One of the most effective treatments for hemorrhoids is homeopathy. However, the aim of homeopathy is not only to treat Hemorrhoids, but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility.
As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available for Homeopathy for hemorrhoids treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints.
For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person.
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy in homeopathy for hemorrhoids is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering.
What are Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus. This condition is very common, especially during pregnancy and after childbirth.
Piles results from increased pressure in the veins of the anus. The pressure causes the veins to bulge and expand, making them painful, especially while sitting.
The most common cause is straining during bowel movements. Hemorrhoids may results from constipation, sitting for long periods of time, and anal infections. In some cases they may be caused by other disease such as liver cirrhosis.
Hemorrhoids are classified mainly in to:
Internal Hemorrhoids – occur just inside the anus, at the beginning of the rectum.
External Hemorrhoids – occur at the anal opening and may hang outside the anus.
Symptoms of Hemorrhoids
Although Hemorrhoids may be asymptomatic, they characteristically cause painless, intermittent bleeding, which occurs on defecation. Bright red blood appears on stool.
These first degree hemorrhoids may itch because of poor anal hygiene.
When second degree hemorrhoids prolapse, they are usually painless and spontaneously return to the anal canal following defecation.
Third degree hemorrhoids cause constant discomfort and propalse in response to any increase in intra-abdominal pressure. They must be manually reduced.
Thrombosis of external hemorrhoids produces sudden rectal pain and a subcutaneous, large, firm lump that the patient can feel.
If hemorrhoids cause severe or recurrent bleeding, they may lead to secondary anemia with significant pallor, fatigue, and weakness; however, such systemic complications are rare.
Homeopathy for Hemorrhoids
Following homeopathic remedies which are helpful in the treatment of Hemorrhoids:
This homeopathy medicine is especially suitable to the form of piles arising from portal congestion, abdominal plethora. They may or may not bleed, but there is a feeling in the rectum as of splinters or sticks, feeling of dryness in rectum.
Other indicating symptoms are aching in the lumbar region, protruding purple piles with severe pains in the sacrum and small of the back and fullness in the region of the liver.
Desire to strain at stool for a long time, pain shoot up the rectum. Purple piles.
Weak feeling in lower back; feels the legs were about to give out, worse by stooping forward and when walking.
Dryness, burning and itching are good indications. Piles from chronic constipation may be cured with Aesculus.
One of the most useful homeopathic remedies for piles; indicated where the piles protrude like a bunch of grapes, bleeding often and profusely, and are greatly relieved by the application of cold water.
There is a very marked burning in the anus, the bowels feel as if scraped. There is a tendency to diarrhea, with the well known uncertain feeling in the lower bowel.
This tendency to diarrhea will distinguish from Collinsonia, which has the tendency to constipation.
Piles protrude, independent of stool; protrusion of piles after stool with long lasting pains; cannot walk, or the piles protrude during a stool, and recede when lying down; they are usually moist and pain as if excoriated; bloody discharge during and after stool.
piles bluish, swollen, inflamed, protruding and bunched, bleeding from least touch, with stitching, burning pains when walking or standing, but not at stool; burning and soreness in rectum and anus, aggravation at night; strangulated piles. Amelioration from warmth.
Bleeding piles with burning pain, itching, smarting and stinging in anus during stool and burning as if pepper were sprinkled on them. Sore feeling in the anus. Piles with mucus discharges, bloody mucus stool. Great thirst followed by shuddering after stool.
Associated symptoms are persistent thoughts of suicide, lack of vital heat, craving for warm things, stimulants and pungent things.
Excellent homeopathy remedy for obstinate cases of hemorrhoids; specially used in females with inertia of the rectum and a congestive tendency to the pelvic organs; it suits a pregnant women who suffer from piles, and pruritus may be a marked symptom.
The indicating symptoms are chiefly a sensation of sticks in the rectum, with constipation from inertia of the lower bowel.
Burt says that no remedy can equal Collinsonia in obstinate cases of piles, which bleed almost incessantly.
It is specially applicable to heart pains resulting from a suppression of a habitual haemorrhoidal flow.
Piles which burn and sting , anus sore, worse sitting. The rectum seems to have lost its contractile power, and the varices protrude.
One of the best homeopathy medicine for bleeding hemorrhoids; flow of blood is quite copious, and the great characterized indication is excessive soreness.
Hughes recommends that an external application either hot or cold of Hamamelis extract will promptly reduce the inflammation and soreness.
Piles characterized by sharp, stitching pains, shooting up the rectum.
Stool dry, too large in size, rectum inactive, feels distressed an hour or two before stool; sensation as if a red hot poker were being thrust up the rectum, relieved by sitting in cold water; stinging, burning tearing, itching pain, even after a natural stool.
Hemorrhoids, painful while sitting; discharge of blood even with soft stool; itching eruption at the anus, painful to touch; burning and stitching pain in the rectum; pain in the sacral region, extending to the thighs.
A very useful homeopathic medicine for hemorrhoids which do not mature, but remain as hard bluish lumps, and also for bleeding piles containing large quantities of blood.
Piles large, swollen, dark purple or blue hemorrhoids which are extremely sensitive and pains to touch. Inflamed piles, hot and pulsating, must lie with limbs wide apart, too sore, to bear least touch even the bed sheet is uncomfortable.
Piles while urinating or with stool, bleeding piles with burning and cutting during and after stool. Ameliorated by warm application; aggravation by cold application.
Long lasting cutting pain in the rectum after loose stool, with piles; hemorrhage bright red, not clotted, spasmodic tearing during stool from fissures in rectum.
If the piles be large and blind, with a burning, stinging and constricted feeling in the rectum and a bruised pain in the small of back, and especially if excited by sedentary habits or abuse of stimulants, than Nux Vomica may be prescribed.
Itching piles keeping the sufferer awake at night, relieved by cold water, or bleeding piles with constant urging to stool. And a feeling as if the bowel would not empty itself are further indications.
Bleeding hemorrhoids; with severe lancinating pains; blood flows with each stool in a small stream; ulceration in the rectum; needle like stitches in the rectum when not at stool.
It is one of the best homeopathic medicine in piles after Aesculus. Passive congestion and dyspeptic troubles are the keynotes; blind piles. piles that bleed easily. It acts best in the higher potencies.
It has burning in the anus, and protrusion of varices after a hard stool. The characteristics of this remedy are burning and fissure of the anus, great painfulness and sensitiveness of rectum
Piles from retarded portal circulation; bleeding piles with fullness in the rectum; oozing of moisture with great soreness.
Hemorrhoids intensely painful; boring, cramping from anus to rectum and testicles; piles protrude with stool and discharge bloody mucus.
Sulphur is a very good homeopathy medicine for hemorrhoids, when the constitutional symptoms are there. External and internal piles, great bunches that are sore and raw, burning and tender, and bleed and smart with loose stool, complaints aggravate when standing, when washing and from warmth of bed.
Troubles resulting from piles which have stopped bleeding, and as a result fullness in the head and uneasiness in the liver; constipation is present; a desire for stool and itching of the anus.
Petroselinum is mentioned by Gilchrist as being of value when intense itching is present.
Remedy in homeopathy for hemorrhoids that are inflamed and very painful; scanty evacuation of faeces in small, hard bits, like sheep’s dung, with pressing; frequent or copious urination.