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Written by Dr. D. Satyanath   
Tuesday, 03 July 2012 12:11

Scope of Treatment in Naturopathy for Piles

Apiles or Hemorrhoids are the swollen and inflamed veins around the anus oTreatment of Pilesr in the  lower rectum, the last part of the  large intestine leading to the anus. There are two forms of hemorrhoids, i.e., internal and external.

External hemorrhoids are located under the skin around the anus, where as Internal hemorrhoids develop in the lower rectum. Internal hemorrhoids may protrude or prolapsed, through the anus.

Symptoms of hemorrhoids include Pain, Anal itching, Bleeding during bowel movements, Protrusion during bowel movements, Sensitive lumps around the anus.


Chronic constipation, excessive straining during bowel movements, over use of laxatives and lack of fiber in the diet are the prom ereasons. Genetics and weakening of the connect ivetissue in the rectum and anus that occurs with age are other causes of hemorrhoids.

Pregnancy can also cause hemorrhoids by increasing pressure in the abdomen, which may enlarge the veins in the lower rectum and us. For most women, hemorrhoids caused by pregnancy disappear after childbirth.

Naturopathic Remedies

One goal of treatment is to ensure that stool is soft and easily passed. To have so the following can be had:


Enemas may be used to relieve constipation and fecal impaction. To keep the bowels clean, plain warm water enema is effective. As a bowel stimulant, enema is administered directly into the rectum. Enema should be judicially used under the prescription of a Naturopath as there is every risk of getting it habituated.

Dietary changes

The following food items are recommended to rule out constipation:

Liquids diet : It adds fluid to the colon and bulk to stools, making bowel movements softer and easier to pass. Drinking enough water, cutting out sugary drinks, adding lemon honey water as an early morning beverage and buttermilk with lunch adds fluid to the colon and help to alkali xe the system too.

Fasting/Vegetables and Fruits: Increase the intake of vegetables and fruits, particularly fresh. They will add bulk to push food quickly through the intestines. Vegetables especially, ridge gourd, bitter gourd, sponge gourd, elephant yam and radish should be used frequently. In most cases a fruit diet for a week can give a remarkable change in the gut functions. When the condition is chronic short fast for 3 days on liquids may precede the fruit diet for better results.

Flax seeds: Studies have proved that The patients who ingested flaxseed showed as ignificant reduction in constipation, bloating and pain. Three table spoon of flax seeds can be had in a day either in powdered forma added to the meals or can be had exclusively after soaking it overnight.

Figs: The tiny seeds of the fruit possess all excellent quality of stimulating peristaltic movement of the intestines. This facilitates easy evacuation of stools and keeps the alimentary canal clean.

The use of salty and pungent foods should be generally avoided. Abstinence from meat, fish, eggs, cheese, white sugar, sweets, all fried foods and all white flour products, is necessary. Tea and coffee should also be avoided as it is a proven fact that, they cause constipation.

Exercising regularly and giving time to have a bowel movement rather than compelling the bowels with pressure, will act as a preventive measure, stopping the progression of the disease.

To relieve the pain, if so and for the regression of the swelling the following treatments shall be had.

Sitz Bath

“Sitz bath” is a bath in which the hip and buttocks are immersed in luke warm water for the therapeutic effect of moist heat in the anal and perineal (lower most part of the trunk)regions. The bath can be had as often as per the need for 10-15 minutes. Hot water is not recommended and may injure the tissues further.

Ice Packs

Acutely inflamed hemorrhoids respond well to icing the area. Ice pack can be applied to the anal area on and off for 10-15 minutes, for even up to 5-times a day. Cold compress applied to the rectal area for an hour before bedtime is also very helpful.

Herbal remedies

Half a teaspoon of powdered chebulic my robalan (Harad) fruit roasted in castor oil shall be had at  bedtime to bring normal bowel movement in the morning. Its astringent property heals the hemorrhoids masses.

Mango seeds are equally effective for Piles. The seeds should be dried and powdered and should be taken with Honey for effective results. 2grams of Mango seeds powder per  day can be had on empty stomach.

Application of castor oil in the umbilical region overnight will subside the resultant  buring sensation of piles.

Application of Aloe Vera pulp directly on the anal area will also provide relief.


This system of medicine has its own method of diagnosing the condition and specific points to be operated as per the diagnosis. A trained Naturopath  can identify the root cause of the piles and treat it accordingly.

Source Nisargopchar - November 2011

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