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Piles, a condition wherein the veins in the anal canal are swollen and obstruct the normal function of defecation, starts to bleed and cause pain prolapse or produces a discharge. There are two types in it
Internal: Seen inside rectum; generally does not show any symptoms, but sometime there may be protrusion causing bleeding.
External: Seen under the skin around the anus.
Low fiber diet
Inadequate fluid intake
Straining on the toilet
The symptoms are-
Pain with skin irritation
Bleeding with stool.
Swelling around the anus
Complications are anaemia and strangulated hemorrhoids where the blood supply to internal hemorrhoids being cut n causes strangulations, causing extreme pain. Thus, when we do Panchakarma treatment the bowel system is strengthened and on consuming high fibre rich food, drinking more water, eating more fruits can prevent from the piles. Let us now see on the panchakarma treatment.
Ayurvedic Remedies for piles
Sesame seed paste: Sesame or til is a good treatment for bleeding piles when applied externally to the affected area.
Muli or radish paste: Again, a fine paste made from this vegetable is useful in the case of painful piles which are not bleeding.
Ayurvedic oils and creams: There are multiple ayurvedic oils and creams which can be very effective in curing or at least controlling piles. However, it is best to go to your nearest ayurvedic doctor for proper steps.
Treatment of piles by the Ayurvedic treatment of Panchakarma
Panchakarma is a formidable Ayurvedic treatment known for the purification of the body, mind and soul. It rejuvenates and detoxifies the body by removing accumulated toxins, thus improving metabolism by balancing the doshas.
It is usually a three-stage process.
Paschat (post operative)
Panchakarama covers a five step treatment out of which Virechan and Basti effectively helps in the treatment of piles.
1. Virechan- It removes pitta toxins such as herpes, zoster, jaundice, colitis and other infections. It clears bowel movement by cleaning the gall bladder and the liver.
Procedure: Concerned with the alimentary canal, it cures piles by a purgation process. Here the doshas are balanced in the form of waste excretion via faeces through the rectum. The heat produced from purgation medicines like Laxatives, Simple purgatives, Drastic purgatives, Hydragogues purgatives eradicates impurities from gall-bladder, liver and gastro-intestinal tract.
2. Basti- It treats vata dominated conditions and helps treat chronic diseases like constipation.
Procedure: It actively eliminates impurities through feces, urine and other excreta. Vata is located in the large intestine, which is why the medication directly affects asthi dhatu . Thus any medicines, when applied rectally, go into deeper bone tissues and cures vata disorders. It also gives relief from constipation.
If you are suffering from piles, consult a certified ayurvedic practitioner for treatment.