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Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Hemorrhoids - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses


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:



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


Hemorrhoids - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating hemorrhoids. For a complete list from our store with more details see our hemorrhoids formula section.


Hemorrhoids - Questions

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Hemorrhoids - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (9) acupuncture points may be useful for hemorrhoids. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)



Hemorrhoids - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (3) chinese herbs may be useful for hemorrhoids. In most cases, however, treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine is done with herbal formulas based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting herbs by function alone. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.



The following (3) Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Hemorrhoids

Da Huang Mu Dan Pi Wan

  • Rhubarb and Moutan Combination
    • 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).
  • Drain Downward
  • Purge Heat Accumulation
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • 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
    • Hemorrhoids and/or anal fissures, bleeding from the anus (fresh blood in most cases).
    • Ulcerative colitis.
    • Rectal polyps.
    • Rectal prolapse.
  • Stop Bleeding
  • Clear Heat and Stop Bleeding
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Do not use if pregnant.
    • Avoid in cases of bleeding from yin deficiency.
    • Not suitable for long term use.

Yi Zi Wan

  • Decoction B
    • 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.
  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity



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