Anus swelling according to Chinese Medicine

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Anus swelling can be the consequence of several so-called “patterns of disharmony” in Chinese Medicine.

Chinese Medicine sees the body as a system, not a sum of isolated parts. A "pattern" is when the system's harmony is disrupted, leading to symptoms or signs that something is wrong (like anus swelling here). It is similar to the concept of disease in Western Medicine but not quite: a Western disease can often be explained by several Chinese patterns and vice-versa.

A pattern often manifests itself in a combination of symptoms that, at first glance, do not seem necessarily related to each others. For instance here anus swelling is often associated with constipation, burning sensation in the mouth and burning sensation in the anus in the pattern “Heat in the Large Intestine”.

Once identified, patterns are treated using medicinal herbs, acupuncture, and other therapies. In the case of anus swelling we’ve identified that a herbal formula called Ma Zi Ren Wan can help treat the patterns behind the symptom.

Heat in the Large Intestine, a "pattern of disharmony" that can cause anus swelling

In Chinese Medicine anus swelling is a symptom for the pattern "Heat in the Large Intestine". Below is a small explanation for it with links for more details.

The Large Intestine is a so-called "Fu" Organ. Learn more about the Large Intestine in Chinese Medicine

Heat in the Large Intestine

Pulse type(s): Rapid (Shu), Full (Shi)

In addition to anus swelling, other symptoms associated with Heat in the Large Intestine include constipation, burning sensation in the mouth and burning sensation in the anus.

Heat in the Large Intestine is often treated with Ma Zi Ren Wan, a herbal formula made of 7 herbs (including Hemp Seeds - Huo Ma Ren - as a key herb). Ma Zi Ren Wan belongs to the category of "formulas that moisten intestines and unblock bowels", which might be why it is often recommended for this pattern. Its main action as a formula is: "Moistens the Intestines".

Read more about Heat in the Large Intestine here

A herbal formula that might help with anus swelling

Ma Zi Ren Wan

Source date: 220 AD

Number of ingredients: 7 herbs

Key actions: Moistens the Intestines. Invigorates Qi. Unblocks the bowels. Drains Heat.

Why might Ma Zi Ren Wan help with anus swelling?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Heat in the Large Intestine' of which anus swelling is a symptom.

Other symptoms characteristic of Heat In The Large Intestine include constipation, burning sensation in the mouth and burning sensation in the anus.

Read more about Ma Zi Ren Wan here

Hemp seeds might help with anus swelling

Why might Hemp Seed (Huo Ma Ren) help with anus swelling?

Because it is a key herb in Ma Zi Ren Wan, a herbal formula indicated to treat the pattern 'Heat in the Large Intestine' (a pattern with anus swelling as a symptom)

Hemp Seeds is a Neutral herb that tastes Sweet. It targets the Spleen, the Stomach and the Large intestine.

Its main actions are: Moistens the Intestines and unblocks Food Stagnation caused by Dryness. Nourishes the Yin and relieves constipation caused by Yin Deficiency. Cools Heat and aids healing of sores.

Read more about Hemp Seeds here