Anal prolapse according to Chinese Medicine

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Related condition: Rectal prolapse

What is anal prolapse?

This is a condition in which the rectal tissue looses its internal support and protrudes from the anus to the exterior of the body.

What causes anal prolapse according to TCM?

There are 3 patterns of disharmony in our database that are associated with anal prolapse. TCM sees our body (and mind) as a holistic system in which health issues stem from imbalances, known as "patterns of disharmony". These patterns can manifest in a wide range of symptoms and illnesses, such as anal prolapse here.

All the patterns associated with anal prolapse are "Empty" (also called "Deficient") in nature. This means that according to TCM, anal prolapse is seen as a chronic condition that is due to a deficiency of certain “Vital Substances” (such as Blood or Qi), or Yin or Yang generally.

This is the case when anal prolapse is due to "Qi Collapsing", for instance.

For more details on the underlying causes and patterns behind anal prolapse, refer to this comprehensive page on the subject.

Herbal formulas used in TCM for anal prolapse

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Individual herbs used in TCM for anal prolapse

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Acupuncture and acupressure points for anal prolapse

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TCM dietary and lifestyle recommendations that might help with anal prolapse

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