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Hemorrhoids 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 hemorrhoids 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 hemorrhoids is often associated with tiredness, stomach prolapse and anus prolapse in the pattern “Qi Collapsing or Qi Sinking”.
Once identified, patterns are treated using medicinal herbs, acupuncture, and other therapies. In the case of hemorrhoids we’ve identified that a herbal formula called Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang can help treat the patterns behind the symptom.
In Chinese Medicine hemorrhoids is a symptom for the pattern "Qi Collapsing or Qi Sinking". Below is a small explanation for it with links for more details.
Pulse type(s): Empty (Xu)
Tongue color: Pale
In a Qi Collapsing (also called 'Sinking Qi') situation, a weakened Qi is unable to perform its holding function, resulting in a prolapse of the Organs. This condition mostly applies to the Qi of the Spleen.
Qi Collapsing or Qi Sinking is often treated with Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang, a herbal formula made of 10 herbs (including Milkvetch Roots - Huang Qi - as a key herb). Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang belongs to the category of "formulas that tonify qi", which might be why it is often recommended for this pattern. Its main action as a formula is: "Tonifies Qi of the Spleen and Stomach (Middle Burner)".
Source date: 1247
Number of ingredients: 10 herbs
Key actions: Tonifies Qi of the Spleen and Stomach (Middle Burner). Raises the Yang. Detoxifies. Lifts what has sunken.
Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Qi Collapsing or Qi Sinking' of which hemorrhoids is a symptom.
Its main actions are: Tonifies the Wei Qi and stops perspiration. Tonifies the Spleen Qi and the Yang Qi of the Earth Element. Tonifies the Qi and Blood. Expels pus and assists in the healing of wounds. Helps to regulate water metabolism in the body and reduce edema.
Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat hemorrhoids as can be seen on Ningpo Figwort Root's page.
Its main actions are: Expels true or Internal Heat and cools the Blood. Tonifies the Yin. Reduces inflammations and drains Fire toxicity. Reduces hard nodules, especially associated with the lymph.
Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat hemorrhoids as can be seen on Sponge Gourd's page.
Its main actions are: Removes obstructions in the Collaterals, promotes blood circulation and cools Blood, clears heat and detoxifies. Facilitate lactation.
Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat hemorrhoids as can be seen on Wax Gourd's page.
Its main actions are: Clears Heat and dispels toxicity. Promotes the generation of Fluids. Removes phlegm and promotes urination.
Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat hemorrhoids as can be seen on Aloe Vera's page.
Its main actions are: Clears Heat. Cools the Liver and clears Heat in the Liver. Eases constipation and kills parasites.