Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Hemorrhoids

What Patterns Are Related To Hemorrhoids?


Hemorrhoids - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of hemorrhoids generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of hemorrhoids:

Bladder Damp HeatHeat in the BloodLiver FireLiver Yang Rising

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Hemorrhoids - Acupuncture Protocols

The treatment of conditions with acupuncture can be a complicated endeavor that should only be undertaken by individuals with a deep understanding of the underlying Chinese Medicine theory (and/or whatever system being used for treatment). There are many approaches, but generally speaking few viable approaches are involved on a point to condition basis. Rather using proper diagnostic procedures the patients diagnostic pattern is ascertained and that is what is treated. The protocols listed here exemplify some of these clinical approaches.

The following acupuncture treatment protocols may be used with hemorrhoids:

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Formulas and Products @ Our Store Associated With Hemorrhoids

The Following (5)Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Hemorrhoids

Da Huang Mu Dan Pi Wan (Rhubarb and Moutan Combination)

Clinical Usages

  • Breaks up heat, moves blood stagnation and reduces swelling, release through the bowels - appendicitis, lower abdominal distension with pain, intestinal abscesses, hemorrhoids.
  • Post surgical infections, particularly in the colon and/or lower warmer.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • Groin pain relieved by flexing hip and without urinary difficulty (but with symptoms similar to a UTI).

    Clinical Categorization


    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • As this formula will cause looser stools use with caution in deficient and/or elderly patients.
    • Used for general appendicitis - avoid in infant appendicitis, or appendicitis with necrosis, peritonitis and/or parasites.

      Huai Hua Wan (Sophora Flower Formula)

      Clinical Usages

      • Hemorrhoids and/or anal fissures, bleeding from the anus (fresh blood in most cases).
      • Ulcerative colitis.
      • Rectal polyps.
      • Rectal prolapse.

        Clinical Categorization


        • Do not use if pregnant.
        • Avoid in cases of bleeding from yin deficiency.
        • Not suitable for long term use.

          Ma Ying Long (Musk Hemorrhoid Ointment)

          Clinical Usages

          • Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of damp-heat and toxins in the lower jiao - possibly bleeding hemorrhoids, pain, rectal prolapse, anal itching.  Shrinks swollen tissue, helps to remove decayed tissue and stimulate new growth.  Available as a cream and suppositories and may be combined with other oral formulas depending on the needs of the patient.

            Clinical Categorization

            San Huang Xie Xin Wan (Drain The Epigastrium Decoction)

            Clinical Usages

            • Damp-heat excess with interior climbing - fever, restlessness, red eyes, constipation, possibly in severe cases delirium from high fever.
            • A range of digestive/epigastric issues from damp-heat - gastroenteritis, hepatitis, dysentary, hemorrhoids, etc.
            • Certain psychological conditions with damp-heat background - schizophrenia, anxiety, as well as obstructive conditions such as sleep apnea.
            • Due to the "clear heat in the blood" aspect, possible usages for digestive bleeding, vascular headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, epistaxis, dental abscesses, mouth sores, etc.
            • Has a broad anti-inflammatory effect, accordingly with the right underlying patterns may be used for atherosclerosis, upper respiratory infections and issues such as diabetic nephropathy.

              Clinical Categorization


              • Generally not meant for long-term use.  Once desired results are achieved the formula should be stopped.
              • Not for use during pregnancy or during nursing.

                Yi Zi Wan (Decoction B)

                Clinical Usages

                • Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of damp-heat and toxins in the lower jiao - possibly bleeding hemorrhoids, pain, rectal prolapse, anal itching.
                • With the right underlying factors may also be useful for vaginal bleeding with abdominal pain, possibly with dark clots.

                  Clinical Categorization

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