Traditional Chinese Medicine 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.
Surgery is considered as the long-term solution for hemorrhoids, but it 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 in symptom management for hemorrhoids. Chinese herbal medicine can be extremely helpful for hemorrhoids. It may take longer time to cure compare to surgery, but it has less chance of relapse.
Chinese Herbs for Hemorrhoids
TCM practitioners will use 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 used to build the spleen qi. It contains herbs include Ren Shen, Huang Qi, Gan Cao, Dang Gui and more. Also, healthy diet is often recommended 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.
1) Fargelin is a Chinese herbal medicine which is formulated mainly using Chinese herbs. It is the most popular and considered one of the best methods to cure hemorrhoids in China. Many people think it helps to shrink hemorrhoids.
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How to use: Fargelin can be used in the form of pills.
2) Mayinglong Musk Hemorrhoids Ointment reduces inflammation, stop pain and bleeding and it is used for hemorrhoids with swelling, bleeding, inflammation and itching. It is used externally as topical ointment.
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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.