Chinese Medicine Treatment for Hemorrhoids (Piles)


From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, hemorrhoids can be caused by qi deficiency in spleen, excessive heat and dampness in the lower body. There are many factors that can cause hemorrhoids such as aging, chronic constipation, diarrhea, low-fiber diet, often lifting heavy objects, pregnancy, sitting for long periods of time. Enlarged or bleeding hemorrhoids can cause a lot of pain. Most people who suffer from hemorrhoids are looking for both short-term relief and long-term solution.

Western medicine suggests that the long-term solution is surgery. The surgery itself is very painful, tended to interfere with one’s ability to control the sphincter thereafter, and often required repeat surgery in the years to come. TCM practitioners often use herbal formula combined with herbal sitz bath and diet suggestion to treat hemorrhoids. Chinese herbal medicine can be extremely helpful to treat hemorrhoids. It may take longer time to cure compare to surgery, but it has less chance of relapse.

TCM practitioners will prescribe an herbal formula based on your condition and constitution. For hemorrhoids caused by qi deficiency in spleen, Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang, an herbal formula can be prescribed to build the spleen qi. It contains herbs include Ren Shen, Huang Qi, Gan Cao, Dang Gui and more. Also, healthy diet is the key of any Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment for hemorrhoids. You should eat more high-fiber foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains while spicy, greasy, dry and fried foods should be avoided. Before you decide to visit a TCM practitioner, somethings you can try on your own for short-term relief are Fargelin and Mayinglong Musk Hemorrhoids Ointment.

Chinese Herbs for Hemorrhoids

Fargelin is a Chinese herbal medicine which is formulated mainly using Chinese herbs. It is the most popular and considered one of the best treatment methods to cure hemorrhoids in China. Many people think it helps to shrink hemorrhoids.

Where to buy: High Strength Fargelin

How to use: Fargelin can be used in the form of pills.

Mayinglong Musk Hemorrhoids Ointment reduces inflammation, stop pain and bleeding and it is used to treat hemorrhoids with swelling, bleeding, inflammation and itching. It is used externally as topical ointment.

Where to buy: Mayinglong Musk Hemorrhoids Ointment

Chinese Herbal Sitz Bath for Hemorrhoids

She Chuang Zi (Cnidium Monnieri Fruit) has been used to ease hemorrhoid symptoms in China for centuries.

Put 30g She Chuang Zi into 2 liters of boiled water. When the water is warm enough, sit in the sitz bath for 10 to 15 minutes, take it 2 to 3 times per day, for 1 week.

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