and a half. An entire course of recall healing (to sufficiently address the condition and bring awareness to the underlying cause) would usually take three to five sessions.
The Emotional Cause of Hemorrhoids
The emotional sources of hemorrhoids can be in the person’s life, early childhood, and genetic lineage. One of the biological conflicts linked to hemorrhoids has to do with territory and territory marking: in nature, the rectum area is used for territory marking by excrement. This area is also connected to identity – it is the place where “I” sit. From a biological perspective, many animals tend to sniff this area when encountering another animal.
Both hemorrhoids and anal fissures can be linked to relationship and marriage difficulties since the meaning of the word anus in Greek is “ring.” A person might experience some of the conflicts mentioned here, or others linked to hemorrhoids, without actually having the disease. The illness is caused when the conflicts are too tricky or prolonged, and the person does not find a solution.
Recall Healing perspective
The brain subsequently suppresses the conflict into the subconscious and the body, effectively creating a disease. In Recall Healing, we raise what is not conscious into the person’s consciousness, and the person – through conversation – can see conflicts they had not been aware of. During that process, they can resolve a conflict that originates in their past and release the body from the need to hold it.
The relief of hemorrhoid pain is often immediate during the treatment itself. In chronic conditions, where there is already more severe damage to the body’s balance, it is recommended to combine Recall Healing with acupuncture and nutritional changes where necessary.
Although Recall Healing or hemorrhoids is very effective, it is not for everyone. Recall Healing is for people willing to look at and touch into sensitive places in their psyche and talk openly about their past.
A Case Study: Recall Healing for Hemorrhoids
Forty-eight-year-old David arrived at the clinic after suffering from hemorrhoids for three months. The family doctor diagnosed two internal hemorrhoids that cause a great deal of pain while sitting on the toilet and during the day. David is being treated with steroid creams and was told by the doctor that he could be referred for surgery, but David is not interested in doing that. David looks tired and exhausted and sits uncomfortably in his chair. He has already filled out the Recall Healing questionnaire.
When looking for the stress that caused the hemorrhoids to appear, we found that David has had a problem with an apartment he owns and leases out to a tenant for the past year. An older woman who lives there makes his life difficult, often complaining and not paying her rent on time. David looks angry when he talks about that, expressing his frustration with that tenant. He is fed up with the situation but also wants to be decent and treat her with respect.
In Recall Healing, we often see that the cause of a disease can found in the cycles of the person’s life and age. At twenty-four, half of David’s current age, he was evicted from an apartment he had rented because the owner wanted to sell it. David experienced that incident as injustice and promised himself not to treat other people in such away. In making the connection between those two different situations, David was surprised at the coincidence but was able to make sense of it.
According to Recall Healing, one of the conflicts that create hemorrhoids is the lack of ability to mark territory and deal with people. After the first session, there was already a relief. In the next session, we investigated further. David could not remember any story or apparent conflict from when he was twelve, but at the age of six, his parents finally managed to buy a house, and he and his family moved to a different city. He remembers that relocation as a difficult adjustment period for him. The conflict in his subconscious had been repeating itself throughout his life, appearing in various situations. Unless the session brought his awareness to realize it, it would have continued to do so.
In Recall Healing, the time referred to as Project Purpose, starts nine months before conception, continues throughout the pregnancy and ends when the child is one year old. During that period, many of our subconscious patterns are being imprinted. After talking to his mother, David realized that his parents lived in a rental house and struggled to pay the rent during that time. His mother claims she hated that house and the fact that it did not belong to her. Again, David was surprised at the connection but was honest enough to admit that sometimes he tries to treat his tenant leniently because she reminds him of his mother.
As a result of consciously realizing those connections during our sessions, David began to relax. After a total of five Recall Healing sessions, David could hardly feel the hemorrhoids anymore. He now maintains good nutrition, and the relationship with his tenant has also improved.
Reflexology Treatment for Hemorrhoids.
Reflexology is a natural treatment for hemorrhoids that may produce good results as working on the feet improves blood flow in the pelvis area. In reflexology, we can also address other areas that affect hemorrhoids, like the digestive system, the liver and other organs. While being relatively pleasant, the effect of reflexology is not always as practical as acupuncture or Recall Healing. It is therefore recommended to combine reflexology with one of those two methods.
Naturopathy and Nutrition for Hemorrhoids
Naturopathy and nutrition can be most effective in treating hemorrhoids. Many patients report that nutrition has both a positive and a negative effect on hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are diseased blood vessels in the colon – a condition that is directly linked to nutrition and digestion. When hemorrhoids appear, the patient must avoid constipation as it aggravates the pressure in the colon. This subsequently worsens the condition of the hemorrhoids, often causing more bleeding. If the patient suffers from constipation, we first need to treat constipation and only then can we tend to the hemorrhoids. In such cases, it is advisable to combine hemorrhoid nutritional treatment with acupuncture or Recall Healing. Even though the nutritional therapy makes for a slower improvement, the results are maintained for longer. Thus, nutritional therapy is very significant when treating chronic hemorrhoids that come and go or constipation that creates hemorrhoids.
Tips and Recommendations for Hemorrhoids
Prevent constipation- Constipation puts unnecessary pressure on the hemorrhoids and might create new hemorrhoids. Constipation can be addressed through diet, exercise, Recall Healing and acupuncture.
Use creams- Some medicinal creams can be prescribed by a doctor. Other creams, including those concocted according to Chinese medicine principles, are reported as very effective. Creams have two functions: getting healing substances into the body and applying natural anti-inflammatory medicine to the affected area. The other is to lubricate the skin and protect it from the harmful effects of excrement.
Maintain hygiene habits- Instead of toilet paper; it is better to wipe the buttocks with a water stream (preferably hot) or with soft, wet wipes.
Do not hold off treatment- Come in for treatment immediately upon detecting the hemorrhoids or as close as possible to the time of their first appearance. The “newer” the hemorrhoids are, the faster the healing.
Conclusion: Treating Hemorrhoids with Alternative Medicine
It is important to note that treating hemorrhoids through alternative medicine means treating the source of those hemorrhoids. It’s not just to alleviate the pain but also to find the underlying imbalance in the body and treat it.
Surgical procedures or laser treatments generally don’t address the problem that created the hemorrhoids. If the hemorrhoids’ root cause is not addressed, the existing conflict or imbalance in the body may reappear. This may manifest later through various physical illnesses. When hemorrhoids are treated through alternative medicine, other seemingly unrelated conditions can often be resolved in the process. These can be conditions like constipation, fatigue, tension, sleeping problems, skin conditions and more.
There is no need to suffer. Sometimes we come across people who have grown accustomed to living with hemorrhoids, painkillers, creams; with surgeries that only cause long-term damage to the body. The longer the condition lasts, the more it remains in the body. So it is best to treat the problem sooner rather than later, preferably through natural methods that have proven successful for so many patients.