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Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins in the rectum that can ache and bleed. They are very common and are usually caused by constipation, a low-fiber diet, a sedentary lifestyle, or pregnancy. They may be accompanied by a tear in the anus called an “anal fissure.”
Scientific Evaluations of Homeopathic Remedies for Hemorrhoids
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Traditional Homeopathic Treatments for Hemorrhoids
In classical homeopathy , there are many possible homeopathic treatments for hemorrhoids, to be chosen based on various specific details of the person seeking treatment.
The homeopathy remedy Aesculus is frequently used for hemorrhoids. Aspects of the symptom picture for this remedy include external hemorrhoids that feel better when they are bleeding, sensations like small poking sticks in the rectum, symptoms made worse by urination or passing stool, and reduction of symptoms in cool, open air.
Collinsonia is often used when hemorrhoidal pain is associated with alternating diarrhea and constipation, as well as heart palpitations and swelling of the lips.
Hamamelis may be traditionally indicated when there is throbbing, raw, aching pain in the anus, made worse for many hours after passing stool, and accompanied by significant bleeding. Back pain may be present as well.
For a thorough explanation of homeopathy, including dilution of therapies, see the Homeopathy Overview .
- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 09/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/18/2014 -