People suffering from these painful swollen veins want relief.
And they want it fast.
Because hemorrhoids are the ultimate pain in the behind.
These engorged veins can start causing problems after childbirth.
Many members of the various homeopathy groups are Moms.
They’re looking for natural solutions for themselves and their loved ones.
Hemorroids and motherhood go hand in hand.
So do hemorrhoids and obesity.
As does chronic constipation, especially if you strain to evacuate.
Repeated straining while lifting heavy objects is another potential cause.
The good news is that homeopathy can help.
A number of remedies are commonly used for hemorrhoids.
You will likely have best results with well-selected single remedies.
These are specially selected based upon the totality of symptoms.
Then the remedies are carefully given in order to prevent unnecessary aggravations.
Because hemorrhoids are uncomfortable enough on their own.
Yes, there are hemorrhoid protocols.
These were developed at a Calcutta clinic, where patients are followed closely.
Protocols use homeopathic remedies.
But they are not homeopathy, as they don’t follow homeopathic principles.
If you decide on a multi-remedy Banerji protocol I strongly advise you to work with a homeopath who is familiar with these recipes.
This way someone can help you find the best protocol for you and track your progress.
Homeopathic Remedies For Hemorrhoids
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This article is for educational purposes only.
It’s not designed as medical advice.
Nor does it suggest that any of the following remedies will help your particular case.
In homeopathy we now have more than 10,000 recognized remedies.
But, out of these, only a few hundred are known for their affinity for hemorrhoids.
Out of this group are some clear leaders.
- Hamamelis – This is an excellent remedy for toning the veins. The anus will feel sore and excoriated. There’s often a lot of pain, bleeding and itching. The person may feel the enlarged veins pulsate. Motion and physical exertion aggravate the problem. Backache may accompany rectal complaints.The nice thing about this remedy is that it may be used herbally as well as in potency. So if it doesn’t help homeopathically another remedy can be used, and you can still use Hamamelis wash externally. Hamamelis is the botanical name for witch hazel, widely available in drug stores and grocery stores. However, if you’re going to apply it to such a sensitive area you probably want to usean alcohol-free version.
- Aesculus – People who need this remedy may notice burning rawness. They may also have a backache or pain in the hip. Or a sensation their rectum is full of sticks. One symptom pointing toward this remedy is that pain may be felt long after a bowel movement. The swollen veins may cause sharp pains that shoot up the back. Unlike Hamamelis, there’s little to no bleeding with Aesculus. The hemorrhoids may be external, as well as internal. Standing and walking increase the pain.
- Aloe Socotrina – Hemorrhoids may be on the outside and resemble a bunch of grapes, similar to Aesculus. They are likely very tender. Cold wet applications help. The anus and rectum may burn. People who need this remedy may also suffer from diarrhea, causing them to rush to the toilet.
- Nux Vomica – This is a major remedy for enlarged varicose veins, in the rectum and elsewhere. Chronic constipation and straining may be part of the etiology. Nux hemorrhoids often itch. In homeopathy it’s important to look at the entire person. The Nux personality is often irritable and driven, although there are always exceptions. Someone who needs Nux may abuse coffee and alcohol, which make things worse.
- Collinsonia Canadensis – This little-known remedy (outside of professional homeopathy) is great for constipation and hemorrhoids. A person who needs it may have severe constipation, along with a sense of constriction in the rectum. Hemorroids may protrude, similar to Aloe Socotrina and Aesculus. The anal area tends to itch and there may be prolapse.
- Paeonia Officianalis – Hemorrhoid pains are felt long after the stool is passed, similar to Aesculus. Walking around eases the pain. The person may feel itching and burning, along with an overall chilliness in the body. The hemorroids may be distended and ulcerated. The entire area may be swollen. This is also an anal fistula remedy. Stools tend to be loose, instead of constipated.
- Ratanhia – A sensation of sharp splinter-like pain in the rectum is a remedy keynote. This can come on suddenly, along with a sensation of dry heat. Hemorrhoidal pain is burning. Straining to move the bowels increases the pain. Anal fissures may be present along with hemorrhoids.
- Nitric Acid – Hemorrhoids are extremely painful. The person may be constipated and need to strain in order to pass a stool. (Even then very little may pass.) Or he may have excoriating loose stools. Violent rectal pain after a stool may last for hours. The person may experience rectal hemorrhage (please get checked) and may be irritable and fatigued after each stool. People who need this remedy often have other health problems. They may also be very anxious about their health and worried they’ll never recover.
This is just a partial list of potential hemorrhoid remedies.
Some other ones to consider include Sepia, Sulphur, Arsenicum, Carbo Animalis, Carbo Veg, Causticum, Graphites, Kali Arsenicum, Kali Carb, Kali Sulphuricum, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Phosphorus and Pulsatilla. (Plus a couple of hundred others listed in the Repertory.)
It’s also possible many other remedies can help as well, even though we typically don’t think of them as hemorrhoid remedies.
Any remedy that fits the totality of your case can positively impact different areas of your body.
This is why it’s strongly recommended you work with a homeopath.
Instead of trying to treat this deep-seated chronic condition on your own.
Of course anyone in severe pain or experiencing profuse bleeding may need emergency care. Never hesitate to get checked even if you’re using homeopathy.
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