Anus Painaccording to TCM

What is Anus Pain?

Anus pain is a condition characterized by discomfort in the anal region, which can manifest in various forms such as sharp, spasmodic pain, a burning sensation, or general soreness. It encompasses symptoms identified as anal spasm, proctalgia fugax (fleeting rectal pain), rectal spasm, and burning anal pain.

The nature of this pain can range from acute, sharp attacks to a chronic, nagging discomfort, significantly affecting an individual's daily life and comfort during or after bowel movements.

TCM Perspective on Anus Pain

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), anus pain is perceived as a manifestation of internal imbalances or disharmonies within the body. TCM's holistic approach delves into identifying and correcting these underlying disharmonies, which could be due to disrupted energy flows (Qi), imbalances in Yin and Yang, or the influence of external pathogenic factors.

Treatment in TCM aims not only at alleviating the symptom but also at addressing its root cause, with an emphasis on restoring the body's natural balance and harmony.

Acupoints Recommended for Anus Pain

TCM utilizes acupuncture as a principal method of treatment, targeting specific acupoints to relieve anus pain and address the root causes. For instance, the Baihuanshu BL-30 point, situated at the level of the 4th posterior sacral foramen and 1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline, is known for its effectiveness in benefiting the anus.

This point also plays a role in strengthening the lower back and legs, regulating menstruation, and aiding in stopping seminal emissions or leukorrhea. Another significant point is Huiyin REN-1, located at the center of the perineum. It is crucial for regulating the lower orifices and genitalia, clearing Dampness, restoring consciousness, calming the Mind, and nourishing Yin. These acupoints are strategically chosen based on their specific actions that align with the identified patterns of disharmony in TCM. The aim is to not just reduce the pain but also to rectify internal imbalances and restore the smooth circulation of Qi in the body.

Acupoints for Anus Pain

Explore below some acupoints used to address anus pain, organized by meridian.

  • By Meridian
  • Bladder Channel
  • Directing Vessel
Baihuanshu BL-30

Baihuanshu BL-30

At the level of the 4th posterior sacral foramen, 1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline.

Huiyin REN-1

Huiyin REN-1

In the center of the perineum.