Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment for Hemorrhoids (Piles)


Hemorrhoids, also known as piles is a common problem that hits many people. It is swollen pads of tissue in and around the anal area. Enlarged or bleeding hemorrhoids can cause a lot of pain. Hemorrhoids can be caused by aging, chronic constipation, diarrhea, low-fiber diet, often lifting heavy objects, pregnancy, sitting for long periods of time, straining to have a bowel movement. 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.

Chinese herbal medicine can be extremely helpful to treat hemorrhoids. TCM practitioners often use herbal formula and sitz bath to treat hemorrhoids. Also, healthy diet is the key of any Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment for hemorrhoids. Patient should avoid spicy and greasy food. Patient who has hemorrhoids is easy to bleed and suffer from constipation, dry and fried food should be chosen at least. Patient should eat more high-fiber foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Chinese Herbal Sitz Bath for Hemorrhoids

In Chinese medicine, 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.

Where to buy: She Chuang Zi

Chinese Herbs for Hemorrhoids

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 treatment methods to cure hemorrhoids in China. Many patients think it helps to shrink hemorrhoids.

Where to buy: High Strength Fargelin

How to use: Fargelin is available in capsules.

2) Ma Ying Long 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

3) Bai Guo Ye (Ginkgo Biloba) is also known as Ginkgo or Maidenhair. It is often used in the TCM treatment of hemorrhoids. It is a popular Chinese herbal supplement has been used in China to effectively treat hemorrhoids.

Where to buy: Ginkgo Biloba

How to use: Ginkgo Biloba is available in many different forms including tea, extract, powder and capsules.

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